Overlooking the beautiful settlement of Montreux, the Dent de Jaman is an interesting climb. It can be accessed from the Col de Jaman and the various well-marked trails leading to the summit are absolutely stunning, with herds of sheep, lush Alpine trees and serene mountain lakes making an entry along the way. However, this mountain also poses various risks in the form of loose rocks, marshy terrain and steep ridges. Mostly popular with experienced climbers, it is advised that proper caution is taken before ascending this enchanting yet challenging mountain.
En un maravilloso y antiguo edificio podemos contemplar la historia y la vida del antiguo Montreux.
Erected in honour of one of rock and roll's most iconic frontmen, the legendary Freddy Mercury's gleaming bronze statue strikes his unforgettable triumphal pose along Les Planches' charming eastern waterfront. Freddy's association with Switzerland started when he became transfixed by the quaint alpine town of Montreux after recording an album there in 1978 with his band Queen. Affirming his love for the calm and quiet of his surroundings, the rocker also purchased a stately mansion that overlooked the tranquil waters of Lake Geneva. The city administration decided to repay his faith towards his adopted home after his demise by building him a 3-meter ( 9.8-feet) memorial statue in his memory that still shines as brightly today as it did in 1996.
The Rochers de Naye is a mountain at a height of 2,042 meters above the city of Montreux. A haven for thrill-seekers and adventure lovers, the mountain offers a difficult via ferrata (trail equipped with ladders and bridges) from the Col de Jaman to the Rochers de Naye. You can also avail of the cogwheel train journey through the pastureland of the terrain that offers a breathtaking view of the Alpine mountain range, the Lake of Geneva and the Swiss plains. Once you reach the top of the mountain, the Rochers de Naye offers recreational, entertainment and dining facilities. The La Rambertia is an Alpine garden and the Marmot's Paradise, where you can learn all there is about the species of Marmot, are few of the must-visit attractions.
Montreux Railway Station was built to serve as the main railway station of the charming town of Montreux and was opened in 1861. It also serves as the western terminus of the GoldenPass Line narrow gauge railway lines to Zweisimmen and to Rochers de Naye. Along with its idyll location on a hillside overlooking the Lake Geneva, it is also one of the rare stations that is served by three different rail gauges. The town of Montreux in itself is a true vacation destination. With the Alps Mountains as a backdrop, Montreux offers a breath of fresh air and opportunities to discover beautiful landscapes and some great historic buildings.
The Château de Chillon (Chillon Castle) is the most visited historical building in the country. Located 20 minutes away by train (just outside Montreux), this fortress dates back to the 11th century and is worth a visit. Try to avoid the massive number of tourists who flock here during the summer months by arriving early. And if you are able to, take the train to Montreux and walk along the lake to the castle. One piece of advice, a tourist stall screens a video of the castle right outside the entrance. Try not to be one of those people who become glued to the screen when the real thing is towering above your head!
Located on the beautiful Lake Geneva, the Montreux is a small town that offers a break from the hustle and bustle of the busy Lausanne city. Nestled amidst nature, this little municipality offers an array of activities for its guests like trekking, nature trails apart from a glitzy nightlife that transforms the entire town into a buzzing hub. However, if you truly want to experience the life of Montreux, attend one of the many festivals that take place here. The true spirit of the city is revealed during those festivals. No matter what your requirement, either simple relaxation or some active time, Montreux will never leave you disappointed.