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Murten, Switzerland

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Our room at the Hotel Murtenhof.

When Catherine and I left Staufen, Germany we drove to Murten, Switzerland. This small medieval town lies in the Swiss "Midlands" on the shore of Lake Morat.

Murten is located on the southern shores of Lake Morat. Murten is situated between Berne and Lausanne and is the capital of the Lake District of the canton of Fribourg. The town’s name is derived from the Celtic word moriduno, meaning “lakeside fortress”. It was first mentioned in 515 as the existence of a defensive place called “Muratum”. By 1013, the place was known as a fortress. Murten is also famous for the defeat of Charles the Bold by the Swiss. The former fortified city, which has kept most of its ramparts and towers.

I am on the "Ring Wall" used as a defense for the town.

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Blogger GMG said...

Hi John,
Nice to see your Murten pictures. I've just made a post on Swiss Countryside also with some pictures from Murten. Your Swiss trip covered the best spots...

June 09, 2007 3:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

your pics are very cool. i hope that i will travel that town one day

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I would say only Switzerland Rocks

August 31, 2010 2:33 AM  

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