Mont Vully

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Mont Vully
Vineyard on Mont Vully

Vineyard on Mont Vully

height 653  m above sea level M.
location Canton of Friborg and Canton of Vaud , Switzerland
Dominance 10.26 km →  Roches de Châtollion
Notch height 170 m ↓  Estavayer-le-Lac
Coordinates 573 774  /  201490 coordinates: 46 ° 57 '50 "  N , 7 ° 5' 39"  O ; CH1903:  573774  /  201490
Mont Vully (Canton of Friborg)
Mont Vully
Sandstone caves on Mont Vully

Sandstone caves on Mont Vully

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Mont Vully ( French [ mɔ̃ ˈvɥi ]; previously also written Mont Vuilly , German  Wistenlacher Berg ) is a range of hills ( 653  m above sea level ) north of Lake Murten in the Swiss cantons of Friborg and Vaud . Located between Lake Murten , Lake Biel and Lake Neuchâtel , Mont Vully is a popular excursion destination. It is best known for its unique panorama of the Alps , the Jura and the three surrounding lakes, as well as for its vineyards and wines.

On January 1, 2016, on the Friborg part of the mountain, the municipality of Haut-Vully and Bas-Vully became the municipality of Mont-Vully .



Mont Vully is home to a rich historical heritage. It probably existed on its flat back until the emigration of the Celtic Helvetians around 58 BC. An oppidum , whose rampart is still clearly visible today. After the forced return of the Helvetii by Gaius Julius Caesar , a new one was built near Avenches (in the Bois de Châtel) instead of the oppidum on Mont Vully .

First World War

During the First World War , the Swiss Army set up numerous positions and bunkers on the hill west of the Celtic fortifications as part of the Murten fortification , the second major defensive position next to the Hauenstein fortification near Olten . On the southern slope, an extensive tunnel system of a support point was created in the sandstone . Today numerous remains of the military structures can still be seen in the area.

Second World War

During the Second World War, the Swiss army again built barriers on Mont Vully, albeit to a significantly smaller extent than in the First World War.

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