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Murten is a town in the canton of Fribourg, Switzerland, 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. As of 2003, Murten had a population of 5572 residents living within an area of 12.02 square kilometers. It is situated at an altitude of 453 meters above sea level.
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. This small medieval town lies in the Swiss Midlands on the edge of the Great Marsh, on a gentle hill and on the shore of Lake Morat or Murtensee, which is named after the town. Murten’s numerous attractions are the castle, the ring wall, the street scene and the arcades. Lake Morat is a smaller lake located in between Lake Biel and Lake Neuchatel.
Mount Vully is situated on the western side of the Seeland's largest plain and resembles a pearl gently placed among the three lakes. Today, the over 100 hectares of Vully vineyards, facing towards Lake Morat, take up a large part of the south face of the Vully assures the mild regional climate and the local countryside's particular picturesque charm. The former fortified city, which has kept most of its ramparts and towers.
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