Biel is the largest bilingual city in Switzerland. The mixture of the two languages German and French gives Biel an incomparable charm. Most visitors imagine Biel as an industrial city. Many are surprised to find that a medieval-style old town centre has been preserved in the heart of the city. With its charming terraces, picturesque squares and small shops, the old town is an inviting place to stroll.
From classic guided tours of the old town, to tours on the theme of the watchmaking industry, to tours on the theme of "urban Biel" with the Hugo Bikes, there is a wide range on offer.
How to get there Biel is situated on the German-French language border and is easily accessible by public transport.
By boat: Biel can be reached by boat from Solothurn. Timetable
Bicycle: The National SwitzerlandMobility Routes No. 5 and No. 8 pass by Biel.
By car: Biel can be reached from Solothurn in around 20 minutes.
Restaurants Biel offers a wide range of restaurants.
Accommodation Discover the many accommodations in Biel.
Places of interest
Biel Old Town
Cité du Temps
St. Peter's Island
Nice to know Take a culinary stroll through Biel's old town and immerse yourself in the bilingual culture of this city full of contrasts. The offer consists of 7 tastings and can be booked every Saturday.