Patrimoine et terroir


The oldtwon Murten is situated on a hill at the Murtenlake.

Aerial view Murten
Aerial view Murten. © Murten Tourismus
Murten is located in the heart of the Three Lakes Region between Bern and Lausanne and is the capital of the Fribourg Lake District.

The medieval town is situated in the Swiss Mittelland, on the edge of the Grosse Moos, on a slight hill (453 m above sea level) on the shores of the lake named after it. Numerous sights from the important past such as the castle, the ring wall, the street scene and the arcades have been well preserved.

Of the 8,218 inhabitants, most speak German (83%) and a minority French (15%). Bilingualism is deeply rooted in the region.
The region Lake Murten in autumn
The region Lake Murten in autumn. © Suisse Tourisme
City walls
City walls
Light Festival
Light Festival. © Kevin Piccand

Selection of activities in Region Murtensee