Moat and Towers

Today, the moat is a pleasant green area and home to gardens from Murten’s inhabitants. A path on the edge of the former moat leads along the city walls and is a nice place for a walk outside the old town.

12 fortification towers are built into the rampart walls. Each tower’s name comes from the specific tower’s position or function at different times throughout history– these are listed from east to west:
• Castle Alley Tower (Schlossgassturm) • Witches Tower (Hexenturm or Red Tower); its name is related to its function during the Middle Ages • New Tower or Death Tower (Schaalturm or Totentanz); located at the site of the first city slaughterhouse • Round Tower (Kleiner Schimmel) • Prison Tower (Grosser Schimmel or Käfigturm) • Small Tower (Tournaletta) • Priests’ Tower (Pfaffenturm) • Semi-circular Tower • German Church Tower • Powder Tower • Bern Gate Tower (Berntor) • Boilermakers’ Tower (Kesslerturm or Zerschossener Turm (shot-filled tower).
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