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Montreux

 Montreux  Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
The town of Montreux nestles in a sheltered Lake Geneva bay, surrounded by vineyards and against the breathtaking backdrop of snow-covered Alps. The Montreux Jazz Festival, which takes place in June/July and features concerts on a variety of stages and parks is very famous.

With an almost Mediterranean climate, the small town of Montreux is a beautiful place on Lake Geneva. Believe it or not, the lake promenade is lined with pine, cypress and palm trees.

If you book a trip to Montreux and stroll along the lake, you will find the statue of the legendary Freddy Mercury. He also knew the tranquillity of the place and wrote some of his songs in Montreux. But Empress Sissi was also more than enthusiastic about this idyllic spot on the lake.

Local mountain «Rochers-de-Naye»

If you are in Montreux for a few days, a ride on the cog railway should be planned on the local mountain. A wonderful detour into nature with a fabulous panoramic view of the lake, the Alps and the Jura. Here you will also find the marmot park «Marmottes de Paradis» with several species of marmots or the alpine garden «La Rambertia».

Castle of Chillon

An architectural gem, about 6 km outside of Montreux. This historical monument has been enthroned on its rocky island since the 12th century.

UNESCO wine terraces of Lavaux

During your trip, be sure to plan a walk through the terraced vineyards of Lavaux. Let yourself be enchanted by the picturesque villages and relax with a wine tasting in one of the wineries.

Tips

There is plenty of shopping and strolling right on the waterfront. Fashion shops, small boutiques, watch shops but also cafes, restaurants etc. all within walking distance on the smallest space.

Sit down in a café and be sure to order one of the many Montreux specialities: «Cholera», a cake made of potatoes, apples and cheese, accompanied by a local wine from the Chasselas grape. A fine, but strong and yet delicate white wine.

Lake Geneva

What would Montreux be without a boat ride? Did you know that Lake Geneva is the second largest lake in Central Europe?

The Christmas market in Montreux is one of the most famous and largest in Switzerland. 160 stalls are waiting for you over a length of 1 km. Regional specialities, musical performances, gift ideas and of course plenty of mulled wine await you.

Top

The Montreux Jazz Festival is one of the most prestigious and largest events in Montreux. Jazz, blues, rock and soul await you with a top-class program (2 weeks at the beginning of July). So book your trip with hotel now so you don’t miss this highlight. You’re guaranteed to meet one or the other star.



Montreux – Hotels and Accommodations

MONA
Montreux | Montreux – Switzerland
4
MONA

1 night per person in a double room incl. breakfast

from CHF 121.–
Hotel Helvétie – Montreux
Montreux | Montreux – Switzerland
3
Hotel Helvétie – Montreux

1 night per person in a double room incl. breakfast

from CHF 128.–
Hotel Royal Plaza Montreux  – Montreux
Montreux | Montreux – Switzerland
5
Hotel Royal Plaza Montreux – Montreux

1 night in a double room with breakfast, per person

from CHF 130.–

Montreux – Our personally audited hotels and accommodations in

Montreux – Discover

Chillon Castle
Chillon Castle

It is a must to visit this imposing, historical monument from the 14th century. Chateau Chillon is located directly on the shore of Lake Geneva on a small island, surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Take your time, because from the castle park you have a magnificent panoramic view of Lake Geneva. Direct train to Montreux (4 km from the castle). When: daily 1.4-31.10 from 09.00-18.00, 1.11-31.3 from 10.00-17.00. Duration: 1 day


Price per ticket: from CHF 15.–
Fort de Chillon - The Fortress of Chillon
© Chillon
Fort de Chillon - The Fortress of Chillon

An unforgettable visit. Discover the secrets of this fortress, long classified as a defense secret. Unique in Switzerland, this museum offers an interactive and immersive experience as you travel through time and history. Explore more than 20 rooms on multiple levels, each packed with captivating interactions and atmospheres. Ideally located across from the famous castle, Fort de Chillon is an original venue steeped in history that has been transformed into a "Museum 2.0." When: Wed-Sun from 10am-6:30pm.


Price per person: CHF 25.-
Rochers-de-Naye – Montreux
Rochers-de-Naye – Montreux

Rochers-de-Naye has always been a popular destination for nature lovers and its main peak is 2042 m high. Once an hour, a rack railway waits at the Montreux train station, which climbs more than 1600 m of differences in altitude while passing fields, villages and forests. After about 50 minutes you reach the summit with all its possibilities for an unforgettable stay. » When: daily according to timetable. Duration: half day.


Price per person: from CHF 40.–
Free public transport
Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
Free public transport

From your first overnight in a hotel in Montreux you receive the Montreux Riviera Card. It includes free travel on public transportation within the range of validity MOBILIS (Montreux - Vevey region). You also get discounts on boat trips and mountain railways as well as on entrance tickets in museums and amusement parks. Discounts cannot be cumulated with other special offer.


Glacier 3000 – Gstaad
Glacier 3000 – Gstaad

The Glacier 3000 beckons with yet another attraction: A suspension bridge connecting two mountain peaks. On the 107 meter-long and 80 centimeters wide bridge you will have amazing views of the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc Massif, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. There is a regular post bus service from Gstaad to Col du Pillon. Incl. bus ticket Gstaad - Col du Pillon - Gstaad, up and down Col du Pillon - Scex Rouge «Glacier 3000» - Col du Pillon, Peak Walk, Ice Express chairlift, Fun Park & Glacier Walk.» When: according to timetable. Duration: half day.


Price per person: from CHF 58.–
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