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Muri bei Bern
The church of Gümligen
The church of Gümligen
Coat of arms of Muri bei Bern
Coat of arms
Country Switzerland
Canton Berne
District Bern-Mittelland
Area
 • Total 7.63 km2 (2.95 sq mi)
Elevation 558 m (1,831 ft)
Population (Dec 2015 )
 • Total 12,984
 • Density 1,701.7/km2 (4,407.4/sq mi)
Postal code 3074
Surrounded by Allmendingen, Belp, Berne, Kehrsatz, Köniz, Ostermundigen, Stettlen, Vechigen and Worb

Muri bei Bern is a township in Switzerland near Bern. In December 2005, it had a population of 12458 people. The township Muri is two small towns: Muri and Gümligen

History

Muri has been populated since the time of the Romans, but it has only had the name Muri since 1180. It started as a little township with a little castle and some farmhouses. Between the 13th and 15th century it became a very rich township.

Places of interest

  • The Aare flows through Muri
  • The castle of Muri
  • The Villa Mettlen (a villa that is build from a rich man and now it is a music school)
  • The church Muri
  • The Auguetbrücke (an old bridge over the Aare)

Geography

In Muri it has two big woods; The Hüendli-Wald and the Dentenberg-Wald. Around the Aare it has also a little woods. All together it has 150 hectares of woods, 190 hectares of grassland and 339 hectares of building land. Also Muri has a total area of 760 hectares.


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