Biel/bienne Tourism

Biel/Bienne (official bilingual wording; German: [biːl]; French: [bjɛn]; Italian: Bienna, Romansh: Bienna, Latin: Belna) is a town and a municipality in the Biel/Bienne administrative district in the canton of Berne in Switzerland. Biel/Bienne is on the language boundary between the French-speaking and German-speaking parts of Switzerland, and is throughout bilingual. Biel is the German name for the town, Bienne its French counterpart. The town is often referred to in both languages simultaneously. Since January 1, 2005, the official name has been "Biel/Bienne". Until then, the city was officially named Biel (BE). The city lies at the foot of the first mountain range of the Jura Mountains area, guarding the only practical connection to Jura in the area, on the northeastern shores of Lake Biel (Bielersee, Lac de Bienne), sharing the eastern tip of the lake with its sister city, Nidau, the administrative centre of the District of Nidau.Neuchâtel, Solothurn, and Berne (the capital of Switzerland) lie west, east and southeast of Biel/Bienne. They all can be reached in about 30 minutes, either by train or by car. The city has about 55,000 inhabitants and in 2014 the agglomeration had almost 106,000.

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Planning a vacation to Biel/bienne in Switzerland? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. The nearest major city to Biel/bienne is Zurich. Zurich, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Lindenhof, Old Town, Lake Promenade. Tour packages of Biel/bienne are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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  • Know the pollution level of Biel/bienne before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 31.25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 31.25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 37.5 (Low)
  • How safe is Biel/bienne for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Biel/bienne.

    • Burglary and Theft 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 34.38 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 21.88 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 21.88 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 68.75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 71.88 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 21.88 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 67.44 (High)
    • Pollution Index 53.88 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 64.81 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.54 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Biel/bienne

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.31 USD
    • International Movie per seat 18.49 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 42.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 118.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 100.47 USD

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