Guisan Place Market in Biel's old town View of the city to the lake, the alps and the Jura
Welcome to Biel/Bienne - the biggest bilingual city in Switzerland and the world capital for watchmaking
Bözingenfeld development area

Biel/Bienne has the good fortune of being an unfinished city. As a result, billions of francs in private and public money are earmarked for investment in dwellings, industrial buildings and the infrastructure within the urban area over the coming years. However, thanks to Biel-Bienne’s far-sighted land policy, undeveloped terrain enjoying an excellent location is still available at key development sites – ready for Innovation.

Rolex, the world's leading watch brand, crafts its timepieces in its new production facility in Biel/Bienne. The Swatch Group, the world'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.

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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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