Travel Blogs from Biel
Afterwards we leisurely strolled leisurely along the main road and enjoyed the various fountains on our way to the Bear Pit. The pit which was first mentioned around 1513 has been completely renovated two years ago and is currently holding four bears. Legend has it that the Duke of Zähringen told his men in 1911 that the first animal they hunted will be the name giver and symbol of the city and guess what, ...
... nicest people ever. The mom did our laundry for us, they fed us like no other, we had comfortable beds to sleep in. I’ve only been gone for less than a day and I’m already missing that bed. But they gave us a real swiss experience when it came to food. We ate plenty of new dishes and they were all delicious and fattening.
During the day we took the train to most of Switzerland and did the usual touristy things, saw the Einstein Museum in ...
... a horrible environment. They seem proud that the bears have a better environment now, but honestly, it still isn't awesome. But at least they have some trees and a place to swim now.
We spent the rest of the day just walking around the city. Bern is a nice city and definitely has an interesting mix of people. We saw all types of people, from very well dressed people to very oddly dressed people. We also had to deal with ...
... the mountains I saw the river rapids winding out of the mountains simply amazing! It just got better and better as the train went on. Switzerland is an unbelievably beautiful country. Ridiculously beautiful. Little brown and red houses dot the lush green countryside in the foreground if snowcapped mountains. Throw in a deep blue lake with yachts, a few river rapids and some fluffy white clouds in the sky and you have what you would've ...
... climbed trees.
We left that morning and headed to a shopping mall designed by Daniel LIbeskind. It was cool and typical Libeskind. After that, we went to the town where Le Corbusier was born. It's a watch-making town, and a few of his projects are there....including the house designed for his parents. It was a bit of a McMansion.
We had an appointment at Naef to see toys, so we headed there next. It was a holiday, so the factory was pretty ...
Other places to stay in Biel
40 Neumarktstrasse, Biel | 4 star hotelfrom $128
Rue de la Gare 14, Biel | 3 star hotelfrom $217
Aarbergstrasse 29, Biel | 2 star hotelfrom $136
General Dufourstrasse 110, Biel | 3 star hotelfrom $132
General Dufourstrasse 31, Biel | 1 star hotelfrom $152