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

Pack your swimming gear!

Water activity | Swimming and splashing can be enjoyed to the fullest at the public swimming spots in Ipsach.

Water activity | Small, hidden sandy bays invite you to spend some relaxing hours.

Water activity | Large outdoor swimming facility on the shores of Lake Biel.

Water activity | Attractive sand beach in the middle of Biel.

Water activity | Nice public bathing facility on the northern shore of Lake Biel.

Water activity | Right next to Camping Sutz on Lake Biel, the lido with its shady trees invites you to relax.

Water activity | A pleasant lawn at the beach adjacent to the nature sanctuary.

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

Hiking, Erlach - St. Petersinsel

Cycling, Biel/Bienne - Biel/Bienne

Hiking, Magglingen - Twann

Hiking, Twann - Ligerz

Hiking, Biel/Bienne - La Neuveville

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



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Grape gathering, lake Biel

Ship ahoy!

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

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

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

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