A tour of discovery of the Bauhaus style in Biel.
Why is modernity so important in the architecture of Biel? In 1919, Walter Gropius founded "Bauhaus" in Weimar and this saw the start of modernity. Bauhaus has exerted an influence upon architecture, design, art and fashion. In 1921, the Social Democrat Guido Müller became the mayor of Biel and decisively promoted the “modern movement” along with his team. In 1923, the railway station was moved to the current location, and Biel thereby obtained 90'000 m² of building land on an ideal site. The result was an entire district built in the new Bauhaus style, and this makes Biel unique.
Good to know
- On the ArchitekTour, you discover the modern movement of the 1930s in Biel and the impact it had, and you do this independently in a fun way.
- The tour is suitable for anyone interested in architecture and history, and no prior knowledge is required.
- Register by phone or e-mail. The start time is between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.
- Family ticket: parents CHF 32 and CHF 5 per child (free up to 12 years).
- CHF 19.-
- CHF 120.-
Kinder bis 12 Jahre
- Custom hours on request
- Wheelchair accessible
- Outdoor parking space
- Free Wi-Fi
- Picnic area available
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