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History of Murten

Written by Tolik on 02 Aug, 2003

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". By 1013, the place was known as a fortress. Duke Berchtold IV of Zaeringen founded the town…Read More

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