Biel ? the Swiss Watch Capital
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.