Murten Stadt

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  • Hans Künzler

    Story:
    Murten was first mentioned in 515 as the court of "Muratum", in 1013 as a fortress.
    1159-1179 city founded under the Zähringer Duke Berchtold IV as a stronghold to the west. Extinction of the Zähringer in 1218. Murten became a "free imperial city" under the German Emperor Friedrich II.
    In 1255 Murten concludes a protection contract with Count Peter of Savoy.
    In 1377 Count Amadeus of Savoy granted the town charter.
    1416 Last big city fire and reconstruction in stone instead of wood.
    In 1475 Murten was occupied by Bern and Freiburg. End of Savoyard rule.
    1476 siege of Murten by the Burgundian army of Charles the Bold, which is defeated by the Confederates. The anniversary of the battle, June 22, is celebrated annually as Solennität (Youth Festival).
    In 1484, Murten became a common reign of the cities of Bern and Freiburg for more than three hundred years. The mayor is used alternately for five years each.
    1798 French invasion.
    1803 Napoleon definitively assigns Murten to the canton of Friborg against the wishes of the people.

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    • September 17, 2017

  • Olaf

    Class city you can stop in the old town. There is something for every taste. To drink there are also numerous possibilities from wine tavern to Irish Pub is all to find.

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    • September 20, 2017

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

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