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  Murten Castle
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      Murten Castle
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  • Murten Castle - Murten
      Murten Castle
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The building of this Castle began in 1255 and since then, Tower's and building's have been added.
Between 1797 to 1802, the castle was used as a Hospital, Prison and Barracks for the French army who invaded the town. No longer is the" Tower of Avenches," the Upper gate, this was demolished!
The entrance to the castle was protected by a moat and a draw bridge, this is no longer here.
The castle is now used as offices. It has been well preserved, and is worth seeing.

Address: Historic old town of Murten
Website: http://www.murtentourismus.ch/files/?id=24853

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  • Updated Oct 21, 2011
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