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Five Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland

Five Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland. Why this beautiful lakeside town should DEFINITELY be on your bucket list!!!

I have to admit, I was a little sad to leave Zermatt… I honestly considered cancelling my flight home and staying forever! Fortunately that changed as soon as I stepped foot in Montreux

Five Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland. Why this beautiful lakeside town should DEFINITELY be on your bucket list!!!

Montreux is absolutely breathtaking. It’s unlike any other place I’ve ever been. I can’t even describe the color of the water. I felt so peaceful and calm here.

Five Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland. Why this beautiful lakeside town should DEFINITELY be on your bucket list!!!

I highly, highly recommend adding at least a few days in Montreux to your Switzerland itinerary. Below are our top 5 recommendations for things to see and do in Montreux.


Château de Chillon

Five Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland. Why this beautiful lakeside town should DEFINITELY be on your bucket list!!!

Château de Chillon is a castle on an island located in the most beautiful setting imaginable – on the shores of vibrant Lake Geneva, right at the foot of the Alps.

Five Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland. Why this beautiful lakeside town should DEFINITELY be on your bucket list!!!

It is said to be the inspiration behind Prince Eric’s castle in The Little Mermaid movie!

Five Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland. Why this beautiful lakeside town should DEFINITELY be on your bucket list!!!

Visiting the castle is like going back in time. You can visit underground rooms with gothic arches, massive courtyards, formal halls, private bedrooms, and a medieval chapel.


Walk Along the Lake Promenade

Five Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland. Why this beautiful lakeside town should DEFINITELY be on your bucket list!!!

I think my absolute favorite thing to do in Montreux was just walk along the gorgeous lake!!

Five Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland. Why this beautiful lakeside town should DEFINITELY be on your bucket list!!!

There is a long, flower-bordered lake promenade which links neighboring town Vevey to Montreux and goes all the way to Chillon Castle.

Five Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland. Why this beautiful lakeside town should DEFINITELY be on your bucket list!!!

Just start in one direction and you can walk for miles!

Five Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland. Why this beautiful lakeside town should DEFINITELY be on your bucket list!!!

This view never gets old.

Five Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland. Why this beautiful lakeside town should DEFINITELY be on your bucket list!!!

You never know what you’ll see! Could this be Ariel’s “dinglehopper” from Prince Eric’s castle perhaps? ;)


Visit Vevey

Five Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland. Why this beautiful lakeside town should DEFINITELY be on your bucket list!!!

Vevey is a charming town right next to Montreux.

Five Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland. Why this beautiful lakeside town should DEFINITELY be on your bucket list!!!

It’s filled with colorful cafes, shops, homes, restaurants, and of course, flowers!

Five Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland. Why this beautiful lakeside town should DEFINITELY be on your bucket list!!!

Vevey is right on the water as well, with breathtaking panoramic views of the Alps across the lake.

Five Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland. Why this beautiful lakeside town should DEFINITELY be on your bucket list!!!

We wanted desperately to do a boat tour here, but unfortunately ran out of time.

Five Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland. Why this beautiful lakeside town should DEFINITELY be on your bucket list!!!

There’s an “old town” with colorful buildings and narrow pedestrian streets.

Five Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland. Why this beautiful lakeside town should DEFINITELY be on your bucket list!!!

Can never resist macarons. ;)

Five Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland. Why this beautiful lakeside town should DEFINITELY be on your bucket list!!!

How cute are these shutters?

Five Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland. Why this beautiful lakeside town should DEFINITELY be on your bucket list!!!

Loved spending an afternoon here!


Chocolate Making + Taste Testing

Five Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland. Why this beautiful lakeside town should DEFINITELY be on your bucket list!!!

Oh my gosh, you guys!! This was one of the most fun things we did in Switzerland!! I made my own Swiss chocolate cow!! From Swiss chocolate!

Five Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland. Why this beautiful lakeside town should DEFINITELY be on your bucket list!!!

We all know Switzerland is famous for their decadent chocolate… I was in heaven eating chocolate every day for two weeks!

Five Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland. Why this beautiful lakeside town should DEFINITELY be on your bucket list!!!

Laderach is one of the most popular chocolatiers in Switzerland.  I highly recommend going in for a taste!

Five Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland. Why this beautiful lakeside town should DEFINITELY be on your bucket list!!!

We took a Chocolate Tasting + Workshop at the Laderach in Vevey, and it was one of the highlights of our trip. They are passionate about chocolate, we got to eat as much as we wanted, plus we got to make our very own chocolate cows!!

Five Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland. Why this beautiful lakeside town should DEFINITELY be on your bucket list!!!

How cute are these??! Highly recommend this fun experience in Montreux / Vevey!!! :)


Day Trip to Rochers de Naye

Five Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland. Why this beautiful lakeside town should DEFINITELY be on your bucket list!!!

One of the days we were in Montreux, we took a scenic cog railway up into the Alps to Rochers de Naye.

Five Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland. Why this beautiful lakeside town should DEFINITELY be on your bucket list!!!

Here you’ll see stunning panoramic views over the mountains of the Alps and Lake Geneva.

Five Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland. Why this beautiful lakeside town should DEFINITELY be on your bucket list!!!

In the summer there’s hiking, an alpine garden, and you’ll even see cute mountain marmots up close.

Five Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland. Why this beautiful lakeside town should DEFINITELY be on your bucket list!!!

If you want to stay overnight, you can sleep in an authentic Mongolian yurt.

Five Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland. Why this beautiful lakeside town should DEFINITELY be on your bucket list!!!

Would you do it??

Five Things To Do in Montreux, Switzerland. Why this beautiful lakeside town should DEFINITELY be on your bucket list!!!

See what I meant about the lake?? It’s swirled with vibrant shades of blue and turquoise. I’ve never seen anything like it.

100% in love with Montreux.

Thanks so much for reading!! xoxo

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11 Responses
  1. Nedine Geyer

    Good morning,
    Thank you so much for this interesting read about Montreux, we are travelling to Switzerland in June and can’t wait to explore the country. We are sleeping 3 nights in Montreux, the one this that caught my eye whilst reading your page was the chocolate making (a cow) in Vevey at Laderach. Can you please tell me whta the costs are for this? I’m looking around a finding those trips are very expensive.

    Thank you

  2. Madison

    What time of year were you in Montreux? We will be there April 23rd-25th, 2019 and are a bit nervous about things to do since it is in between seasons. Would you recommend staying in Montreux or Vevey? Thanks in advance!

  3. Stephen

    Hi! My partner and I are planning a trip to Switzerland and Monteux, and I want to surprise her with a trip up to Rochers de Naye and a night in a Mongolian Yurt! I am having trouble figuring out how to find out more information, book tickets, book a night in the yurt – do you have any suggestions?

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