Chillon Castle

Montreux-Veytaux

Chillon Castle is located on a rock on the banks of Lake Geneva. The water castle is the most visited historic building in Switzerland. For nearly four centuries Chillon was the residence and profitable toll station of the Counts of Savoy.

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1 - 40

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Whole year

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The rock island between Lake Geneva and the steep looming mountains was inhabited even in prehistoric times. For hundreds of years the passage of ships on Lake Geneva and the important land route to the St. Bernhard Pass was controlled from this island. Chillon belonged to the Counts of Savoy from the 12th to the 16th century, then the inhabitants of Bern conquered the water castle, and subsequently the inhabitants of Vaud prevailed.

It’s possible to rent the castle for various events. From the Castle, you can reach Montreux (by boat, by bus or on foot), where you can admire ten mile of sheltered bays, bordered with flower-lined promenades, exotic plants and palm trees.

More than 300,000 guests visit Chillon per year. They view the wall paintings from the 14th century, the subterranean vaults, parade halls and the bedroom (which has been preserved in its original form) dating to the time of Bernese rule. The entire complex consists of 25 buildings and three courtyards, protected by two circular walls.

SBB RailAway leisure shop

20% discount
Combined offer: journey using public transport and leisure offer (also for existing tickets) to Chillon Castle

Middle Ages performances

Please contact the castle for more information on dates and times.



1 Comments

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    kate osbahr

    I waited 44 years from first passing by Chateau Chillon until I was given the opportunity to visit> For 44 years I had built an idea of what this romantic chateau would be like - and I was not disappointed! n fact it excelled my expectations. And in the vaults to see how the building work started was just built directly onto the rock outcrop in the cellars was for me a very strong feel of the history of this amazing chateau.And the vaulting was just made using a wooden templates, stunning. Don't wait as long as I had to wait to rave about this place!

    Friday, Sep 2, 2011 9:02 PM

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