Amble through the 800-year old medieval town of Murten (Morat), where eccentric cafes are encircled by a historic town wall.
Murten is one of only a handful of Zähringer cities, built in a particular (and lovely!) style by the Zähringen noble family of Swabia (now Germany), who once ruled this part of the country. Walk along the stone wall, climbing up to a turret or two.
Take in the views of the Murtensee, the town’s beautiful little lake and Mont Vully, the vineyard-covered mountain on the other side. Active visitors can take a swim in the lake or head to the nearby Papilliorama in Kerzers, where tropical gardens boast swarms of colourful butterflies. regionmurtensee.ch ◼
© This article was first published in June-July 2019 edition of World Travel Magazine.