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Lake Biel, Biel

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Lake Biel or Lake Bienne is a lake in the west of Switzerland. Together with Lake Morat and Lake Neuchâtel, it is one of the three large lakes in the Jura region of Switzerland. It lies approximately at, at the language boundary between German & French speaking areas.The lake is 15 km long and up to 4.1 km wide. Its surface area is 39.3 km², the maximum depth 74 m. The lake is located at 429 metres above sea level.Lake Biel has a catchment area of about 8,305 km². Water remains in the lake for an average of 58 days. The river Aare, the river Zihl/Thielle flowing from Lake Neuchâtel, the Twannbach draining water down from the surplombing first Jura mountain range and the river Suze draining water down from the Vallon de St. Imier, are the main tributaries. The river Aare was redirected into the lake in 1878, in order to prevent the flooding of the nearby area called "Seeland", and drains the water out of the lake down to Büren through a simultaneously man-made channel. The level of all three lakes is being controlled by a dam built across the channel, in Port.
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  • Like any other lake in Swiss it's beautiful and lots of activities around. Like beach volleyball and lots of interesting things. We went there around the Swiss national. Day and the atmosphere was gre...  more »
  • Delightful place to be in the summer, pristine water, lovely people around! Take a picnic basket with you, sunscreen, a good book, relax and enjoy!  more »
  • Having a full day time, sunny weather? This is it! Such a calm way of traveling and seeing the surroundings from a totally different angle. Enjoy the scenery and maybe something to wine and dine... Re...  more »