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Go medieval in Murten with eccentric cafes, turrets and stone walls

Amble through the 800-year old medieval town of Murten (Morat), where eccentric cafes are encircled by a historic town wall.


Murten is one of only a handful of Zähringer cities, built in a particular (and lovely!) style by the Zähringen noble family of Swabia (now Germany), who once ruled this part of the country. Walk along the stone wall, climbing up to a turret or two.

Take in the views of the Murtensee, the town’s beautiful little lake and Mont Vully, the vineyard-covered mountain on the other side. Active visitors can take a swim in the lake or head to the nearby Papilliorama in Kerzers, where tropical gardens boast swarms of colourful butterflies. ◼

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© This article was first published in June-July 2019 edition of World Travel Magazine.

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