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Discover the old town of Biel

A jewel in the heart of the bilingual watchmaking city

The old town of Biel is lively and full of variety. An inviting place to take a stroll with numerous charming, little alleyways, beatiful fountains and venerable guild houses. You'll find plenty to surprise you with medieval buildings and squares as well as small shops selling regional products. Enjoy spending time in the many small cafés an restaurants you'll regularly come across in the old town. Several times a week, there is a lively fruit and vegetable market on Burgplatz; a place when many locals meet. This summer, you can also explore the area in a playful way on Biel's first urban golf course. By any measure, Biel is worth a visit - whether you come for its architecture, culture, history or gastronomy.

Biel can be reached quickly and easily by public transport. The old town and the lake promenade are only a few minutes' walk from the station.


First Friday Kunst, Kultur, Spass

On the first Friday of each month, you can see the old town of Biel at its very best. First Friday invites you to come and stroll, shop, dance and enjoy yourself in the wonderful alleyways an narrow streets.

Paradice Eislaufbahn

A delightful winter wonderland in the city centre of Biel/Bienne. The esplanade, the large square between the congress centre and the Coupole, is turned into a charming winter wonderland in the winter months. A small winter fairytale in the centre of Biel. Whether you opt for a round of ice skating, Bavarian curling, or a tasty cheese fondue, PARADICE leaves nothing to be desired.

Tour of Biel's old town historical guided tour

Dicover the old town of Biel on a guided tour of the city. Go on a journey throug time and find out intersting facts about Biel's history an its anecdotes. Duration: 1 hour.

Nourritour ein kulinarischer Spaziergang

Held every saturday, the nourritour is a culinary walk through the old town of Biel. The tour has seven diffent stops, which allow you to taste regional products, some of which are even home made. Duration: 3 hours.

Lesetipp Kundenmagazin «gazette»

Have you heard of the BLS customer magazine «gazette»? In the winter edition 2019/20, we published an intersting report on Biel.Our tip: Definitly read it! 

By the way: You can read the «gazette» online or subscribe to future printet editions free of charge.

Availability Today (Tuesday) open

 The old town of Biel can be visited all year round. 

For the nourritour and First Friday, please note the individual availabilities. 


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Rates Führungen

  • CHF 49.00 Nourritour Erwachsene
  • CHF 15.00 Altstadtführung Erwachsene
Prices in CHF, incl. VAT / Prices and products are subject to change without notice.

How to get there

Travel comfortably to Biel by train. In approx. 5 minutes on foot from the station you can reach the "Paradice" opposite the Biel Congress Centre.

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