Biel, Switzerland, lies at the shores of Lake Biel in the Swiss canton of Bern. It is considered to be the centre of Swiss watchmaking. Renowned international companies such as Swatch, Omega, and Rolex are located in the region. Around fifty-four thousand people live in Biel (in French, "Bienne"), which is the biggest bilingual town in Switzerland. It is also a gateway for tourists, who want to discover the holiday region around lakes Biel, Murten, and Neuchâtel. The Three Lakes Region is well-known for beautiful landscapes including vineyards on the hillsides and beautiful views on the surrounding mountains and is a perfect region to relax and to take a time out. There are numerous options for sport enthusiasts, who enjoy hiking and cycling. In summer, the average maximum temperatures reach twenty-three to twenty-six degrees Celsius. In winter, visitors can expect daily maximum temperatures ranging from four to six degrees Celsius.
If you want to stay in the town of Biel, there are many options for accommodations, including hotels, holiday apartments, guesthouses, and hostel in Biel, Switzerland. There is also an option for a hostel in Nidau, right next to Biel. The hostel is located very close by the lake and open all year round. The quality of this budget accommodation is good and the prices are reasonable.
Biel has an authentic and intact Old Town, which is very interesting for architecture lovers and photographs. The Old Town was built between the fifteenth and eighteenth century, and belongs to the most preserved ones in Europe. The Vingelz-Hafen is a nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site near the shore of Lake Biel. It dates back to approximately the thirtieth century BC. The site is buried under mud, and so far has had little research. Several small neighbouring towns with attractive Medieval architecture such as Nidau, La Neuveville, and Erlach are well worth a visit. If you are interested in wine and its secrets, check out the vineyard trail by Lake Biel and the viticulture museum in Ligerz.
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