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“Great view, for free” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Medieval City Walls

Medieval City Walls
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Murten
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Hong Kong, China
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103 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Great view, for free”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

We visited Murten to see these great medieval city walls, and were not disappointed. The walls are well preserved, and you can climb on to the walls (there are at least two points where one can do so, one is at the back of the church). Once you climbed onto the walls, you can walk along it for great views of the town, or climb further onto one of the guard towers where the view is magnificent.

Two things to bear in mind: 1) mind your head. 2) try not to drop your smartphone through the slight gap between the balustrade and the floor.

Visited April 2014
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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

Very nice walk for a beautiful view of murten and the lake, not long, boards explaining briefly the murten battle, pushchairs can't go.

Visited April 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Well preserved medieval walls - FREE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

Murten is a small town that retains most of its medieval wall. We found the wall to be interesting and best of all free. Unlike the wall in Tallinn which charges several Euros to explore. The town was quaint. You could see the cellar steps that most of the shops have. Overall an interesting experience. The only downside is that there isn't much parking.

Visited September 2013
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Canberra, Australia
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750 reviews
315 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 354 helpful votes
“Expansive Views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

From the city's walls, there are expansive views of the local countryside, and other buildings. The steps are easy to navigate and the walkway is covered.

Visited August 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Beautiful architecture!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

Murten (or Morat), located on the north-south route (E4/A1) between Berne and Lausanne, is a small medieval town on the shore of Murten Lake (which is quite nice, too). Various attractions have been well preserved, including the castle, the ring wall, the old streets, and the beautiful arcades. It is worth taking some time to walk around, take pictures, and enjoy one of the many little cafés or taverns... Murten is the capital of the Lake District of the canton of Fribourg, so do take time to enjoy the lakes and scenic landscapes in the area, too!

Visited October 2013
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