“Would you roam forever forward? See the good that lies so near”. At FAIRTIQ, we believe that these words by Goethe, the famed German man of letters, are as true today as they were in the 18th century. Visiting a new city means strolling along its streets, checking out its stores and specialist boutiques, and seeking out the most scenic spots. When was the last time you did this in Biel/Bienne? If the answer is “ages ago” or “never”, you now have the perfect opportunity to change this situation thanks to the city’s public transport provider Verkehrsbetrieben Biel and FAIRTIQ.
“The world’s smallest metropolis”
With a population of some 54,640 people, Biel/Bienne is the 10th largest city in Switzerland, the second largest in the canton of Berne, and the country’s largest bilingual town. Swiss-German poet and writer Robert Walser went so far as to call it “The world’s smallest metropolis”. And it certainly lives up to this accolade. Biel/Bienne has something for everyone: you can shop to you drop, soak up the culture or indulge your inner foodie by sampling delicious specialities from near and far... and much, much more besides!
In case you need more convincing, between 6 July and 19 August 2019 FAIRTIQ users travelling on public transport in the Zentrumszone 300 (Biel/Nidau) after 7 pm will automatically receive a discount of CHF 1 on their fare.
We hope you have a lovely and relaxing evening out in Biel/Bienne this summer. Should you decide to indulge in a spot of power-shopping, we have great news for you: 1-2 Domicile will deliver your bags directly to your doorstep, and all for the princely sum of CHF 4!