Southern foot of the Jura above Lake Biel/Bienne: a paradise for cyclists Concert stage with musicians Tissot Arena - new sports multicomplex

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The city by the lake and at the foot of the Jura mountains is a dynamic place to be. Switzerland’s largest bilingual city offers you a wide range of events and attractions:

Swiss Basketball Swiss Tour27.04.2019, Tissot Arena

Swiss Sculpture Exhibition: «Robert Walser-Sculpture» Thomas Hirschhorn Biel/Bienne - 15 june to 8 september 2019Thomas Hirschhorn's «Presence and Production Project» includes his daily presence and production on the platform, supported by 200 inhabitants of Biel for bringing to life the work of the writer Robert Walser. Associations, institutions, artists, writers and other interested parties are involved.
From 15 June to 8 September 2019, around 30 events will take place every day for 86 days, 12 hours a day (from 10.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.). The events will be open to everyone free of charge and will enable all to experience Robert Walser in a new way.

Carnival Biel/Bienne celebrates the crazy days of carnival!

First Friday Every first Friday of the month the old town of Biel presents itself from its best side.

Streetfood FestivalEsplanade

Biel/Bienne Festival of PhotographyExhibitions, guided tours, performances and discussion on the subject of photography

Race DaysOver more than 100 km

BraderieThe city’s great 3-day street Party

Pod'RingCulture week in the old city Center

International Summer Academy BielAt the public concerts you can see the high Standard of the Young talents and the docents

International Chess FestivalGoing head-to-head with the world’s elite

lakelive FestivalA new and colourful world of art, culture, music & sport

Big BangSwitzerland’s biggest beach Party

Swiss French Film FestivalFirst class French cinema in Switzerland’s largest bilingual City

Biel/Bienne Philosophy ConferenceInformation, discussion and multi-media presentation via lectures, workshops, theatre, film and art

Balade de Noël1st Advent in the Old Town of Biel

Biel's Christmas marketOne of the most beautiful Christmas markets of the region


Tourism in the Biel/Bienne Seeland RegionYou can find an overview of ‘What’s On’ in Biel/Bienne this year on the Tourism in Biel-Seeland website.

  • Pod'Ring in the old city center
    Pod'Ring in the old city center
  • Braderie - street party
    Braderie - street party
  • Crazy days of carnival
    Carnival in Biel
  • Children's festival in the old town
    Children's festival in the old town
  • Swiss French Film Festival - Round table
    Swiss French Film Festival - Round table
  • Race Days
    Race Days - Over more than 100 km
  • International Chess Festival
    International Chess Festival

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Mühlebrücke 5
2501   Biel/Bienne

T:    032 326 11 21 / 31
F:    032 326 11 91
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01.30–05.00 p.m.


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Festival du Film Français d'Helvétie: Open Air Cinema, central square
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