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Hiking in the surroundings

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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Chemin du Lac de Morat
Chemin du Lac de Morat
Route 283, Murten–Murten
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Cycling in the surroundings

Mittelland Route
Mittelland Route
Stage 6, Ins–Yverdon
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Saanenland–Freiburgerland
Saanenland–Freiburgerland
Stage 4, Fribourg–Erlach
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Tour du Lac de Morat
Tour du Lac de Morat
Route 480, Murten–Murten
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Mont-Vully
Mount Vully

Mount Vully

Mount Vully lies between Lakes Murten, Neuchâtel and Biel. The magnificent view and picturesque scenery with the vineyards make it a very popular destination for excursions. The mountain also provides a retreat for animals in the middle of a landscape used for intensive agriculture.
At 653 metres, Mount Vully is not particularly high. However, its setting is unique. Located between Lakes Murten, Neuchâtel and Biel, Mount Vully – Mont Vully in French Wistenlacherberg in German – provides a magnificent panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. The mountain had a strategic significance at various points in history. Fragments of Helvetian fortifications from 100 BC have been found there and the Swiss Army created an underground installation in the sandstone with corridors, embrasures and observation posts during the First World War.

Today, Mount Vully is a hot tip for excursions and an important retreat for animals in the middle of an intensively farmed area.

During the Ice Age, Mount Vully was completely covered by the Rhone Glacier as demonstrated by an erratic block from the Furka region. Erratic blocks like this one prompted scientists to realise that glaciers must once have penetrated as far as the plain.

There is a plaque there commemorating scientist Louis Agassiz (1807–1873) who was born at the foot of Mount Vully and to whom we are indebted for important insights into the Ice Age.
Mount Vully lies between Lakes Murten, Neuchâtel and Biel. The magnificent view and picturesque scenery with the vineyards make it a very popular destination for excursions. The mountain also provides a retreat for animals in the middle of a landscape used for intensive agriculture.
At 653 metres, Mount Vully is not particularly high. However, its setting is unique. Located between Lakes Murten, Neuchâtel and Biel, Mount Vully – Mont Vully in French Wistenlacherberg in German – provides a magnificent panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. The mountain had a strategic significance at various points in history. Fragments of Helvetian fortifications from 100 BC have been found there and the Swiss Army created an underground installation in the sandstone with corridors, embrasures and observation posts during the First World War.

Today, Mount Vully is a hot tip for excursions and an important retreat for animals in the middle of an intensively farmed area.

During the Ice Age, Mount Vully was completely covered by the Rhone Glacier as demonstrated by an erratic block from the Furka region. Erratic blocks like this one prompted scientists to realise that glaciers must once have penetrated as far as the plain.

There is a plaque there commemorating scientist Louis Agassiz (1807–1873) who was born at the foot of Mount Vully and to whom we are indebted for important insights into the Ice Age.

Mount Vully

Adresse

Bundesamt für Umwelt
Bundesinventar der Landschaften
und Naturdenkmäler von nationaler Bedeutung (BLN)
BLN-Objekt-Nr. 1209
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bln@bafu.admin.ch
www.bafu.admin.ch/bln

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Hotel-Restaurant Mont-Vully
Hotel-Restaurant Mont-Vully
Lugnorre
Hôtel Restaurant Cave Bel-Air
Hôtel Restaurant Cave Bel-Air
Praz (Vully)
Hôtel de la Gare
Hôtel de la Gare
Sugiez
Romantik Hôtel de l’Ours
Romantik Hôtel de l’Ours
Sugiez
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Hiking in the surroundings

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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Chemin du Lac de Morat
Chemin du Lac de Morat
Route 283, Murten–Murten
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Cycling in the surroundings

Mittelland Route
Mittelland Route
Stage 6, Ins–Yverdon
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Saanenland–Freiburgerland
Saanenland–Freiburgerland
Stage 4, Fribourg–Erlach
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Tour du Lac de Morat
Tour du Lac de Morat
Route 480, Murten–Murten
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