Natural sites

Lake Biel

Lake Biel is situated at the German and French language border, and it is the eight-largest lake of Switzerland.

Kayak on lake Biel
Kayak on lake Biel. © Tourismus Biel Seeland | Stefan Weber
Whether active in sports or in search of peace and relaxation, everyone will find their happiness on the shores of Lake Biel.

Together with the lakes of Neuchâtel and Murten, the Lake Biel is part of the so-called Jura fringe lakes.

The northern shoreland of the Lake Biel is characterised by intensively cultivated winegrowing areas, while the southern shore remains entirely natural. In summer, the lake is populated by stand-up paddlers and windsurfers, kayakers and boaters, fishermen and liners.

The lake’s highlight is the mystical St. Peter’s island with its hidden bathing bays and the venerable monastic hotel. The Lake Biel Navigation Company provides a holiday atmosphere while you enjoy a glass of local wine on board and glide along the picturesque winegrowers’ villages.
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Lake Biel
Lake Biel. © Tourismus Biel Seeland | Stefan Weber
Lake Biel
Lake Biel. © Tourismus Biel Seeland | Stefan Weber
Summer at lake Biel, Twann
Summer at lake Biel, Twann. © Tourismus Biel Seeland | Stefan Weber
Lake Biel
Lake Biel. © Tourismus Biel Seeland | Stefan Weber

Ship ahoy!

Connoisseurs pick the Aare voyage as Switzerland's loveliest boat excursion.

This unforgettable cruise takes you on the Lakes of Biel, Neuchâtel and Murten.

Cruise schedule: vineyards, idyllic villages and the famous St. Peter’s Island.

Every Sunday in summer brunch cruise on Lake Biel. Passengers enjoy three hours aboard the MobiCat.

Natural sites

St. Peter's Island

The famous peninsula of Lake Biel is a destination prized for its stillness and beauty.



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St. Peter's Island

Activities on the shores of lake Biel

The hike from Magglingen over the Twannberg ascent and down to Twann is a popular classic. Spectacular...

Theme trail about fish: An interaction between information, experience and nature.

Discover this magnificent region between the deep-blue lake and the verdant vineyards by bicycle.

The circular route on the St. Petersinsel in Berner Seeland is a real feast for the eyes. Surrounded...

The northern shores of the Bielersee (Lake Biel) are cultivated to a high degree with vines. The hike...

The families of winegrowers produce classic wines and local specialties with passion.



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grape gathering, lake Biel

Fish & Wine

The Pike and Egliparadies on Lake Biel.

The restaurant is situated in the centre of the picturesque winegrowers’ village of Twann.

Individuals, couples and groups have the possibility to taste, compare and discuss the regional wines and to pick out their favourites in a welcoming atmosphere.

Unique location with an attractive view of Lake Biel.

Traditional restaurant on the shore of the lake of Biel serving fish specialties.