Old town
City centre
Shores of the lake
Lakelive Festival

Discover Biel/Bienne



Colourful, vibrant and innovative.

Located in the superb Seeland, and known as the base of Swiss clock and watchmaking, Biel is the largest bilingual town in Switzerland.

As a town with many facets, Biel offers a rich variety of culture via established cultural institutions as well as the alternative culture scene. The pedestrian zone on Bahnhofstrasse and Nidaugasse and the old town with its many little boutiques are ideal for shopping, and invite you to stroll and browse. The town leaves nothing to be desired in gourmet terms: whether it's a cozy café or culinary delights in one of the many restaurants, the offer is diverse.



Every year, events of national and international importance take place in Biel. Cultural occasions such as Pod’Ring, the Lakelive Festival and major sports meetings such as the Biel Run bring the town alive and attract visitors from all over Switzerland and neighbouring countries.

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Lakelive Festival

Urban discovery tour

Be inspired by this selection of shops.

Discover exhibitions and current cultural events.

Gourmet tips for connoisseurs.

Where to find products from Seeland.


Most beautiful terraces

Restaurants | Fusion cuisine at the highest level - a culinary experience in a convivial ambiance.

Restaurants | Snack bar situated in the park of the Isle of Suze.

Bars | The beer and cocktail bar.

Restaurants | Bar food, but different!

Restaurants | Up-to-date, surprisingly varied and creative – that is the new Dock4 in Biel.

Restaurants | An attractive location on the central square in the centre of Biel, above the river Schüss.

Restaurants | Culinary delicacies at 930 m a.s.l.

Restaurants | The terrace of the NMB café is shaded by mighty trees that are as old as the buildings of the former Indienne factory.

Restaurants | Holiday atmosphere at the lake biel.

Restaurants | The Farel Bistro offers freshly made, healthy and tasty dishes.

Shopping Inspiration

Shopping | Hairstyling Salon

Shopping | Workshop for knitted items and wool.

Shopping | Atelier Verdan in the heart of Biel.

Shopping | Boutique for fashion and accessories.

Shopping | The creative studio for decorative objects made of paper.

Shopping | Organic sourdough bread on a subscription basis delivered by bicycle in Biel and the surrounding area.

Shopping | The beer shop with a wide range of beers and spirits and its own brewery.

Shopping | Hand-produced ecological coffee beans from the roasting house in Biel, carefully roasted over the wood fire.

Shopping | The specialist shop for cheese, regional specialities, wines and spirits.

Shopping | The flower shop – scented, seasonal and local.




The gift voucher for shopping and leisure in Biel/Bienne.

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Bieler Zentralplatz


Main events

  • Everyday

    Art, Exhibition

    Photography days

    Photoforum Pasquart | Farelhaus / Maison Farel
  • Friday

    Festivity, Festival

    First Friday

    Altstadt / Vieille Ville / Old Town | Biel/Bienne
  • Friday

    Festivity, Festival

    First Friday

    Altstadt / Vieille Ville / Old Town | Biel/Bienne
  • Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

    Festivity, Festival

    Pod’Ring Festival 2022

    Ringplatz / Place du Ring | Biel / Bienne