Hotel Schiff in Murten

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Murten(German) orMorat(French,pronounced[mɔʁa];Arpitan:Morât[mɔˈʁa](listen)) is a bilingualmunicipalityand a city[3]in theSee districtof thecantonofFribourginSwitzerland.

It is located on the southern shores ofLake Morat(also known as Lake Murten). Morat is situated betweenNeuchâtelandFribourgand is the capital of the See/Lac District of the canton of Fribourg. It is one of the municipalities with a majority (about 75%) of German speakers in the predominantly French-speaking Canton of Fribourg.

On 1 January 1975 the former municipality ofBurg bei Murtenmerged into the municipality of Murten.[4]It was followed on 1 January 1991 by the former municipality ofAltavillaand on 1 January 2013 by the former municipality ofBüchslen. On 1 January 2016 the former municipalities ofCourlevon,Jeuss(Jentes),

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