Take the train from Geneva all the way to Montreux, passing a small town called "Vevey" on the way, because when I was doing the strategy, I saw the big fork here, so I have to come here to check in anyway.
Vevey belongs to a small town in western Switzerland. Between Lausanne and Montreux, there are vast vineyards around the town. It began to flourish as a wine center in the Middle Ages. The headquarters of the world-famous Nestle company is here, and the company's iconic big fork stands on the shore of Lake Geneva in Vevey.
So after getting off the train at Vevey train station, I went straight to the big fork via Google Maps navigation. The town is small, so it takes about ten minutes to walk there. This is a quiet town. There are a few local people walking on the lakeside trail, or sitting on a chair to chat about life and bask in the sun. It feels completely different from the high-paced life in Switzerland. Maybe this is an unpopular attraction, almost no Chinese can be seen here, but in a hurry to see the castle in Montreux, I hurried to the big fork and took a few punch-in photos. Next to the big fork is the statue of Chaplin. The master of comedy Chaplin lived here for 25 years and died here. Therefore, it is understandable to set up a statue here as a tribute, so I inevitably took a photo of the group photo. , After all, all came.
Take the train again to Montreux to see the Chillon Castle, which is built on a protruding rock on the edge of Lake Geneva, which is a bit like a peninsula. The most famous place in this place is the poem "The Prisoner of Chillon" written by Byron. Famous artists and poems have made this castle a business card for Montreux. However, there is a charge for visiting the castle. Due to time constraints and we are not very interested in the introduction of various historical chapters in the castle, we took a few standard tourist photos by the lake. After visiting here He left happily, after all, he had to continue to Interlaken. Generally speaking, Chillon Castle is worth seeing, but it is not worth seeing in depth. The best place in Switzerland is Interlaken, so everyone can take a look at my footprints in Interlaken. .
This big fork is set up in the water of Lake Geneva. The name of this attraction is the big fork. It is not particularly worth visiting, but it is absolutely necessary to take a photo as a memento. It is indeed a very interesting design.
This attraction is really just a visit here, because it is a representative of Vevey, so I really must take a picture. The big fork is in Lake Geneva in front of the food memorial. If you have time, you can go to the food museum to take a look. Because the scenery on Lake Geneva is so beautiful, the Swiss simply installed swivel chairs on the reefs by the lake, allowing everyone to sit by the lake and enjoy the scenery slowly, and occasionally a few swans would swim past without incident. , What a laid-back. I just met a couple of newcomers taking pictures, one can imagine how popular this attraction is.
This place is called Vevey, a small town on the edge of Lake Geneva, and the big fork is a view in the lake. Why is the big fork not something else? A friend who has lived in Switzerland for many years told me that Vevey may have something to do with Nestlé's headquarters. But I like sitting quietly by the lake, chatting in a daze. Even if it was 8 or 9 in the evening when we went, yes, it was just getting dark, it was time to enjoy the summer vacation.
The eye-catching big fork is erected in the lake of Geneva. It was designed and established by designer Jean Pierre Zaugg in 19950 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Food Festival. The stainless steel used for the big fork is up to eight meters high, which is especially golden in the sunset, which forms a sharp contrast with the snow-capped mountains. This has also become one of vevey's striking goals.
In the many towns on Lake Geneva, I still prefer Vevey to Montreux, which is so famous that it has many tourists. The lake is more open here and there are relatively few tourists. The Big Fork is one of the iconic sights here, right across from the statue of Chaplin, erected by the river looks very interesting.