"I’d been longing to see the opening of the Eisplanade. The spacious area opposite the Kongresshaus was transformed into the coolest winter wonderland in just a few days. Not only that, but the skates with which I regularly sped over the old stadium ice as a teenager still fit! The relaxed atmosphere is just great - and I’m not the only one who delights in this fantastic winter offer at the heart of downtown Biel. Gliding around the rink in twists and turns gives me an appetite, so the restaurant on the spot is a welcome sight. And on sitting down to savour a fondue and glass of delicious Biel wine with a friend, we suddenly realise that it has begun to snow - adding yet another touch of winter magic."