Guided city tour

Guided tour of Biel's old town

Biel's old town
Biel's old town. © Tourismus Biel Seeland | Stefan Weber
  • Place

    • Biel/Bienne
  • Recommended Duration

    • 1 h 0

Explore the magical atmosphere of the historical old town, and discover Biel’s history and the most important places to visit.

The old town is the jewel of Biel/Bienne. This was where the Romans worshipped the God "Belenus" for many centuries. Incidentally, Biel/Bienne owes its name to this Roman deity. The Ring is the oldest square in our town, as you walk around here you will discover a magnificent, magical, romantic and peaceful place. Follow one of our town guides and you will embark upon a journey through time to learn about the history and tales of the town.


  • Prices public guided tours

    Single price

    • CHF 10.-
  • Prices for groups

    Groups up to 25 persons

    • CHF 120.-

Good to know

Good to know
    • Guided public tours 2021 (registration required): 17.04., 15.05., 12.06., 03.07., 21.08., 11.09.: 2.30 pm
    • Group: max. 25 per group
    • Languages: French, German, English, Italian, Spanish
    • Bookings: all year round, at the tourist office
    • Meeting point: Bäsetöri (Jakob-Rosius-Strasse 16, 2502 Biel/Bienne)
    • The city of Biel was awarded the Wakker Prize in 2004. The Wakker Prize is awarded by the Swiss Heritage Society to a political community in Switzerland for exemplary townscape protection.

On site

On site
  • Accessibility

    • Custom hours on request
    • Accessible by public transport
  • Activities

    • Guided tours
  • Services

    • Suitable for groups



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Biel/Bienne is Switzerland’s largest bilingual town. German and French have equal rights here. This town is also the cradle of Swiss watchmaking.

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