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Murten
Chemin des Trois-Lacs
Chemin des Trois-Lacs
Stage 3, Portalban–Murten
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Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 7, Neuchâtel–Murten
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Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 8, Murten–Laupen
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Fribourg en diagonale
Fribourg en diagonale
Stage 3, Fribourg–Murten
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Chemin du Lac de Morat
Chemin du Lac de Morat
Route 283, Murten–Murten
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Cycling in

Murten
Le Jorat–Trois Lacs–Emme
Le Jorat–Trois Lacs–Emme
Stage 2, Payerne–Aarberg
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Saanenland–Freiburgerland
Saanenland–Freiburgerland
Stage 4, Fribourg–Erlach
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 2, Romont–Laupen
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Tour du Lac de Morat
Tour du Lac de Morat
Route 480, Murten–Murten
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Murten
Mittelland Skate
Mittelland Skate
Stage 10, Ins–Avenches
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Murten
Murten

Murten

The little medieval town of Murten on the south-east bank of the lake of the same name has preserved its original appearance, with the picturesque alleyways of the Old Town and the pleasant shady arcades. Situated on the language border between French and German, the town has a lovely lakeside promenade and offers a wide range of water sports, cultural activities and other excursions.
Thanks to its beautiful location on a slight hill above Lake Murten, the 800-year-old Zähringer town of Murten in the canton of Fribourg has become a popular tourist destination. In the evening, you really must watch the sunset over the lake, with magnificent views of Mont Vully and the Jura.

A town wall encircles the little town protectively. However, for a long time now the almost entirely preserved wall, the only one in Switzerland which you can walk all the way round, has not had to resist attackers, but rather has offered visitors a magnificent view of the nearby lake and the roofs of the Old Town. The museum in Murten has a large collection encompassing 6000 years of the history of the town and surrounding region.

Anyone discovering this holiday region on wheels or roller-blades will certainly get their money's worth. With 170 km of cycle paths and 90 km of tracks for inline skaters, they could hardly ask for more. There is one particularly popular cycle route, especially suitable for families, going from the medieval Murten to the 2000-year-old Avenches and back, while another takes you all round the lake in about two hours, or can be extended as far as Mont Vully.

Murten offers lots of opportunities for excursions by boat, on foot or by bike. The boat trip from Murten to the wine-growing region of Vully takes about an hour. You can also do trips taking in two or three lakes, by passing through canals to the lakes of Neuchâtel and Biel-Bienne. Lake Murten is a popular bathing lake, where the temperature becomes pleasantly warm quite early in the summer. Sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing, wakeboarding, surf-biking, rowing, pedalo boating, canoeing, lake kayaking and angling – you can do almost anything here.

The slopes of Mont Vully offer a wonderful panoramic view of the Jura and the Alps. On these slopes they cultivate refreshing white wines which go wonderfully well with fish from the lake. The Vully wines can be tasted in wine cellars and tasting centres.

Highlights

  • Medieval Old Town – with arcades and the only intact town wall in Switzerland that you can walk round.
  • Boat trip – many opportunities on Lake Murten and on the lakes of Neuchâtel and Biel-Bienne, connected by canals.
  • Vegetable Path on the Grosse Moos – in the "vegetable garden of Switzerland", in the triangle between the lakes of Murten, Neuchâtel and Biel-Bienne, grow 60 different sorts of vegetable, many of which can be seen during the signposted cycle ride.
  • Vully Wine Path – find out about aspects of wine-growing on the slopes of the Vully during a walk lasting about an hour, so you still have enough time to taste the wine too.
The little medieval town of Murten on the south-east bank of the lake of the same name has preserved its original appearance, with the picturesque alleyways of the Old Town and the pleasant shady arcades. Situated on the language border between French and German, the town has a lovely lakeside promenade and offers a wide range of water sports, cultural activities and other excursions.
Thanks to its beautiful location on a slight hill above Lake Murten, the 800-year-old Zähringer town of Murten in the canton of Fribourg has become a popular tourist destination. In the evening, you really must watch the sunset over the lake, with magnificent views of Mont Vully and the Jura.

A town wall encircles the little town protectively. However, for a long time now the almost entirely preserved wall, the only one in Switzerland which you can walk all the way round, has not had to resist attackers, but rather has offered visitors a magnificent view of the nearby lake and the roofs of the Old Town. The museum in Murten has a large collection encompassing 6000 years of the history of the town and surrounding region.

Anyone discovering this holiday region on wheels or roller-blades will certainly get their money's worth. With 170 km of cycle paths and 90 km of tracks for inline skaters, they could hardly ask for more. There is one particularly popular cycle route, especially suitable for families, going from the medieval Murten to the 2000-year-old Avenches and back, while another takes you all round the lake in about two hours, or can be extended as far as Mont Vully.

Murten offers lots of opportunities for excursions by boat, on foot or by bike. The boat trip from Murten to the wine-growing region of Vully takes about an hour. You can also do trips taking in two or three lakes, by passing through canals to the lakes of Neuchâtel and Biel-Bienne. Lake Murten is a popular bathing lake, where the temperature becomes pleasantly warm quite early in the summer. Sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing, wakeboarding, surf-biking, rowing, pedalo boating, canoeing, lake kayaking and angling – you can do almost anything here.

The slopes of Mont Vully offer a wonderful panoramic view of the Jura and the Alps. On these slopes they cultivate refreshing white wines which go wonderfully well with fish from the lake. The Vully wines can be tasted in wine cellars and tasting centres.

Highlights

  • Medieval Old Town – with arcades and the only intact town wall in Switzerland that you can walk round.
  • Boat trip – many opportunities on Lake Murten and on the lakes of Neuchâtel and Biel-Bienne, connected by canals.
  • Vegetable Path on the Grosse Moos – in the "vegetable garden of Switzerland", in the triangle between the lakes of Murten, Neuchâtel and Biel-Bienne, grow 60 different sorts of vegetable, many of which can be seen during the signposted cycle ride.
  • Vully Wine Path – find out about aspects of wine-growing on the slopes of the Vully during a walk lasting about an hour, so you still have enough time to taste the wine too.

Arrival and return Murten

Adresse

Murten Tourismus
Französische Kirchgasse 6
3280 Murten
Tel. +41 (0) 26 670 51 12
info@regionmurtensee.ch
www.regionmurtensee.ch

Services

Accommodation

Hotel Schiff am See
Hotel Schiff am See
Murten
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Murten
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Places of interest

Bois Domingue - Viewpoint and exhibition
Bois Domingue - Viewpoint and exhibition
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Hiking in

Murten
Chemin des Trois-Lacs
Chemin des Trois-Lacs
Stage 3, Portalban–Murten
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Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 7, Neuchâtel–Murten
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Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 8, Murten–Laupen
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Fribourg en diagonale
Fribourg en diagonale
Stage 3, Fribourg–Murten
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Chemin du Lac de Morat
Chemin du Lac de Morat
Route 283, Murten–Murten
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Cycling in

Murten
Le Jorat–Trois Lacs–Emme
Le Jorat–Trois Lacs–Emme
Stage 2, Payerne–Aarberg
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Saanenland–Freiburgerland
Saanenland–Freiburgerland
Stage 4, Fribourg–Erlach
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 2, Romont–Laupen
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Tour du Lac de Morat
Tour du Lac de Morat
Route 480, Murten–Murten
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Skating in

Murten
Mittelland Skate
Mittelland Skate
Stage 10, Ins–Avenches
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