Murten

An ancient lakeside town, home to several historic site, archaeological artifacts, fine architecture, and a medieval atmosphere.

Murten is the capital of the See/Lac District of the canton of Fribourg. The small medieval town lies in the Swiss "Midlands" on the edge of the Great Marsh, on a gentle hill and on the shore of Lake Morat. Numerous attractions from a significant past have been well preserved here, such as the castle, the ring wall, the street scene and the arcades. Mount Vully stands on the western side of the Seeland's largest plain and resembles a pearl among the three lakes of Morat, Neuchâtel and Biel/Bienne. Today, the Vully vineyards take up a large part of the south face of Mount Vully. The former fortified city has kept most of its ramparts and towers.
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