Cycling in Switzerland

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Seeland-Solothurn-Weg
Seeland-Solothurn-Weg
Stage 2, Biel–Büren a. A.
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Seeland-Solothurn-Weg
Seeland-Solothurn-Weg
Stage 1, Erlach–Biel
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Bielersee Rebenweg
Bielersee Rebenweg
Route 433, Biel/Bienne–La Neuveville
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Mittelland Route
Mittelland Route
Stage 5, Solothurn–Ins
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Emmental–Entlebuch
Emmental–Entlebuch
Stage 1, Biel/Bienne–Burgdorf
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Lötschberg–Jura
Lötschberg–Jura
Stage 3, Biel/Bienne–Delémont
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Lötschberg–Jura
Lötschberg–Jura
Stage 2, Thun–Biel/Bienne
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Jurasüdfuss-Route
Jurasüdfuss-Route
Stage 2, Grenchen–Neuchâtel
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Aare Route
Aare Route
Stage 4, Bern–Biel (Nidau)
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Aare Route
Aare Route
Stage 5, Biel (Nidau)–Solothurn
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Biel/Bienne
Biel's Historic Centre

Biel's Historic Centre

Biel's Old Town is a real gem - and visitors are amazed not only by its fascinating buildings, quaint features and beautiful fountains, but also by the unique and homely atmosphere.
Most visitors to Biel envisage a trip to an industrial town typical to the 19th century. And many are surprised to discover that between the modern city and the villas on the Jura hillsides, there's still an unspoilt and nostalgic Old Town shaped by the Middle Ages. The external appearance of the Old Town still largely corresponds to that of the 18th and early 19th century; with traces of late medieval fashions visible everywhere. The small Old Town with its Gothic church, venerable guild houses and beautiful fountains is a most interesting and delightful place to enjoy leisurely strolls.

Street cafes, watch shops and medieval facades shape the Old Town of Biel – and it has successfully maintained its natural charm over centuries. This gem between the new part of town and the Jura villas on the surrounding slopes has remained practically the very same small and perfect kind of world that inspired such great thinkers as Goethe, Pestalozzi and Rousseau.
Biel's Old Town is a real gem - and visitors are amazed not only by its fascinating buildings, quaint features and beautiful fountains, but also by the unique and homely atmosphere.
Most visitors to Biel envisage a trip to an industrial town typical to the 19th century. And many are surprised to discover that between the modern city and the villas on the Jura hillsides, there's still an unspoilt and nostalgic Old Town shaped by the Middle Ages. The external appearance of the Old Town still largely corresponds to that of the 18th and early 19th century; with traces of late medieval fashions visible everywhere. The small Old Town with its Gothic church, venerable guild houses and beautiful fountains is a most interesting and delightful place to enjoy leisurely strolls.

Street cafes, watch shops and medieval facades shape the Old Town of Biel – and it has successfully maintained its natural charm over centuries. This gem between the new part of town and the Jura villas on the surrounding slopes has remained practically the very same small and perfect kind of world that inspired such great thinkers as Goethe, Pestalozzi and Rousseau.

Biel's Historic Centre

Adresse

Tourismus Biel Seeland
Postfach 1261
Bahnhofplatz 12
2501 Biel/Bienne
Tel. +41 (0)32 329 84 84
info@biel-seeland.ch
www.biel-seeland.ch

Services

Accommodation

B&B Stadtzentrum
B&B Stadtzentrum
Biel/Bienne
City Hotel Biel Bienne
City Hotel Biel Bienne
Biel/Bienne
Hotel Mercure Plaza Biel
Hotel Mercure Plaza Biel
Biel/Bienne
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Hiking in the surroundings

Seeland-Solothurn-Weg
Seeland-Solothurn-Weg
Stage 2, Biel–Büren a. A.
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Seeland-Solothurn-Weg
Seeland-Solothurn-Weg
Stage 1, Erlach–Biel
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Bielersee Rebenweg
Bielersee Rebenweg
Route 433, Biel/Bienne–La Neuveville
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Cycling in the surroundings

Mittelland Route
Mittelland Route
Stage 5, Solothurn–Ins
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Emmental–Entlebuch
Emmental–Entlebuch
Stage 1, Biel/Bienne–Burgdorf
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Lötschberg–Jura
Lötschberg–Jura
Stage 3, Biel/Bienne–Delémont
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Lötschberg–Jura
Lötschberg–Jura
Stage 2, Thun–Biel/Bienne
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Jurasüdfuss-Route
Jurasüdfuss-Route
Stage 2, Grenchen–Neuchâtel
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Aare Route
Aare Route
Stage 4, Bern–Biel (Nidau)
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Aare Route
Aare Route
Stage 5, Biel (Nidau)–Solothurn
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