The small medieval town of Murten lies on the shores of picturesque Lake Murten. You are right on the border between German and French-speaking Switzerland. The 800-year-old Zähringer town is surrounded by a walkable town wall, the only one of its kind in Switzerland. Take advantage of the passenger boats on the Lake Murten to visit the country’s longest sandy beach in Salavaux. From nearby Mont Vully, you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Alps and the Jura mountain ranges.
The small town is surrounded by a protective city wall, which no longer serves to keep out intruders, but instead offers visitors a magnificent view over the rooftops of the old town and the nearby lake. From there, you can enjoy a magnificent view over the rooftops of the old town and the nearby lake. History buffs can discover a rich collection on the 6000-year history of the town and the region at the Murten Museum (open from March to December).
Particularly noteworthy is the Battle of Murten on June 22, 1476, which represents a significant highlight in the history of Murten. The victory of the Confederates over the army of the Burgundian Duke Charles the Bold is still celebrated today.
Light plays a central role in Murten and the annual Murten Light Festival in January attracts visitors from all over the world. During this almost two-week festival, you can marvel at various arteplages with impressive shows and decorative installations. Another luminous highlight is the Circuit Secret, which takes you on a mysterious journey through interactive rooms to reveal the hidden secrets of Murten.
For a special culinary experience, be sure to visit Le Petit Chef, where the world’s smallest chef combines a sophisticated 3D cinema on your plate with excellent gastronomy. The Murten Licht LAB brings together all the lighting projects and offers a fascinating experience for all light lovers.
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