Sight seeing northwest of Bern

On Thursday my host showed me the town of Biel/Bienne (two names, one German, one French). The architecture there is a catalogue of styles from the middle ages to the 1930s – each in its own distinct district. A particular treat was the waiting room in the train station. The entire room is original from the 1923 construction. After our visit in Biel, we walked a pilgrimage path in the vineyards above the village of Twann.

Allegorical mural from the train station in Biel.

Allegorical mural from the train station in Biel.

Jugendstihl architecture in Biel

Jugendstihl architecture in Biel

1930s Assembly building built by the workers community in Biel - similar to the PSFS Building in Philadelphia

1930s Assembly building built by the workers community in Biel – similar to the PSFS Building in Philadelphia

Similar to the PSFS Lobby in Phiadelphia

Similar to the PSFS Lobby in Phiadelphia

The coat racks

The coat racks

Pilgrims' path through the vineyards above Twann

Pilgrims’ path through the vineyards above Twann

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