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Travel Blogs from Biel
... nothing to lose, I went over, took a chance and introduced myself. It turned out that they were all high school exchange students from South Africa, Chile, Estonia and Ecuador. Inviting me to spend the evening with them, we walked around the town until about 11 when we made our way to the center park. The park started to fill up quick. And when the clock struck midnight, even though there were no arranged fireworks by the city, you could hear the sound of them in every direction. It ...
... all over town starting with the old town and it's quaint narrow streets with cobble stones, the exclusive boutique shops the bars and restaurants. The Gross Muenster (12th century cathedral) also is important both historical and architectural with it's two towers. Ulrich Zwingli led an important sect of the Reformation from here in the 1500s. From there we continued along the Limmat river with it's blue-green water and views of ...
What a nice Swiss town…the capital in fact! Yes, but I guess like the Swiss it's an unassuming place. Nothing magnificent or grand here but boy is it picturesque, both inside and around. I don’t know if it’s worth making a big trip for (especially after my experience there haha) BUT if you find yourselves in Bern for a day…even a couple hours…it is a really nice place to see.
We got there after ...
The clock was just about to strike, I don't remember what time, but a decent crowd started to gather, probably about 100 people, and here I am thinking 'ok, this clock has to be pretty impressive'. The clock strikes and it rings and the bells go off, and that is it -_- I've seen smaller clocks do more. After that, all of us were looking at each other and kind of like 'is ...
... 8221; while we were in Bern. I think they just really wanted us to explore and expereience the differences between Swiss-German and Swiss-Frech culture. However, Thursday morning we had three different talks, the first two were with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the third was a Major from the Federal Department of Defense. The speakers were interesting and discussed Switzerland's role in the international community, specifically ...
Other places to stay in Biel
40 Neumarktstrasse, Biel | 4 star hotelfrom $139
Rue de la Gare 14, Biel | 3 star hotelfrom $200
Aarbergstrasse 29, Biel | 2 star hotelfrom $131
General Dufourstrasse 110, Biel | 3 star hotelfrom $139
General Dufourstrasse 31, Biel | 1 star hotelfrom $166