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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!
The Eagles of Lake Geneva is a vast area of 8 hectares featuring around 200 birds of 65 species in a natural setting. It is a largest aviary in Europe dedicated to eagles. There are daily bird shows with live music and commentary. It is indeed a wonderful sight to watch such large birds swaying beautifully over your head.
The Mezieres Castle is located in the Canton of Fribourg and is regarded as a Swiss heritage site. It is well-known for its wallpapers dating back to the 1770s. The rare wallpapers are showcased in the castle in the form of the Wallpaper Museum. Guided tours of the castle are conducted on a regular basis.
Juraparc may sound like a safe haven for dinosaurs, but is actually a nature park. The park offers tours wherein you can take a stroll around the property, witnessing the natural beauty of the surrounding area. Animals are abundant here, with bears, wild boar, wolves and bison being spotted on a regular basis. Activities such as educational workshops give you a better insight in to how the park functions without disturbing the fine balance between mother nature and its inhabitants.
Château de Grandson or simply the Castle of Grandson as it is popularly referred to, is actually a bunch of buildings ranging from different centuries; formerly, this castle was home to royalty. All the lovers of history will surely like to explore this structure. Each building represents different architectural style with intricate detailing that has the researchers and architectural students in awe. While you are here, do ensure that you stop by at their shop and get yourself one of the artifacts from the medieval era. To know more about the place, check the website.
Chateau Maison Blanche is an unmissable sight while visiting the picturesque Yvorne village. Its tall towers look majestic, and this grandiose facade is complemented by the wonderful vineyards which are part of the estate. Explore the cellars where fine wines are produced and aged in wooden barrels. Visitors can also enjoy exquisite local cuisine at the on site restaurant, which when paired with the delicious wines and sweeping countryside views makes it a oenophile's dream destination.