Montreux and its surroundings

Montreux is situated on the banks of Lake Geneva in  the French-speaking area of Switzerland.

Blessed with picturesque bays and magnificent flower-lined lakeside walks, it is surrounded by splendid terraced vineyards and the Alps, both of which endow the town with its unique charm.

Internationally-recognised as a centre of tourism, congress and recuperation, Montreux benefits from great cultural diversity, for example the Jazz Festival, Septembre musical and events at the Casino. In December, the town lights up with the Christmas Market, charming adults and children alike with its many attactions.

Among its local attractions it counts Chillon Castle, one of the most beautiful castles in Switzerland, the Gothic church and several buildings dating from the 15th and 16th century.

The Empress Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria, Charly Chaplin, Hemingway und Hugo, Stravinsky und Tschaikovsky, Nabokov, Fredy Mercury - just to mention some of them - left their footprints here. 

Montreux and its surroundings offer a wide range of sports facilities and excursion destinations.

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