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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Europe - Switzerland, Montreux - A Day Trip to Montreux, Switzerland

Switzerland, Montreux

A Day Trip to Montreux, Switzerland

We spent a week in Switzerland. We stayed at the City Hotel Oberland in Interlaken. This hotel is in the heart of Interlaken and very near to the bus stations; everything is within walking distance. The room was clean and well maintained. We got a top floor room with a breathtaking view of the mountains. Breakfast was excellent, with a wide selection of food to choose from.

Frank having a glass of wine on the balcony, the Swiss Alp's behind him. 
This is a bike shop located behind the hotel.

Walking to the Ost Train Station 

We caught the GoldenPass Train to Montreux.

On the train to Montreux, passed small villages and cabins in the snow.

At Montreux, took a bus to the Town of Vevy to visit the Nestle Alimentarium Food Museum on the lakeshore from Lausanne. Lovely Museum with many exciting things, pictures, information, and interactive games and tests. If you have the Swiss Rail Pass, there's no entrance fee, and it's worth a quick look.

Outside the Alimentarium is the statue of Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), he lived in Corsier nearby. 

In front of the Museum is a giant stainless steel fork is stuck in the lake.  We had lunch outside on the picnic tables and just sat by the lake and enjoyed the view of the Fork with the Swiss Alps behind it.

We walked the promenade to visit the Castle of la Tour-de-Pilz, which hosts the Swiss Museum of Games. This Museum is located within old castle walls. It is situated on the edge of Lake Geneva. The Museum has a beautiful display of all types of (mostly antique) games, including board games, chess, lottery, playing cards, etc. Definitely worth a visit.

The Freddie Mercury Statue is located beside Lake Geneva on Quai de la Rouvenaz, in Montreux, Switzerland.

Took the bus to Montreux to visit the Chateau de Chillon

The entrance to the Chateau was included with our Swiss Pass. This is one of the most beautiful castles in Switzerland and one of the larger ones too. It is a must-see when you visit Montreux.  

Took the train back to Interlaken for a nice dinner in town.

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