The city of Biel is located in the canton of Bern in Switzerland and is known beyond the country's borders specifically because of watchmaking. If you want to spend your holiday in this city and reach the sights comfortably, it is recommended to reserve a hired car, which you can either pick up at the car hire agency at Airport Zürich-Kloten, or directly in the city of Biel. Situated on the shores of Lake Biel, the old town is particularly worth seeing, with its fountains and dreamy alleyways. Pick up your hired car and drive to all the sights of the city with the car that you already reserved at home, in advance, at a reasonable price.
In spring and summer, you can explore the whole city of Biel in a relaxed way. On the Rue de Bourg you can find the town hall of the city Biel. It is equipped with a staircase gable and has window sticks made of stone. In front of it is the Justice Fountain, which was built in 1744. With your hired car picked up at the airport or in the city, you can also discover other attractions, such as the Centre PasquArt. With the Centre PasquArt, Biel has a fantastic art museum that exhibits contemporary graphics, sculptures and photographs. It was renovated and additionally expanded at the beginning of the 21st century. As you can see, a hired car will only come in handy when staying in Biel and will definitely be worth it.
Not only do you need the right car to explore the city of Biel, but you also need the right insurance to ensure you have a carefree holiday. Therefore, you should compare the different rates with each other and choose an insurance that is perfectly tailored to your personal needs.
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Through the deposit eventual damage to the car is secured. Most providers require a valid credit card for the deposit payment, from which the amount is then debited or blocked. Make sure that you load your deposit early enough before hiring the car with the appropriate deck amount, as this could take a few days or even weeks for higher amounts. You then reserve the vehicle and take out the insurance with a tour operator and pick up the car itself locally from the car hire company.
If a road trip is your holiday wish, or you just want to drive from one place to another, then one-way rental might be just what you need. With one-way rental, you specify two different locations as your pick-up and drop-off stations. This means, for example, if you had a longer stay in Biel, but this is not the only city you want to explore, you can drive the hired car to Bern and simply return it there. Thus, after your stay in Bern, you do not have to go to Biel back, only to return the hired car there.
Not only the main driver is allowed to drive the hired car in Biel, but also additional drivers, if they have been registered in advance with the car hire company. This is especially useful if you are planning long trips across the country. However, it is important that you have to declare additional drivers mandatory at the car hire, because if there is damage to the vehicle, the insurance will not pay.
If you decide to hire a car cheaply to travel around Switzerland, in terms of insurance fully comprehensive without excess is recommended, as you enjoy good protection, but usually do not have to pay extra in case of accidents or thefts. However, it is advisable to read through the terms and conditions of the provider exactly to protect yourself from surprises.
In Biel as in the entire country, these speed limits apply:
During the day, lights are mandatory, so you should always be on the roads with your lights on in your hired car.
The blood alcohol limit is stated as 0,5 and 0,1 respectively, for anyone with a probationary driver's license.
The Ring is the center of the old town. Between the 11th century and the French Revolution, it was a square surrounded by the beautiful arcaded houses. Long ago, the notables sat there in a semicircle and held court. As Biel has other beautiful sights to offer, you can be there quickly with your car hire from car hire.
The Rue Haute respectively the Obergasse looks simply breathtaking with its houses in Burgundian style. There is also the Angel Fountain, which was built in 1564. On it is a angel protecting a lamb that is threatened by the devil. Afterwards, you can either return to your accommodation for a rest or continue by car to your desired sight.
The Fabrikantenvilla with its Elfenaupark is very popular among the locals of Biel, Switzerland. First, take a stroll through the park with its idyllic ponds and peacocks lounging in the beautiful garden. At the adjacent restaurant de l'Écluse, a former watch manufactory, you can recover from your sightseeing tours and recharge your batteries. Hire a hired car at a reasonable price and explore the surroundings flexibly.