Culture & museums

The towns and cities of the area boast a rich cultural heritage and countless architectural treasures – some of which can be discovered by means of a guided tour. The rich and diverse cultural scene includes museums, exhibitions, UNESCO World Heritage sites, festivals, and much more.

Museums

A listed historical monument, this museum houses an impressive collection of art.

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the peat bogs of the Jura by visiting the new centre dedicated to these fragile natural environments rich in biodiversity.

From the farm to the cheese dairy

The biggest museum specialised in clock-making in the world: 4,000 exhibits to see!

The mammals and birds of Switzerland in their habitat and original temporary exhibits.

A foundation for the nature heritage of the Jura.

Discover the rich heritage of this mythic beverage.

Swiss Fruits and Distillery Museum

A journey to the centre of the earth to see how the miners of yesteryear worked.

Cité du Temps - French for the City of Time - is nestled in the heart of Biel, the world's watchmaking capital.

The museum of art and history in Biel/Bienne has quite a mixture, but also captivating.

Printmakinf, photography, installation, painting: exhibitions demultiplying points of view.

The secrets of time nestled in a magic place: the Château des Monts

Immerse yourself in the colourful and playful world of the Swatch brand, whose museum is located on the second floor of the new Cité du Temps.

Discover the pictorial and literary art of Dürrenmatt in a beautiful setting.

With a guide, discover the early works of Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, the future Le Corbusier.

Guided visit of astronomical observatory and solar or wind power plants.

Tour of the old town of Delémont dedicated to the history of sovereignty of Switzerland’s youngest canton, including a visit to the Musée d’art et d’histoire.

During this tour you gain insight into urban living, the economy and the combination of city and nature in Biel.

Can you unmask the murderer?

Discover chamois and wild marmots at the Chasseral with a guide.

On this wine hike, you will discover the diversity of Lake Biel wines and learn exciting facts about the wineries during three wine tastings.

Discover Switzerland's oldest solar power plant.

A city built by and for the watchmaking industry, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List

Relive the Belle Époque in Neuchâtel during a guided tour and enjoy some unique experiences!

This medieval town by the Doubs is a treasure of the Jura just waiting to be discovered.

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

The crematorium, stained-glass windows and staircases are to be discovered.

Discover the lovely peninsula of St. Peter's Island in Lake Biel. Visit a late medieval monastery or the remains of prehistoric settlements and Roman buildings.

Watchmaking

The "Garde Temps" invites you to put yourself in a real watchmaker's shoes.

Explore the world of watchmaking with an expert watchmaker.

Build one's own watch with the help of a watchmaker.

Enjoy the unique experience of a visit of a genuine, world-renowned Swiss watchmaking manufacture.

Step in the shoes of a watchmaker and discover the fascinating world of Swiss mechanical watchmaking in a unique way!

Discover the unique watchmaking heritage of the Franches Montagnes.

Build your own watch, a unique experience.

Cultural heritage

A small architectural gem at the heart of a watchmakers’ village.

Relive the Belle Epoque in Neuchâtel and enjoy some unique experiences: urban escape game, scavenger hunt and guided city tours.

An iconic architectural ensemble of the city of Neuchâtel.

Take a scenic walk among sculptures and nature.

Theaters & Cinemas

An Italian-style theatre of national importance.

Biel Solothurn Theatre and Orchestra (TOBS) is a theatre and orchestra company producing opera, plays and concerts in the cities of Biel and Solothurn.

The cultural hotspot of Neuchâtel offers a rich and varied programme

UNESCO World Heritage

Prehistoric pile-dwelling sites featured on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Discover a fascinating world to the rythm of a watch.