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Biel Things to Do

  • Cruising on the lake of Biel

    Cruising on the lake is a good option, unfortunately due to the flooding around the lakes no boats were allowed to run. Normally the 9:50 breakfast boat reaches Erlach at 11:05 a.m., then turns around and returns to Biel at 12:15 p.m. The 7:10 evening boat stops briefly in Erlach at 8:25 p.m., then arrives back in Biel/Bienne at 10:15 p.m.

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  • MAGGLINGEN/MACOLIN / Le Chasseral...

    Take the funicular from Seevorstadt/Faubourg du Lac, west of the station, up through the forested slopes overlooking the town to the village of MAGGLINGEN/MACOLIN on the ridge. Normally you have a fantastic view over the whole area but we were not so lucky.Magglingen is known across the country as home of the Federal Institute of Sport.Le Chasseral...

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  • Biel Walking Tour Part 2

    From the Burgplatz/Place de Bourg continue uphill, and head right to the Ring, core of the Old Town. As the story goes, it was named for the circle of head shakers who would sit here to deliberate on the fate of criminals brought for trial. On the south side of the square is the Gothic Reformed Church of St Benedict dating from 1451-92. The church...

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Biel Restaurants

  • Ceylon food

    One of my favourite restaurants in Biel food wise. The restaurant itself is nothing nice. Kind of a cold atmosphere. But the food is very very tasty and served with lots of love. The owner itself is the chef. Restaurant is open as following:Monday to Friday 9h to 14:30h and 18h to 00:30hSaturday 18h to 0030h Everything!

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  • Historic tower restaurant

    This Restaurant is located in a historic tower building and has therefore lots of character.Recommended for romantic candle light dinners or business lunches. In summer there is a nice terrace. The menu is constantly changing with Nouvelle cuisine type style food. Check the homepage for seasonal details.In the Bistro you can get Brasserie style...

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  • Restaurant Linden Kappelen

    A very good local restaurant worth the stop. It was near to our B&B and our host recommended it. We did not reserve a table and were lucky to find a place. The waitresses were very friendly and attended to our wishes Kalbsgeschnetzeltes Zürcher-Art Fr. 30.-- Fr. 26.50 Slices veal with RoestiVery tender veal cooked in a fine mushroom sauce and...

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Biel Nightlife

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  • For lack of alternatives...

    Not to be confused with the legendary Mad Club in Lausanne, this rather unspectacular establishment features a bar and a very small dancing area. It's whole success only comes from the "Füfliber-Partys" every Thursday. On these occasions admission and all drinks cost five swiss francs (about 3.50 euros). That's why you'll always find it packed on...

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  • BNC's place to be

    Thirty years ago the ex-gas reactor in the heart of Biel was taken over by the centre for independent youth. It was transformed into a cultural meeting point for all types of activities. There are concerts and nights out to various kinds of music: Urban, Funk, Electronic, Punk&Rock etc.Admission is never more than 15.-Always free on ThursdaysGreat...

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Biel Transportation

  • The Swiss Pass

    The Bielýs train station offers easy train connections with Bern, Zurich and Neuchýtel. The Swiss Pass is a great way to see and learn about Switzerland. It covers both trains and busses giving you unlimited rides within selected period. The passes are good for unlimited usage for 4, 8, 15, 22 days or 1 month. The passes are valid on the legendary...

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  • By train, you can by a...

    By train, you can by a combined Day Pass that´s valid for the Arteplage and the train. The arteplages are all connected very well....By car it´s quite expensive. A car with less than 4 people costs 30 CHF and you won´t have another choice than to take that special parking. With 4 people it costs 40 CHF and I guess for all parking lots at all...

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  • Because of the expo 2002 the...

    Because of the expo 2002 the sbb (swiss railways) is improving its lines. As concequence of that there are now faster and better conections to the biggest cities in Switserland.

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Biel Off The Beaten Path

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    The 60 meter wooden bridge was built within the years 1567 - 1568.
    It is a beautiful construction and considered one of the most beautiful bridges of Switzerland.

    Hotel Krone
    A famous hotel which was once the property of the Kloster Friensisberg (1131 to 1233).
    Excepts from the Lysser Chorgericht states that this hotel was once the starting point of a "dirty" fight in Lyss in September 1630.
    Today this historic hotel offers guest-rooms also displaying smaller exhibitions and offering rooms for meetings.

    The church is at the end of town Square. The church steeple was built in 1526 as a component of the castle which was opened in 1575.

    Wooden bridge Attractive medivial town of Aarberg near Biel The church of Aarberg Impressions of Aarberg
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  • Local Museums

    Museum Neuhaus at Sch?sspromenade 26 / Promenade de la Suze 26 This small art and history museum portrays the life of 19th century Biel. Open Tuesday-Sunday: 11 ? 5pm, Wednesday: 11 ? 7pm, admission: adults CHF 7, students 5, free for children up to 16 years. Omega at St?mpflistrasse / Rue St?mpfli 96.Museum tells the history of the Omega watches....

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  • History of Biel

    First settlement existed here around 4th century BC (the Roman coins from 1 ? 4 century BC have been found during the excavations in 1846). The Prince-Bishops of Basel founded Biel again between 1220 and 1230. The town had semi-independent status for almost six centuries before being overrun by Napoleon in 1789. Biel became part of the canton of...

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