With more than a 1’000 years of history, the medieval old town of Murten has a wealth of heritage and history of inestimable value. As a direct witness of the battle of Murten, an important part of Swiss history, Murten and its old town will not let you indifferent.
History and culture lovers will be delighted by the various guided tours on offer. In particular, you will be immersed in the famous battle of Murten, a milestone in Swiss history. The Murten museum also traces a large part of the history of the city and its surroundings.
Family activity in Murten
How about a voyage of discovery through the old town of Murten combined with an exciting riddle or treasure hunt? In this way, young and old can uncover the secrets of the medieval town, which are very often well hidden. The Circuit Secret Murten Light is also an opportunity to discover six hidden places to which only you have the keys.
Stroll through the city
Walk through the famous Bern Gate and stroll your way through the many narrow streets and arcades of the old town with its pretty baroque houses strung like a string of pearls. From the numerous vantage points and terraces you can enjoy a wonderful view of Lake Murten, the wine region at the foot of Mont Vully and even the gently rolling Jura on the horizon. The pretty silhouette of the old town is most impressive from the lake promenade. Various boat tours also invite you to take a sightseeing tour around Lake Murten from the deck… Sit back and relax!
Shopping and gastronomy
Under the arcades of the old town you can stroll around regardless of the weather. Numerous terraces are ideal for a short break, while the windows of the small boutiques and shops invite you to stroll around.
Hotels in Murten
Would you like to explore the charming Zähringer town and its surroundings for longer than one day? The medieval town offers you a wide choice of hotels and guest rooms. Our dedicated partners look forward to welcoming you and offering you an unforgettable stay in the Lake Murten region.
The Murten Tourism team is also available all year round to provide you with valuable tips and advice for a relaxing visit.