Lake Biel, Biel
Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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.For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Biel holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Lake Biel and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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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!
Der See und das drum herum ist sehr schön. Leider ist der See sehr dreckig und oftmals ist es recht laut und überfüllt am See. Die Schifffahrt ist sehr empfehlenswert!The Lake and around the drum is very nice. Unfortunately, the Lake is very dirty and it's often quite noisy and crowded at the Lake. The boat trip is highly recommended!show original
Ob auf einer Schiffsfahrt, zu Fuss, mit dem Fahrrad um den See, oder einfach relaxed an einem der vielen Strände. Die Bielerseegegend ist, am Fusse des Jura gelegen, eine der wunderschönsten Gegenden ... read more »Whether on a cruise, on foot, by bicycle around the Lake, or just relaxed in one of the many beaches. The Biel Lake area is one of the most beautiful areas of Switzerland located at the foot of the Jura!show original
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