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Montreux City Travel Guide - Tourist Information

Destination Travel Guide - Tourist Information

By far the best lakeside walk I have walked is in Montreux. I highly recommend it.

You can start from the Montreux rail / train station and go right until Château de Chillon. There are beautiful views along the way – flowers, water, snow clad peaks, boats, a sculpture and finally the castle! While coming back to rail station you can take a bus as well. Some of my favourite pictures are taken during this walk. I have included some in this page.

I have done this walk twice in last 5 years but would like visit again.
Château de Chillon +41 21 966 89 10 is Open every day until 6pm. It is a historic castle on a small island in Lake Geneva only a few meters from the shore. It was built originally to allow the occupants to extract a toll from people and goods passing between Italy and the rest of Europe on the road north from the St. Bernard pass.

The roadway here is wedged between the lake and the cliffs, so there was no way to get around Chillon. The Castle is more famous in modern times for having inspired Lord Byron's poem, The Prisoner of Chillon, based on the true story of François Bonivard, a political prisoner from Geneva who was released in 1536.

Montreux-Vevey Tourisme
Rue du Théâtre 5
CH-1820 Montreux
Phone +41 (0)848 86 84 84
Fax +41 (0)21 962 84 86

How to go there - Train, Rail, Air/Flights

Getting to the Swiss Riviera by train is a very good way: 70 minutes from Geneva International Airport, 2 1/2 hours from Zurich.

Train / Rail: Frequent from Geneva

Swiss Rail / Train Travel Information - Use following timetable in association with



Use this Timetable to query your journey between various Swiss Destinations. It is in collaboration with swiss rail site

Swiss rail is one of the most efficient in the world. Swiss travel system is arguably world's best integrates travel systm with rail / train, bus and ferry / boat timings well coordinated to give a great experience to travellers.

You will also be able to buy online tickets, rail passes, rail cards, see destination information etc.



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This site covers all areas for travelling in Switzerland. It covers travels to many switzerland cities: Basel, Berne, Geneva, Zerlmat, Interlaken. There is a comprehensive travel information section: Swiss Rail Train Tickets, Switzerland Rail Train Map, Swiss Train Rail Timetable, Information, RailCards and Passes, Air Travel

This page last updated in Feb 2016