We set off from Biel/Bienne railway station, through the old town, up the hillside.
From there we followed the contours of the hillside through vineyards and old villages,
crossing a funicular railway at Ligerz Pilgerweg, and on to a church mentioned in the year 866,
when King Lothair II gave it to Moutier-Grandval Abbey.
The oldest traces of settlements in the area include Bronze Age ceramics, Iron Age building ruins
and Roman era artifacts which were discovered under the White Church in La Neuveville.
The church was rebuilt or expanded at least twelve times since it was first built.
The church's frescoes are from the 14th and 15th centuries.