"Montreux – "Wild Twin" on Lake Geneva" Top 5 Page for this destination Montreux by Zvrlj

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It seems to us that Montreux & Vevey are kind of twin-towns – both look like rising from the water of Lake Geneva, both were settled in Roman times, both of a similar population (one a bit more than 20,000 inhabitants, the other a bit less than that), both, apart, earned the nickname of "Pearl of Swiss Riviera", even if you want to bye a map of one – you'll get the map of both, because the maps are printed on the same sheet.

Montreux is the more popular "twin", more vivid and "wild" one. It is known for its Jazz Festival, Freddie Mercury's Montreux Memorial Day, Golden Rose Festival, Smoke on the Water… And, more than anything, for the famous Chateau Chillon.

  • Last visit to Montreux: Jul 2008
  • Intro Updated Jan 6, 2009
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  • csordila's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2009 at 2:53 PM

    Now I have read your Bonivard tip, but I did not find it earlier, because it is well hidden on Montreux. Thanks. L.

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2008 at 12:09 AM

    WOW, I didn't know ths story of Smoke on the Water. Fascinating!! Oh and Freddie Mercury.... I love him & Queen !!!

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2008 at 10:37 AM

    Very interesting to read about the "Smoke on water" song and how it came about!


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