|Local draught beer||$10.12|
|Combo meal at McDonalds||$13.56|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre||$1 726.25|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||$3.00|
Biel for Germans and Bienne for the French is a city located on the language boundary and is a bilingual city with two-third of its inhabitants speaking German and the rest French. This metropolis is the 10th largest city in Switzerland and is also home to Swatch, Omega, Tissot and Rolex among other famous brands. The city lies at the foot of Jura Mountains at the eastern end of Lake Biel. It serves as a gateway to the three peripheral lakes of Jura namely Lakes Murten, Neuchatel and Biel. However, despite being a metropolis, Biel is endowed with picturesque charm.
The scenic charm of the city is its major attraction. And the old town of Biel exemplifies that fact. Take cheap flights to Biel to visit this beautiful town. It comprises a town hall, fountains, a church with gothic beauty, beautiful signposts etc.
You will have a great time during the boat excursions to the three lakes of Jura. A trip to St. Peter’s Island and River Aare is also a must. En route to Solothurn, you will find the small town of Buren and the colony of Altreu.
An interesting visit would be that to Peter’s Isle, an idyllic peninsula on which Rousseau, the renowned philosopher is believed to have experienced ‘veritable happiness’. This isle lies on the western end of the lake and features Rousseau’s former house, a monastery and a famous hotel-restaurant.
You can also visit Centre PasquArt, an art museum that showcases graphic art, contemporary sculpture and photography. The museum of Schwab exhibits objects of the pre-historic times, Roman period, Iron Age etc. Talking of museums, you should also visit Omega Museum which houses a fabulous collection of watches ranging from the first products of the brand to NASA’s latest time measuring device.
Apart from these attractions, you should also book cheap flights to Biel to visit other tourist destinations like Hotel Elite, a symbol of bourgeoisie, the busy, urban squares like Guisanplatz and Zentralplatz; the neoclassical train station etc.