"Biel ? the Swiss Watch Capital" Biel by Tolik
Biel Travel Guide: 18 reviews and 101 photos
The city Biel/Bienne, situated directly at the Lake of Biel, is the only bilingual town in Switzerland, where not only the city name but the street names appear in both Swyzerdutsch (Swiss German) and French. It is also the home of such huge names as
Omega, Rolex, and Swatch.
The fascinating Old Town, with its Gothic Reformed Church of St Benedict, magnificent guildhalls and beautiful fountains entice you to stroll. The Jura mountains are easy reachable by funicular from Biel. The Port of Biel/Bienne is the starting point for the scenic lake and river cruises, which can take you to the St. Peter?s island, city of Solothurn, Neuch?tel and Murten Lakes ? so called Three-Lake Tour.
Museum Neuhaus at Sch?sspromenade 26 / Promenade de la Suze 26 This small art and history museum portrays the life of... more travel advice
From the Burgplatz/Place de Bourg continue uphill, and head right to the Ring, core of the Old Town. As the story goes,... more travel advice
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