In 1839 a German pharmacist moved to Vevey in the French part of Switzerland and changed his name from Heinrich Nestle to Henri Nestlé. His company, which is known the world over today, founded the Alimentarium, a museum of nutrition.
In 1997, with the construction of the museum designed by Renzo Piano, the Fondation Beyeler now had a publicly accessible venue.
Although Biel is the capital of the watch industry, it's (almost) impossible to visit a watch factory. But there is an alternative: the Omega Museum opposite the factory.