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Murten Travel Guide: 35 reviews and 111 photos


Famous for the historical event in history when Charles the Bold (Duke of Burgundy) was defeated by the Swiss in the Battle of Murten (1476).

I think Murten is one of the better medieval Town's as the ramparts and towers and Castle are all in pretty good condition.

There is plenty to do if you want to stay a few nights, especially if you like water sports, hiking and biking, and exploring the historic centre.

Murten is located in western Switzerland on the southern shores of Lake Murten.

Murten is the capital of the Lake District of the canton of Fribourg.

After reading this page, if you wish to follow my journey through Switzerland, please click on the town link below.


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  • In a nutshell:Lovely medieval town
  • Last visit to Murten: Jun 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2013 at 6:21 AM

    Love the barn and the cows :)

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Aug 17, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    Another lovely little page about your adventures in Switzerland. Murten is still on my must-visit list.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Mar 25, 2012 at 3:57 AM

    It?s amazing that a clock mechanism made in 1712 is still going strong, and the clock is wound every day. (Wound by hand, I suppose?)

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    Lovely town this is! And cute cows!

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2011 at 3:42 AM

    Murten is a lovely place! I would like to revisit it one day as I've only seen it during the Expo which takes places once in a generation or less.


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