Get inspire and discover the many activities to enjoy with family, friends or groups around Lake Biel.

Winter is here! Many activities are offered in the surroundings of Bienne to fully enjoy the winter. Get information on the current state of the slopes, which is updated daily.

Every year in December, the magic of Christmas arrives and the Christmas markets take their place in the towns and villages. Whether you are looking for presents or simply want to enjoy the Christmas spirit with a hot drink, everyone will find their happiness at the region's Christmas markets

Whether in the middle of nature or in the centre of Switzerland's largest bilingual city, find the ideal accommodation for your stay.


Water activity

Käptn Oli

Even in winter, boat trips are a must! Olivier Perrot, also known as Captain Oli, offers various themed cruises on Lake Biel. With Oli, cruises come with meals: cheese or Chinese fondue, fish menu, or the traditional Treber sausage, there's something for everyone! Book your cruise now, with the option to include an aperitif in the captain's cellar.

Towards cruises

Looking for a special Christmas present? With the 3-lake subscription+, you can enjoy unlimited travel on the scheduled boats on Lakes Neuchâtel, Biel and Morat and the Aare throughout the 2024 season. Board the BSG and LNM fleet and discover the longest navigable waterway in Switzerland and the picturesque landscape of the Three-Lakes Region.

The best fondue places
Restaurants, Biel/Bienne

Bar, café, vinotheque in the heart of Biel.

From CHF 60.- Food & Drinks, Douanne

Enjoy a delicious cheese fondue during a cosy boat trip, surrounded by the wintry backdrop of Lake Biel.

Restaurants, Biel/Bienne

Culinary delicacies at 930 m a.s.l.

Restaurants, Lyss

A good time with friends.

Restaurants, Macolin-Evilard

The mountain inn Hohmatt is especially popular with families, hikers, and cross-country skiers.

Restaurants, Biel/Bienne

Holiday atmosphere at the lake biel.

Restaurants, Biel/Bienne

Selective Swiss dishes served in the beautiful, historic vaulted cellard.

Exceptional Hospitality with Heart and Soul.


The route leads through the forests of Magglingen to the Hohmatt mountain inn.

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Discovering Biel

Guided tour of the old town of Biel organized exclusively on First Friday.

From CHF 15.- Urban visits, Bienne

With its little alleyways, pretty façades and dignified guild houses, Biel’s old town is the gem of the city. Set out on a journey of discovery into its fascinating past.

From CHF 25.- Urban visits, Bienne

Discover the lesser-known side of Biel/Bienne's architecture. This tour takes you on an exploration of modernity (Bauhaus).

From CHF 145.- Package, Biel/Bienne

Swatch, Omega, Torino and Ragusa: immerse yourself in the exciting worlds of these famous Swiss brands.


Biel Winter Circus

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An enchanting Christmas story on the Place Marché Neuf!

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