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The secret Murten light circuit

Experience a mysterious and illuminating journey through six interactive rooms.

You know Murten, its castle, its town walls, and its lake front. But this town still holds many secrets, and only you have the key to discover them. Immerse yourself in this hidden world and let yourself be enchanted by the fascinating universe full of light!

They say Murten hides many secrets under its cobblestones and within its walls – a fantastic world of light and dreams, accessible only to those who have the key to the secret circuit. You can get a glimpse of these secrets every winter during the Light Festival, and this autumn there is a special tour of various rooms with light installations.

With your key, you become master of the rooms on the secret tour. When you push open the doors, you enter a fantastical world, a well-kept secret of the town of Murten.

In the six halls of the secret tour, you can discover luminescent works of art, some immersive, others that come alive.

The owl, the mascot, will accompany you through your adventure! 

Young explorers and eager detectives can look forward to an exciting treasure hunt during their visit to Circuit Secret. Puzzles and tricky tasks must be solved in order to open the treasure chest at the end of the tour with the correct code. A great reward awaits all participants. You will receive all the information at the starting point in the museum.

After your journey, you won’t be able to resist the urge to dive back into the secret world of Murten.

Availability Today (Friday) open

The secret Murten light circuit

Closed Monday and Tuesday

Special closures:
Christmas: 21.–25.12.2023
New Year: 31.12.2023–01.01.2024
Murten Light Festival: 08.01.–06.02.2024
Carnival: 29.02.–05.03.2024

For detailed opening times and more information, go to


Admission for the 90-minute Circuit Secret tour

  • CHF 17.00 Adults
  • CHF 8.00 Children (6 - 15 years)
  • free Children (up to 5 years)

The price includes admission to the tour of the six secret rooms in the town of Murten.

Prices in CHF per person, incl. VAT / Prices and products are subject to change without notice. 

Murten Light Festival 2023 17.–28.01.2024

17 to 28 January 2024

For several days, the Zähringen dynasty’s stronghold of Murten is transformed into a superlative light spectacle. The artistic presentation of buildings, streets and towers in the old town immerse visitors in a mysterious world.
National, international and regional artists present their animations and light messages on various “Arteplage” sites, creating a poetic adventure.

Tip: Be enchanted by the romantic light animations and enjoy a few idyllic hours at the Murten Light Festival. There are various offerings for you to indulge in culinary delights, or you can enjoy the exclusive evening at the Light Festival on board a boat. All information and additional offers can be found here:

BLS suggestion

  • Visit the square behind the French church and enjoy the wonderful view of the lake.
  • Enjoy a slice of the famous Nidelkuchen cream cake at the Konditorei Aebersold or a delicious hot chocolate at the cosy restaurant Chesery.

How to get there

Travel in comfort by train to Murten/Morat. The visit begins at the Murten Museum, while the Christmas market and the Light Festival take place in Murten’s old town. You can reach everything in five minutes on foot from the train station.

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