Guisan Place Market in Biel's old town View of the city to the lake and the Jura
Welcome to Biel/Bienne - the biggest bilingual city in Switzerland and the world capital for watchmaking
Rolex, the world's leading watch brand, crafts its timepieces in its new production facility in Biel/Bienne. The Swatch Group, the word's biggest watchmaking group, ist headquartered in Biel/Bienne and is investing in three ultramodern buildings for the Omega and Swatch brands.
Lake Biel with St. Peter's Island
The inhabitants of Biel/Bienne have the good fortune to live where others come for their holidays. The largest interconnected lake and river area in Switzerland lies on its doorstep; all around is wonderful, unspoilt countryside.
Biel - Center for precision engineering
The precision engineering expertise available in Biel/Bienne forms the basis for other high-tech industries, such as medical engineering, the automotive industry and telecommunication.
Bilingual road sign
With German and French the official languages here, a bilingual approach is lived out in a real and active way every day in Biel/Bienne, forming the bedrock for mutual respect and tolerance. A multi-language environment is the ideal setting for the communication industry and ensures Biel/Bienne is the «city of communication» in the truest sense.

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Biel, gateway to the Seeland region and to the Jura mountains
The bay of Lake Biel/Bienne
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