Switzerland is famous for many things: delectable chocolates, fine watches and clocks, trains that somehow always stay on schedule, stark mountain glaciers, tourism, Gruyère cheese, banking, meticulous neatness, skiing and mountaineering in the Swiss Alps, and most of all, fabulous views.
Whether you’re visiting Switzerland in spring, summer, fall, or winter, you’ll never be bored. Skiing, snowboarding, fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, shopping and sightseeing are just a few of the things travelers typically do while they’re in Switzerland. But let’s focus on one particular Swiss village – lovely little Montreux.
Montreux is a picturesque little place nestled in at the foot of the Alps, along the shores of gorgeous Lake Geneva. This beautiful setting means Montreux is probably one of Switzerland’s most picturesque villages, and that’s saying something.
The town isn’t large (the year-round population is around 25,000), but it offers travelers more than its share of sights, activities and experiences. Although the Alps form a magnificent backdrop for everything in Montreux, they’re far from the only attraction. Sweeping views of beautiful Lake Geneva are just some of them. Simply put, you’ll see spectacular landscapes in every direction.
Montreux is a great place to be in winter if you’re a skier or mountain climber. Summers are equally terrific for travelers who are into boating or water sports because the sparkling waters of Lake Geneva are nearby. And every July, the internationally-renowned Montreux Jazz Festival thrills music lovers.
History buffs will enjoy the short trip to the majestic Chateau de Chillon, a medieval fortress and castle that sits on an island near the shore of Lake Geneva. This stunning island castle beautifully preserves the rich history of the area and is a must-see for anyone spending time in Montreux.
There are numerous reasons to visit Montreux, and there are numerous Montreux hotels from which you can choose. The town’s hotels provide picture-perfect views of Lake Geneva, the Chateau de Chillon, the nearby Swiss Alps, or the village itself. They’re available in a wide range of prices and offer amenities from luxurious to the budget-minded, but they’re all in one of Switzerland’s most picturesque villages.
Come to Montreux, Switzerland to enjoy some of the best skiing in Europe, for boating or water skiing on beautiful Lake Geneva, for the historic Chateau de Chillon, for cool jazz, and much, much more. You’ll have beautiful views from your hotel window, but there’s so much to see and do in Montreux that you probably won’t spend much of your time in your hotel. Oh, and while you’re in lovely little Montreux, make sure you sample some fabulous Swiss chocolate and the deliciously sweet but slightly salty Gruyère cheese.