We set off from the railway station at Güllen, according to the sign, the inspiration for part of the Dürrenmatt play,
"Der Besuch der alten Dame".
From there, it started off pleasantly with flowery meadows and cornfields, followed by a waterside view of the wildlife.
However, after that things got more tricky as we started to see evidence of the storms and flooding that had been
causing havoc in the past weeks. We ended up having to wade through knee deep water on some of the paths, and get
eaten alive by mosquitoes as we did! Eventually we made it to bilingual Murten/Morat on the eponymous Murtensee/Lac de Morat.
the second of the lakes on our three lakes walk. The town's name derives from the Celtic word moriduno,
meaning "lakeside fortress" and was first mentioned in 515 as a defensive place called "Muratum".
The town is like a miniature version of Bern, and was well worth a walk around in the sunshine.