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  • Olaf

    Great city! Here you can stop off in the old town, there is something for every taste. There are also numerous options for drinking, for example the rustic wine bars.

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    • September 20, 2017

  • Hans Künzler

    History:
    Murten was first mentioned in 515 as the "Muratum" courtyard and in 1013 as a fortress.
    1159-1179 City foundation under the Duke Berchtold IV of Zahringen as a bulwark towards the west. Extinction of the Zähringer in 1218. Murten becomes "free imperial city" under the German Emperor Friedrich II.
    In 1255 Murten concluded a protection contract with Count Peter von Savoyen.
    In 1377, Count Amadeus of Savoy granted city rights.
    1416 last big city fire and reconstruction in stone instead of wood.
    In 1475 Murten was occupied by Bern and Freiburg. The end of the Savoy rule.
    1476 Siege of Murten by the Burgundian army of Charles the Bold, which is crushed by the Confederates. The anniversary of the battle, June 22, is celebrated annually as a solemnity (youth festival).
    In 1484 Murten became common rule of the cities of Bern and Freiburg for more than three hundred years. The Schultheiss is used alternately for five years.
    1798 French invasion.
    1803 Napoleon finally assigned Murten to the canton of Friborg against the will of the population.

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    • September 17, 2017

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Location: Murten, See District, Fribourg, Espace Mittelland, Switzerland

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