Chessu

Chessu

The gasworks site with its dome covered in graffiti has been a symbol of autonomy and self-determination since the youth movement in the 70s.more

The Strandbad (lido) Biel

The Strandbad (lido) Biel

The Strandbadt (lido) was created in 1929-32 as part of a job creation programme under the auspices of city's planning and building control office. It is one of the first and most impressive examples of pool construction in Swiss Modernist style.more

Stadtkirche (City Church)

Stadtkirche (City...

The original Biel town church, consecrated by St. Benedict of Nursia,...more

Biel Strandboden

Biel Strandboden

Lakeside promenade with several large lawns for playing and relaxation....more

Chessu

The gasworks site with its dome covered in graffiti has been a symbol of autonomy and self-determination since the youth movement in the 70s.

The gasworks site with its dome covered in graffiti has been a symbol of autonomy and self-determination since the youth movement in the 70s.

The Strandbad (lido) Biel

The Strandbadt (lido) was created in 1929-32 as part of a job creation programme under the auspices of city's planning and building control office. It is one of the first and most impressive examples of pool construction in Swiss Modernist style.

Stadtkirche (City Church)

The original Biel town church, consecrated by St. Benedict of Nursia, was first mentioned in 1228 in the Lausanne cartulary (register). For its worldly concerns the town of Biel was under the control of the Bishop of Basel until 1798, whereas ecclesiastically it belonged to the diocese of the Bishopric of Lausanne from 1528 until the Reformation.

The Stadtkirche Biel is appreciated for its well-balanced proportions and the simplicity of the interior.

Biel Strandboden

Lakeside promenade with several large lawns for playing and relaxation. On sunny days city dwellers flock here to escape from the humdrum of everyday life, with families enjoying the laid-back ambience. Rent a pedal boat and go for a spin on the lake or enjoy a coffee or an ice cream at the Parc-Café.

The Strandboden area is located right by Lake Biel. This is where the locals take time out from their busy lives and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.