Travel Guide

General Information About Montreux

"Because of the exceptionally mild climate Montreux is called the capital of the Vaud Riviera. Plants associated with the Mediterranean, such as pines, cypresses and palm trees grow here. Charlie Chaplin, Freddie Mercury and several other famous people of world-renown lived and continue to live on the Vaud Riviera.

The long, flower-bordered lake promenade which links Vevey and Montreux going all the way to Chillon Castle is simply asking to be strolled along. Cultural events, such as the Montreux Jazz Festival, as well as countless excursion options to the mountainous hinterland or on the lake make Montreux the most popular excursion and holiday destination. Many of the houses along the lakeside road, including the magnificent Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, date from the hayday of the Belle Epoque. And the town has a modern congress and exhibition centre: the Montreux Music and Convention Centre.

    •  Rochers-de-Naye – the Rochers-de-Naye rack-railway, after overcoming a difference in altitude of 1600 metres, reaches one of the most beautiful vantage points in western Switzerland.
    •  Golden Pass Line – the panorama train operates between Montreux, Gstaad and the Bernese Oberland with connections to Lucerne.
    •  Lake Geneva Shipping Company – the ships, some of which are still powered by paddles, take visitors to the picturesque lak

Rochers de Naye

"Today, panorama carriages of the cog railway departing from the Montreux station arrive at the Dent de Jaman in just an hour, passing some most interesting scenery on the way up to the summit hotel. From a vantage point slightly higher up you also enjoy views over Lake Geneva as far as Jura. And to your left, the Savoy Alps followed by Dents du Midi, Trient region and Vaud Alps. 

Unexpected are also views from the ""Plein-Roc"" – the restaurant imbedded in a wall of rock. Botanical gardens, marmot park, climbing garden and Mongolian-style overnight stays in a yurte are further highlights on the mountain high above Montreux.

Altitude: 2042m 
View: Over Lake Geneva to Lausanne and the Jura, Savoy and Vaud Alps, Dents du Midi 
Attractions: ""La Rambertia"" alpine gardens, marmots and via ferrata by the Grottes de Naye (caves) "

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