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Visit the most popular historic building in Switzerland
Be enchanted by its romantic location
Interesting exhibitions: Art, weapons, everyday objects
The Lausanne area is world famous for its scenic and architectural beauty: for Lake Geneva and the mountains in the background, for the many old houses and castles. Chillon Castle is one of the most famous in the area - and with nearly 350,000 visitors annually, the most visited historic building in Switzerland! And as you explore Chillon Castle, you'll quickly understand why it attracts so many people from all over the world year after year. Because as you walk through the thick walls and richly decorated rooms of the castle, you will feel as if you have been transported to times long past. The Gothic cellar vault and the chapel are particularly worth seeing
The castle was first mentioned in the 12th century. However, the rock on which it is located was inhabited by people as early as the Bronze Age. Chillon, by the way, means something like "rocky plateau". In later centuries, it served as the residence of the Counts of Savoy and the Vaudois, among others. These different ruling families and epochs have left their traces. For example, you can admire a large collection of old weapons and armor. Some pieces (such as a heavy two-handed sword) are over 500 years old! In addition, Chillon Castle also exhibits numerous archaeological finds: Coins and arrowheads, toys, clay vessels and knives. In the prison of the castle you will come across ancient wall paintings, some of which are over 700 years old.
After you have explored all the halls and corners of Chillon Castle and enjoyed the beautiful view of Lake Geneva, you can visit Café Byron. It is located in the immediate vicinity of the castle and its modern architecture is an interesting contrast to the castle. Particularly delicious: the selection of Swiss cheese as well as the many typical pastries.
Opening hours: 10:00 to 18:00 November to March: 10:00 to 17:00 The castle is not barrier-free Appropriate clothing must be worn inside the castle (no bathing suits) No dogs allowed (dog kennels are located in front of the entrance)