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The magical light festival in Murten, Switzerland.

Imagine a small but beautiful medieval town full of colors and sounds lighting up the darkness on the every corner you go. It is so magical that you feel being in a land of some child’s magical imagination. Welcome to the magical light festival in Murten!

Light festival Murten Morat Switzerland

At first I was not very interested of the light festival in Murten because I thought it would be a tiny lights here and there, but since my husband work in Murten I thought why not, we could meet him after his work. The train from Bumpliz north to Murten was about a 40min ride.

When Mirabelle and I got off the train in Murten we got a warmly welcoming with colorful lights leading us all the way to the grand entrance to the old town of Murten where the magical land of lights is being hold. The entrance fee is 5chf for everyone over 16 years. More practical information about the light festival in Murten Here

To be honest, by the entrance I was already very impressed! 

By the ticket counter you will receive a map with explanations of the light festival. As you can see, the entire old city of Murten has been transform into the magical light festival! The festival goes all the way down to the lake. It is so much bigger than I expected!

Light festival Morat Murten Switzerland

This is the third year the Murten’s light festival is being held. In 2106 when the first festival was organized they estimated between 30.000 – 50.000 visitor but ended up having more than 80.000 people coming to see the light show. A huge success! And I can understand why. Walking on the street in the old town that is lighting up by magical lights and sound makes me wish to stay in this out-of-this-world ambiance forever.

Light festival Murten Morat Switzerland

Light festival Murten SwitzerlandThe big blue, an incredible light show of an underwater creature at Murten’s light festival.

Le grand bleu was a mesmerizing light show of an underwater creature what I assume is a whale? Mirabelle was hypnotized under the spell of the creature floating graciously on the air. This reminds me of why I love to scuba diving so much.

Light festival Murten Morat Switzerland

Light festival Morat Murten Switzerland

There are so much more than what I am showing you guys. Wherever you go there is always something interesting to see. The ambiance was very different from all the festival I have ever been to before. The light festival in Murten was kind of spooky in a good kind of way, if you like to be spooked.

Light festival Murten Morat Switzerland

Light festival Morat Murten Switzerland

The 3D light show. Standing there and looking into the lights I felt like we were being sucked into another world. Exactly like in the scifi-movies. Just keep in mind that some of the show might scare the little ones!

Light festival Murten Morat Switzerland

Light festival Murten Morat Switzerland

Light festival Murten Morat Switzerland

Light festival Morat Murten Switzerland

Light festival Morat Murten Switzerland

By the lake you can buy a latern for 5chf and draw your wishes on it, to later let is float on the lake. They will be picked up by the team later so none of it will litter the beautiful lake Murten.

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Light festival Murten Morat Switzerland

So what do you guys think? Is the light festival in Murten magical?

 

 

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12 Comments

  1. What a beautiful light show. It’s always fun to see them in modern cities but I can imagine even more magical in old cities. The underwater scenes are amazing. What an experience.

  2. Wow! This is such a lively festival with all those vibrant colours and magical lights! The entire town looks like a scene from some fantasy novel. The underwater creature light show as well as the floating lanterns on the lake look absolutely stunning. I hope I would be lucky enough to attend this festival some day. Thanks for sharing this magical experience.

  3. Abhinav Singh Reply

    Wow. I wonder who came up with that brilliant idea. Playing with light in a medieval town sound like a fairy tale. I loved the small video which you shared. It is a perfect family vacation.

  4. I love watching light festivals, especially during Christmas time. There’s something so magical about them. I adore your photo La gran bleu, but the pink version of it. Definitely will have to check this out next year when I visit Europe in the winter.

  5. This looks so nice! I really love light festivals! The underwater creature looks like it is moving in the sky and the floating lanterns seemed to be taken out a Disney film. They are actually hosting a light festival in my hometown in Mexico next week and I am so sad I won’t be able to make it, but I will definitely keep this one in mind for my next time in Switzerland. Thanks for all the info!

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