Le Locle Tourism

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Le Locle is a municipality in Le Locle District in the Canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland. It is situated in the Jura Mountains, a few kilometers from the city of La Chaux-de-Fonds.It is the third smallest city in Switzerland (in Switzerland a place needs more than 10,000 inhabitants to be considered a city). Le Locle is known as a center of Swiss watchmaking, even cited as the birthplace of the industry, with roots dating back to the 1600s. The municipality has been home to manufactures such as Mido, Zodiac, Tissot, Ulysse Nardin, Zenith, Montblanc, Certina as well as Universal Genève, before the latter company relocated to Geneva. The town's history in watchmaking is documented at one of the world's premier horological museums, the Musée d'Horlogerie du Locle, Monts Castle, located in a 19th-century country manor on a hill north of the city Restored historic underground mills (grainmill, oilmill, sawmill) can be seen in a cave located about one kilometer (0.6 miles) west of the city center. The name of the town derives from the word for lake or trou d´eau.


A place in Switzerland, Le Locle is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. When planning a trip to Le Locle, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Zurich. Attractions in Zurich include Lindenhof, Old Town, Lake Promenade. To explore Le Locle, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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Facts and Stats for Le Locle*

  • Pollution Statistics in Le Locle

    Know the pollution level of Le Locle before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
  • Le Locle: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Le Locle for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Le Locle.

    • Burglary and Theft 5 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 10 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 20 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 5 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 10 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 5 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 20 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 10 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Le Locle - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 87.19 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 22.41 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 17 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 115.69 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 83.33 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 188.32 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Le Locle

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Le Locle

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.53 USD
    • International Movie per seat 18.92 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 78.85 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 115.64 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 133.16 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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