The Congress Centre in the city centre of Biel/Bienne, with its architecture from the 1950s and 60s, renovated in 2001/2002, is a major feature of the city. Under its impressive suspended roof, an amazing range of cultural and commercial events take place, everything from fitness to leisure activities.
They are 3,000 to 7,000 years old, well preserved but mostly invisible – yet the five settlements of pile dwellings in the Lake Biel/Bienne region are on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites, for they are among the rarest of their kind in the world.
The Jura waters correction is a unique heritage of human creativity. The Nidau Castle Museum, opened in October 2004, aims to heighten this awareness.