The castle by Lake Geneva, Switzerland is free. The castle is not big and it is quickly visited, but the location is especially good. The castle is on the lake from a distance, matched by the clear water of the lake and the snowy mountains in the distance, the scenery is really beautiful
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The castle is right next to Lake Geneva. We spent half a day waiting for repairs because the car broke down, so it happened to be closed when we went, and we could only take a few photos from a distance.
There is a legendary castle in Lake Geneva in Switzerland, Chillon Castle, located in Veytaux near Montreux, Canton Vaud. It is built on a rocky island on the shore of Lake Geneva. From a distance, it seems to be floating on the water. One of the "Old Castle". This is a majestic medieval water castle. Chillon Castle was owned by the family of the Count of Savoie from the 12th to the 16th century. Later, the residents of Bern occupied the water castle and then was occupied by residents of Vaud. In the Middle Ages, Chillon Castle was a very representative defensive fortress. Now you can still see the perforations in the tower and the arrow stacks, gun holes, muzzles and battlements on the walls. Today it is surrounded by the beautiful Lake Geneva and the majestic Albers Mountains, still maintaining the solidity and beauty of the Middle Ages. The Chillon Castle is built on the mountain, and the foundation is buried at the bottom of Lake Geneva at a depth of 300 meters. From the outside, it is integrated with the hillside, and it seems to float on the lake. The landscape is excellent. The Chillon Castle is also characterized by the scenery on all sides, one is the ancient Italian road, and the other is the beautiful Lake Geneva. Chillon Castle became famous, on the other hand, due to Byron's "Prisoner of Chillon". Today, Byron’s autograph can still be seen on the pillars of the castle dungeon. To get to Chillon Castle, you can take the train from Geneva to Montreux. From Montreux Railway Station, you can walk 4 kilometers along Lake Geneva on foot. Although it is a bit far, you can enjoy the beauty of Lake Geneva. You can also charter a car, but the cost is relatively high. Tickets for Chillon Castle are 12 Swiss francs for adults and 6 Swiss francs for visitors aged 6-16. The medieval monuments in the castle are quite rich, including defensive towers, arsenal, ducal residence, coat of arms, chapel, etc. The primitive rooms display the items used by the people who lived in the castle. The various spaces in the castle go around and connect to each other, and the maze-like steps lead to the roof. Once on the roof, you can overlook the mountains and waters of Lake Geneva. I am a clockwise, an older youth who loves to travel, photography, and clock in. Although not a professional traveler, travel is a compulsory course in my life and an indispensable part of my life. I love to take photos casually. , I also love to share my journey experience and experience. If you think my notes are helpful to you, please feel free to give me a compliment.
Spectacular view~ I walk from the city center of Montreux to see this amaizing castle. Glad I decided to come here.
Chillon Castle is an island castle located on Lake Geneva, south of Veytaux in the canton of Vaud. This castle is temporarily closed for unknown reason.It is situated at the eastern end of the lake, on the narrow shore between Montreux and Villeneuve, which gives access to the Alpine valley of the Rhône.