Astro Pléiades - Claude Nicollier

Vevey

Hôtel des Trois Couronnes, Vevey

Hôtel des Trois Couronnes, Vevey

Place du Marché

Place du Marché

Vevey, Quai Maria-Belgia

Vevey, Quai Maria-Belgia

Musée suisse de l'appareil photographique

Musée suisse de l'appareil photographique

High above Vevey towers the mountain known as Les Pléiades. Here, there is a thematic trail called Astro Pléiades that focuses on the cosmos, the planets and our sun system, dedicated to Swiss astronaut Claude Nicollier. Four different stations contain information that are of interest to those interested in space. And of course, the beautiful landscapes leave nothing to be desired for.

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Technical information

Starting point: Train station Les Pléiades.
Destination: Les Pléiades.
Take the train to Vevey, then on to Les Pléiades.
Walking time: 1 h
Season: May through October
Altitude difference: 0 m
Condition: easy
Place to eat: Les Pléiades

Description

The astronomical theme of this thematic trail already begins when taking the train called "Train des Etoiles" (Train of the Stars) from Vevey. Once up at the mountain station, the well-maintained trail explains four different themes. The first stop explains the "Earth as an Observatory", the second is dedicated to the "Secrets of the Sun System". The third station explains the closest fixed stars, and the fourth one our galaxy, the Milky Way.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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