Cultural Heritage


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

Murten from the sky – Castle Side
Murten from the sky – Castle Side. © Fribourg Region
Its tranquil atmosphere and mild climate lends this historic medieval town in the heart of Switzerland a mediterranean feeling. whether you stop off in one of the cafés or stroll along the lake, Murten will not leave you jaded.
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Of the 8,218 inhabitants, most speak German (83%) and a minority French (15%). Bilingualism is deeply rooted in the region.

Cultural and historical Murten
Guided city tour, Murten

Discover our old town’s charm and dive into its surprising history while accompanied by one of our guides.

Guided city tour, Murten

With the brochure "Murten - Enjoy it" you go on a walk through the old town on your own. You will discover the most beautiful viewpoints of Murten, you will go on the unique walkable rampart walls and you will stroll through the arcades of the main street.

Guided city tour, Murten

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a GPS receiver or mobile device to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches".

Guided city tour, Murten

Visit the original battlegrounds and experience the battle from the perspective of Charles the Bold.

Museum, Murten

From the ancient lake-dwellers to the Battle of Morat, in this former mill you will discover the history of the region. The museum's permanent exhibition evokes 150 years of archaeological digs on the shores of the Lake of Morat.

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