Lake Biel is nestled between vineyards and the green expanses of the Seeland. Its charms include the largest bilingual town in Switzerland, lovely winegrowing villages and St. Peter’s Island, which captured the imagination of the well-known philosopher J-J Rousseau.

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Taubenloch Gorge

Biel/Bienne - Frinvillier

A hike through the mystical Taubenloch Gorge is a pleasure for the whole family.

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The Taubenloch Gorge

Energy oases

Cultural Heritage | This archaeological site can be found on the hill called Jensberg in the municipality of Studen.

Natural sites | Legends have grown up around the multi-level waterfalls above Neuenstadt, and these are partly based on actual witch trials.

Natural sites | They may lie there peacefully today but they have moved the emotions of people for centuries or even millennia. They are known as bowl stones.

Natural sites | The best way of allowing your thoughts to roam and wander is to cast a glance at the horizon and feel momentarily released from the earth.

Natural sites | This is the ideal place to engage with nature and restore your energy, just as our ancestors did.

Natural sites | Bowl stones on "Drachenlinie". The very name of this oasis of energy indicates that mystical events have taken place here.

Natural sites | This is certainly one of the most notable places of worship in Seeland.

Cultural Heritage | Chilchmatt in Oberbüren has been settled since the Bronze Age and was a significant pilgrimage site in the late Middle Ages.

Natural sites | The wild and romantic scenery makes the only gorge in Europe located in the immediate vicinity of a town a unique destination for an excursion.

Natural sites | Besides attracting birds and small animals, the Gummenseeli in Burgerwald, east of Aarberg, is an ideal place to recuperate.

Famous for its charming alleys, beautiful facades and venerable corporate houses, the old town is a privileged place in the heart of the city of Biel.

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Biel's old town

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Fruit and vegetable market

The region’s largest fruit and vegetable market is held on picturesque Burgplatz square in the old town of Biel/Bienne.

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Vegetable market