Stadtkirche (City Church)

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...more

Biel Strandboden

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...more

St. Peter's Island

St. Peter's Island

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

Cruises

Cruises

The region around the three large Jura lakes - Lake Biel, Lake Neuchâtel...more

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.

Stadtkirche (City Church)
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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.

Biel Strandboden
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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.

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Cruises

The region around the three large Jura lakes - Lake Biel, Lake Neuchâtel and Lake Morat - is ideally suited for cruises. The lakes are connected by the Zihl and Broye canals, forming more than 100 km of navigable waters, the longest such waterway in Switzerland.

Discover the Lake District on the waterways. Experience the Three Lakes Region with all your senses while on this audio tour.

Cruises
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