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Facing the clear blue waters of the picturesque Lake Geneva, Allaman Castle is a historic and prestigious part of the village of Allaman. Considered to be one of the largest properties of Switzerland in private hands, the Castle was built in the 13th Century by the Count of Vaud. Today the castle has been completely restored by the current owner and now features a host of modern amenities and technology. It boasts a spa & wellness center, along with a swimming area and wine-cellars. The castle is surrounded by private forests, parks, gardens and Grand Cru vine yards.
Spread over 200 hectares (494.211 acres) of forest land and meadows, the Arboretum du Vallon de l'Aubonne, also popularly known as The Arboretum, is a truly magnificent public park. Located close to Aubonne, this park is largely used for scientific research of various plants and tree species. There are over 3,000 varied flora species currently cultivated in this park, significantly suited for temperate climate regions. The site also hosts the Musee du Bois, museum of wood and forestry, and multiple hiking trails that offer scenic and pleasant natural paths for long walks.
A small and scenic village in the Swiss Alps, Les Paccots falls under the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland. It is about 3481 feet (1061 meters) at height above sea-level and lies in the La Veveyse de Chatel valley. In a certain part of the year, this little village turns into ski area, which attracts tourists from the surroundings.
Located in the village of Le Bouveret, on the brink of Lake Geneva, discover a miniature Swiss world, replete with stunning replicas of Switzerland's landmarks. Meandering through the thick of these model buildings are 16 locomotives, eight of which are steam-powered. The trains go along eight tracks that intertwine their way through the length of this beautiful, scenic park. The park includes a 700-meter (5577.42 feet) track, along with 1200 meters (3937 feet) of walking trails. The Swiss Vapeur Parc hosts the Swiss International Film Festival in June every year. Visitation hours vary as per the season, so check the official website prior to planning your visit.
Built in 1264 and once the home of the Counts of Savoy, the Rolle Castle was originally constructed in the shape of a trapezoid. It has four huge towers at each corner. The sprawling interior courtyards and turrets and its location right on the shore of Lake Geneva makes it even more special. It can be easily accessed through the various trails that run around the castle and the views of the adjoining mountains provide it picturesque and panoramic background. Today, the Rolle municipal offices are housed in part of the castle and other rooms are used for exhibitions and receptions.
GoldenPass Line offers rail tours of the beautiful countryside in Switzerland in an ultra-modern train coach. The swift movement of the train combined with world-class amenities inside make sure your trip is comfortable and fun. Watch through the huge glass windows the scenic surroundings comprising snow-topped mountains, lush greenery and quaint villages during your fun ride. Starting from the Montreux Railway Station, GoldenPass Line is one of the best ways to enjoy the real beauty of Switzerland's countryside.