Montreux Switzerland is a wonderful country to visit, a place with spectacular scenery for sure. In fact, the scenery in this beautiful Swiss town is the number one reason for many of the tourist that come here visiting to begin with. The amazing natural surroundings, as mesmerizing as the scenery is, are not the only reason why you should visit here though. There are actually many other things to see and do in and around Montreux as well, and we are not just talking about skiing either.
Montreux has numerous attractions even for those jet setters that are not ski aficionados, and even for those that only have the opportunity to travel once in a while. There are many great towns and villages in Switzerland to visit but one of the most popular among travelers is Montreux. This is because there is such an eclectic mix of activities and experiences to enjoy. The location of the town alone provides for numerous opportunities, as Montreux not only sits at the base of the Swiss Alps but also alongside Lake Geneva as well.
Consider also that Montreux is also in close enough proximity for day trips to many other popular Swiss villages and you have the opportunity for quite an adventure during your stay in this quaint little town. To be sure, your biggest challenge when you get to Montreux will not be finding something fun and exciting to do, but rather deciding between so many great options when you only have so much time available to you. For this reason it only makes sense to know what some of your choices are before arriving there, as this way you can begin trying to decide exactly how you want to spend your time in Montreux. There are a few attractions in particular that seem to particularly grab the attention of tourists.
- Casino de Montreux – One of the biggest attractions in Montreux is the casino. Some travelers come here with the intention of visiting the casino while others do not even realize that there is one until they get here, but either way it is a very popular attraction. There are plenty of games to choose from, both slots and table games, there are regular shows and events at the casino, there are multiple shops at which visitors can shop for souvenirs, and there are a number of restaurants and bars to choose from as well, including one that is directly on the gaming floor. The casino pretty much offers everything you would need, want, or desire while you are in Montreux. One of the best features about the casino in Montreux, though, is the fact that it is in such close proximity to so many great Montreux hotels and other attractions.
- The Swiss Chocolate Train – There are many ways to see all of Montreux Switzerland but not all of those ways are equal to the experience you will have on the Swiss Chocolate Train. The train goes through a number of wonderful areas and on its route passes by the spectacular wineries, and stops off at both the cheese factory as well as the castle in Gruyeres as well. One of the best things about the Swiss Chocolate Train ride package, though, is the choice in the cars that you get to ride in on your trip. Particularly popular are the more modern car that offers riders a panoramic view of the breathtaking surroundings, and the nearly antique car that dates back to 1915. In addition to the cars being much more unique than what you will see on other trains, they also offer something else that is surely unique when it comes to trains, which are windows that open to let in the refreshing Alps air during your ride. And finally, you will even get a little treat during your ride too. Switzerland is known for its chocolate so of course they are going to offer a nice chocolaty treat during your ride. The Swiss Chocolate Train will definitely provide for you a one of a kind experience.
- Corniche Lavaux Vineyards – Also in close enough proximity to Montreux for a visit are the Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, a spectacular site to see for sure. And although the wine produced by the vineyard is surely something to write home about, that is not even the only great characteristic in regards to the vineyard. One of the favorite things to do for visitors to Montreux that take the time to tour the Lavaux area is talking a walking tour through the vineyards. The vineyard owners make this very simple for visitors by designating paths for walking, and a breathtaking, refreshing walk to take it is, not to mention the magnificent view of Lake Geneva that you will be afforded from the vineyards as well. And along with all of this you get to enjoy a delicious glass of Swiss made wine. It will not take very much of your visit before you realize why the vineyards are a World Heritage Site, and one of the most popular attractions for visitors to Montreux.
There is no shortage of things to do when you visit Montreux, but as with anywhere there are specific attractions that tend to get more attention than others. These particular attractions are very popular among tourists because they truly tell you something about Montreux, and about Switzerland in general. Be sure that during your visit you are not afraid to explore though, in addition to checking out these attractions of course, because the village of Montreux really does offer so much more.