Lake Murten, Switzerland
About Lake Murten
It is the smallest of the three lakes in the Seeland or Pays des Trois lacs area of the Swiss plateau. The lake is named after the small bilingual town of Murten/Morat on its southern shore.
Attractions near Lake Murten
Mount Vully lies between Lakes Murten, Neuchâtel, and Biel. The magnificent view and picturesque scenery with the vineyards make it a very popular destination for excursions. The mountain also provides a retreat for animals in the middle of a landscape used for intensive agriculture. The south side, overlooking Murten and its lake, is covered by vineyards. The north side, overlooking Lake Neuchâtel, is mostly wooded.
The Roman Museum of Vallon is an archaeological museum in the Roman city of Aventicum, it is located 5 km north of Payerne and 6 km west of Aventicum, capital of Roman Helvetia. The building was designed in an "L" shape to respect the original shape of the Roman settlement. It is located on the very spot where the Gallo-Roman villa of Vallon was located.
The Lake Schiffenen at Düdingen is a popular excursion destination for young and old. The steep sides of the lake offer a wonderful view of nature. Innumerable fish species, such as perch, pike, or pikeperch are at home here. A camping spot with a small bathing area, many opportunities for water sports, and several children’s playgrounds make Lake Schiffenen a perfect excursion destination for warm summer days.
The Zihl Canal , or Canal de la Thielle in French , is an approximately 8.5 km long water connection (piercing) between Lake Neuchâtel and Lake Biel . The original bed of the Zihl is still partially preserved. The Zihl Canal was built together with the Broye Canal , which connects the Neuchâtel and Murten lakes .
The Laténium is an archeology museum located in Hauterive, a suburb of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Its name refers to the famous nearby site of La Tène which gave its name to the Second European Iron age. The Laténium is composed of a 2,500 m2 park and a museum building which also harbors the archaeological section of the Heritage Offices of the State of Neuchâtel, as well as the chair of the prehistory of the University of Neuchâtel. The museum and its park are built on what used to be three archae
The Roman Catholic Our Lady of Assumption Church, also known as the Red Church, stands in the Swiss city of Neuchâtel in the diocese of Lausanne, Geneva, and Freiburg. The Neo-Gothic church was planned by Guillaume Ritter and consecrated on March 25, 1906. After a major renovation between 1984 and 2000, it was recognized in 1986 as a national monument. In 2007 Pope Benedict XVI raised the church's status to that of basilica minor.
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