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Murten Light Festival

A night to remember in the Lake Murten region

Enjoy an enchanting and romantic light animation show in the idyllic atmosphere of Murten – and a three-course meal during a boat trip on Lake Murten afterwards. This exclusive offer is rounded off with an overnight stay (including breakfast) in a 3-star hotel.

From 15 to 26 January 2020, the Zähringer town of Murten will be transformed for the fifth time into a lighting spectacle in a show of superlatives. Artistic productions on buildings, in streets and on the towers of the old town will immerse you in a mystical world.

Date Today (Wednesday) open

15 to 26 January 2020
daily, 18.00–22.00 hours

Subject to change without prior notice

Package A night to remember: The Murten Light Festival

  • CHF 179.00 Sunday - Wednesday Per person
  • CHF 229.00 Thursday - Saturday per person

Included in the Price

Sunday - Wednesday

  • Admission to the festival, admission to the church light spectacle and a welcome drink
  • Apéro riche
  • Accommodation in a double room, incl. breakfast buffet

Thursday - Saturday

  • Admission to the festival, admission to the church light spectacle and a welcome drink
  • 3-course menu with drinks on the boat
  • Accommodation in a double room, incl. breakfast buffet

Can only be booked in advance via Murten Tourism (up to two days before your planned visit).

Price per person in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration

programme A night to remember

17.30 hours Welcome glass of champagne
18.15 hours Main performance at the schoolhouse
18.40 hours Light & music show at the German Church
Approx. 19.00 hours Personal time at the festival
20.00 hours Thursday - Saturday: Three-course meal on the BSG boat (boat trip – includes beverages)

Sunday - Wednesday: Apéro Riche 

After that: Overnight accommodation (including breakfast) in a 3-star hotel

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    Practical information

    Entry fee

    • CHF 5.00 One day entry
    • CHF 10.00 Light and sound show (Daily entry included)
    • CHF 15.00 Festival Pass
    • Free Childre up to 15.99 years


    Murten Light Festival

    Let your wishes come true: Bring a lantern with you to the lake shore every day between 18.00 and 21.00 hours during the festival. Then light the candle and place the lantern, along with your wish, into the lake. With a little luck your wish might come true.

    Lanterns can be ordered online or purchased directly from Murten Tourism.

    Download the festival app, which will be available at the beginning of January 2019.

    Be sure to dress warm and wear winter boots.

    Weather & webcam Today: wafts of mist -2/3°

    Day Weather Temperature
    Today wafts of mist -2/3°
    Tomorrow fair weather -3/3°
    Friday partly cloudy -1/6°
    Saturday partly cloudy 1/7°
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