Lake Murten Region
Day 1: Discover the historical old town on the lake
The medieval walls around Murten have protected the town from all kinds of threats for centuries. It is the last town wall in Switzerland that is fully preserved and completely accessible on foot. The best way to explore it is to go on the themed tour about the Battle of Murten of 1476.
Combined with the chalky soil, this makes for excellent conditions for local grapes, which produce wines of an exceptional quality.
The circular wall has eight information panels on the topic. From the battlements, you can see over to Mont Vully, with its vineyards glowing in the sun, and the picturesque alleys below, lined with magnificently decorated houses and fairytale archways. If you’re lucky, you might detect the aroma of Murten cream cake straight out of the oven. It’s at its best when it’s really fresh. Don’t miss out on this tasty treat!
Day 2: Great wines from one of Switzerland’s smallest winegrowing regions
The south-facing Mont Vully has a sensational micro-climate due to Lake Murten.
To find out more about wine-growing, take a walk through the vineyards on the 5km “Riviera” path between Sugiez and Môtier.
On the way, you can trace the history of the local wine specialities by reading the information panels next to the path and admire the scenery resplendent in the multiple colours of autumn. After that, you really deserve a slice of Vully gâteau and a glass of Chasselas wine.
Day 3: Switzerland’s vegetable garden
Seeland is the largest vegetable garden in Switzerland.
If you want to find out more about the region’s natural treasures, you can hike (6km) or cycle (45km) along vegetable-themed paths between the different crops and check out the information panels.
To make sure they’re always correct, retired farmer Kurt Kaltenrieder goes over the route regularly and checks that they are in order. He knows every kind of vegetable and explains to interested visitors how a tiny seed becomes the edible finished article. In autumn, the main harvest is pumpkins. They’re sold in all sorts of colours and shapes at attractive pumpkin stands in and around the vegetable-growing region. Eating fresh vegetables is particularly trendy here.