Biel's old town

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.

Biel's old town
Biel's old town. © Tourismus Biel Seeland | Stefan Weber
The old town of Biel is alive, innovative and diverse.

Most visitors come to Biel expecting a 19th century industrial city. However, many are surprised to find a medieval core that is still preserved.

The old town has remained authentic and full of charm. Galleries, antique shops and small stores alternate with restaurants, theatres and cafés.

The lively and colourful fruits and vegetables market takes place several times a week on the Place du Bourg and is an appointment for many people from Biel.


First Friday

Every first Friday of the month, Biel's ol town comes alive for First Friday. A festive and cultural event not to be missed!

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Restaurants in Biel's old town.
Restaurants, Biel/Bienne

Restaurant and cultural meeting place where everybody’s taste is provided for.

Restaurants, Biel/Bienne

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

Restaurants, Biel/Bienne

Seasonal cuisine full of imagination and adapted to your wishes.


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

Where to stay?
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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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