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The little medieval town of Murten on the south-east bank of the lake of the same name has preserved its original appearance, with the picturesque alleyways of the Old Town and the pleasant shady arcades. Situated on the language border between French and German, the town has a lovely lakeside promenade and offers a wide range of water sports, cultural activities and other excursions.

Thanks to its beautiful location on a slight hill above Lake Murten, the 800-year-old Zähringer town of Murten in the canton of Fribourg has become a popular tourist destination. In the evening, you really must watch the sunset over the lake, with magnificent views of Mont Vully and the Jura.

A town wall encircles the little town protectively. However, for a long time now the almost entirely preserved wall, the only one in Switzerland which you can walk all the way round, has not had to resist attackers, but rather has offered visitors a magnificent view of the nearby lake and the roofs of the Old Town. The museum in Murten has a large collection encompassing 6000 years of the history of the town and surrounding region (open from March to December).

Anyone discovering this holiday region on wheels or roller-blades will certainly get their money's worth. With 170 km of cycle paths and 90 km of tracks for inline skaters, they could hardly ask for more. There is one particularly popular cycle route, especially suitable for families, going from the medieval Murten to the 2000-year-old Avenches and back, while another takes you all round the lake in about two hours, or can be extended as far as Mont Vully.

Murten offers lots of opportunities for excursions by boat, on foot or by bike. The boat trip from Murten to the wine-growing region of Vully takes about an hour. You can also do trips taking in two or three lakes, by passing through canals to the lakes of Neuchâtel and Biel-Bienne. Lake Murten is a popular bathing lake, where the temperature becomes pleasantly warm quite early in the summer. Sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing, wakeboarding, surf-biking, rowing, pedalo boating, canoeing, lake kayaking, stand up paddling and angling – you can do almost anything here.

The slopes of Mont Vully offer a wonderful panoramic view of the Jura and the Alps. On these slopes they cultivate refreshing wines which go wonderfully well with fish from the lake. The Vully wines can be tasted in wine cellars and tasting centres.

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Murten / Morat
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