Lake Biel/Bienne

Lake Biel/Bienne

Lake Biel/Bienne in the Mittelland area of Switzerland is situated on the border between the French and German speaking parts and, together with the lakes of Neuchâtel and Murten, is part of the “Three Lakes Region”. It borders the southern edge of the Jura, where the slopes are used for...more

Lake Murten

Lake Murten

Lake Murten (Murtensee, Lac de Morat), embedded between the small mediaeval town of Murten and the "Riviera Fribourgeoise" with its vineyard slopes...more

Aegelsee lake and moorland

Aegelsee lake and...

Up on the Diemtigbergli above Diemtigen, a popular place for excursions...more

Gastern Valley and Chluse

Gastern Valley...

The young Kander River rushes with force into the valley. The...more

Lake Biel/Bienne

Lake Biel/Bienne in the Mittelland area of Switzerland is situated on the border between the French and German speaking parts and, together with the lakes of Neuchâtel and Murten, is part of the “Three Lakes Region”. It borders the southern edge of the Jura, where the slopes are used for intensive cultivation of vines. The wine-making villages and the romantic St. Peter’s Island are inviting places to spend a while.

Lake Biel/Bienne in the Jura & Three-Lakes area of Switzerland is situated on the border between the French and German speaking parts. It borders the southern edge of the Jura, where the slopes are used for intensive cultivation of vines.

Lake Murten

Lake Murten (Murtensee, Lac de Morat), embedded between the small mediaeval town of Murten and the "Riviera Fribourgeoise" with its vineyard slopes gracing Mont Vully, is the smallest of the three lakes on the periphery of the Jura. Thanks to its shallow depth, lake Murten is warmed quickly by the sun and is much loved as a swimming lake from spring through to autumn. Regular boat services sail through the Broye canal from lake Murten to Lac de Neuchâtel, and further on to lake Biel.

Lake Murten (Murtensee, Lac de Morat), embedded between the small mediaeval town of Murten and the "Riviera Fribourgeoise" with its vineyard slopes gracing Mont Vully, is the smallest of the three lakes on the periphery of the Jura. Thanks to its shallow depth, lake Murten is warmed quickly by the sun and is much loved as a swimming lake from spring through to autumn. Regular boat services sail through the Broye canal from lake Murten to Lac de Neuchâtel, and further on to lake Biel.

Aegelsee lake and moorland

Up on the Diemtigbergli above Diemtigen, a popular place for excursions and well-known for the fishing. Since 1958 its primary purpose has been as the balancing reservoir for the Erlenbach power station. The protected upland moor on the eastern side of the lake provides a habitat for many plants and animals. There is a footpath round the Aegelsee, starting from the Diemtig-Bergli restaurant.

Up on the Diemtigbergli above Diemtigen, a popular place for excursions.

Gastern Valley and Chluse

The young Kander River rushes with force into the valley. The Gasterntal, a high, untouched valley formed by the glacier, reveals here its breathtaking beauty. A groomed hiking trail runs along the Kander up to Kanderfirn, the origin of the river. For hikers and climbers, the Gastern Valley is the starting point of wonderful tours.

The Gastern Valley (Gasterntal) can only be accessed via the narrow Chluse Gorge on foot or by bus from the Kandersteg Railroad Station.