Murten Castle (Switzerland)
Canton of Fribourg See list of castles in Svizzera
The castle at the time of Count Peter of Savoy II who ordered its construction in 1255. Below the castle gate, dating back to 1516, the reconstruction took place.
Today the castle is from 1755. Passing through the entrance and immediately look to the ground. You will find the boundary, stone, the original castle water well. The quadrangular tower or keep, known as the "Luegisland", served as a watchtower for Adrian von Bubenberg so that he could oversee the Battle of Morat.
After the reign of the Savoy, the castle served as a residence for the bailiffs of Berne and Fribourg. Throughout history, it was also a hospital, prison and barracks. Today it houses the Prefecture of the Lake District of the canton of Fribourg.