Sankt Petersinsel

Top choice in Fribourg, Drei-Seen-Land and The Jura

Political theorist Jean-Jacques Rousseau said he spent the happiest time of his life on this lovely island in the middle of the Bielersee, actually joined to the mainland by a long natural promontory. You can walk along it from the village of Erlach, or get here by catching a boat operated by BSG.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Fribourg, Drei-Seen-Land and The Jura attractions

1. Ligerz Wine Museum

1.04 MILES

Learn about the wines of the Bielersee region on a guided tour of this small museum and the delightful 16th-century noble's home in which it is housed. A…

2. Papiliorama

6.19 MILES

Tropical butterflies flutter alongside hummingbirds and other exotic birds 11km northeast of Murten at Papiliorama. Indigenous butterflies flit about in…

3. Centre PasquArt

6.64 MILES

With a determinedly modern annex bolted onto an imposing 1886 hospital building, this place displays intriguing contemporary art exhibitions with a strong…

4. Neues Museum Biel

6.73 MILES

The Neues Museum features an extensive and fascinating collection of art, history and archaeological exhibits from Biel and beyond. Highlights include a…

5. Old Town


Biel-Bienne's beautiful Old Town huddles around the 'Ring', a plaza whose name harks back to bygone days when community bigwigs sat here in a semicircle…

6. Omega Museum

7.55 MILES

For watch buffs. This well-done museum also has English-language tours on demand.

7. Laténium

9.15 MILES

This impressive modern museum and adjacent archaeological park, 3km northeast of Neuchâtel on the waterfront in Hauterive, is the largest of its kind in…

8. Mt Chaumont

9.21 MILES

Soak up views across the three lakes to the Alps from Mt Chaumont (1160m), a ride on bus 7 from Neuchâtel to La Coudre then a 12-minute funicular ride up…