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...more

Restaurant St. Gervais

Restaurant St. Gervais

The St. Gervais is quite unique. This institution in the Old Town of Biel/Bienne has been guided by cooperative principles for many decades now and welcomes a very diverse range of people. more

Grosses Moos (The Great Marsh)

Grosses Moos (The...

Since the Jura water correction, Seeland has become one of Switzerland's...more

St. Peter's Island

St. Peter's Island

St. Petersinsel (St. Peter's Isle) was a modest estate with leased...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.

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Restaurant St. Gervais

The St. Gervais is quite unique. This institution in the Old Town of Biel/Bienne has been guided by cooperative principles for many decades now and welcomes a very diverse range of people.

The St. Gervais is quite unique. This institution in the Old Town of Biel/Bienne has been guided by cooperative principles for many decades now and welcomes a very diverse range of people.

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Grosses Moos (The Great Marsh)

Since the Jura water correction, Seeland has become one of Switzerland's most important vegetable-growing regions. Besides vegetables, fruit, grains, sugar beets and grapes are also cultivated here. A quarter of Switzerland's vegetable yield comes from Seeland. Discover the Vegetable Trail in the Great Marsh by bicycle or on inline skates. Both Kerzer and Ins Station make an ideal base, and here one can rent bicycles, amongst other things.

Grosses Moos (The Great Marsh)
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St. Peter's Island

St. Petersinsel (St. Peter's Isle) was a modest estate with leased vineyard allotments when it gained widespread importance in Europe in the 18th century through J-J Rousseau's descriptions of the island. It then became a stopover on educational journeys through Switzerland before turning into a favourite destination for daytrips, offering the visitor an opportunity to appreciate nature and enjoy a sense of peacefulness.

Even the ancient inhabitants of pile-dwellings chose Erlach on Lake Biel and St. Peter's Island as their abodes. The Romans too left traces. Bishops and members of the nobility ruled from here in the Middle Ages. Today both are popular destinations for nature lovers and visitors seeking rest and relaxation.

St. Peter's Island
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