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MONTREUX & GSTAAD , LOVELY SWITZERLAND.

In the Alps.

This visit was taken on a journey, back to England from Sardinia. i stayed 2 nights at the Eurotel hotel on
the lake side in Montreux , Switzerland. The month was April. -- Montreux is a Swiss
town on the Eastern shore of Lake Geneva, at the foot of the Alps. I arrived by train at
the Montreux station, there are two other stations. Montreux is pricey for accomodation
and food. Currency is the Swiss Franc. The setting of Montreux is beautiful on Lake Geneva, the lake is deep and shared by France and Switzerland. -- Freddie Mercury the lead singer of Queen, lived for some time in Montreux, sharing his time between London. Queen recorded 6 albums in Montreux. There is a statue of the late singer on the lakeside Promenade. -- A train
from Geneva, takes just over an hour. --- While here i took a ride on the Montreux Oberland Bernois
Railway known as M.O.B. Destination was Gstaad at an altitude of 1050m .. Gstaad
is a town in Canton of Bern in southwest Switzerland . The population is around 7,000.mostly
German speaking.. It is a major Ski resort with luxury hotels and shops. A romantic
village at four alpine valleys. The river is the Sarine. The centre is car free, among
the Chalet type buildings. --- The train {MOB}, from Montreux to Gstaad travels through
lovely scenery.and takes about one and a half hours by direct route. There is another
route , with two changes, taking two hours. MONTREUX  SWITZERLAND......Lake  Geneva.

MONTREUX SWITZERLAND......Lake Geneva.

MONTREUX  SWITZERLAND.  Looking  towards  France ,  across  the  lake.

MONTREUX SWITZERLAND. Looking towards France , across the lake.

MONTREUX  SWITZERLAND..  Eurotel  hotel  room,  4  star  in  skyscraper.

MONTREUX SWITZERLAND.. Eurotel hotel room, 4 star in skyscraper.

MONTREUX  SWITZERLAND.. from  7th  floor of  hotel.

MONTREUX SWITZERLAND.. from 7th floor of hotel.

MONTREUX  SWITZERLAND.   View  from  hotel  Eurotel.

MONTREUX SWITZERLAND. View from hotel Eurotel.

MONTREUX  SWITZERLAND... Some  posh  hotels.

MONTREUX SWITZERLAND... Some posh hotels.

MONTREUX  SWITZERLAND.

MONTREUX SWITZERLAND.

MONTREUX   SWITZERLAND.   Hotel  in  centre.

MONTREUX SWITZERLAND. Hotel in centre.

SUNSET  OVER  LAKE  GENEVA, in MONTREUX.

SUNSET OVER LAKE GENEVA, in MONTREUX.

MONTREUX, LAKE  GENEVA,Sunset  on  tops of  mountains.

MONTREUX, LAKE GENEVA,Sunset on tops of mountains.

MONTREUX  SWITZERLAND..By  the  lake.

MONTREUX SWITZERLAND..By the lake.

MONTREUX  SWITZERLAND.

MONTREUX SWITZERLAND.

MONTREUX   SWITZERLAND.

MONTREUX SWITZERLAND.

MONTREUX  SWITZERLAND.

MONTREUX SWITZERLAND.

MONTREUX  SWITZERLAND.   Looking  towards  Chateau  Chillon.

MONTREUX SWITZERLAND. Looking towards Chateau Chillon.

MONTREUX   SWITZERLAND.   Alps.

MONTREUX SWITZERLAND. Alps.

MONTREUX  SWITZERLAND.    ---   Lake  Geneva  promenade.

MONTREUX SWITZERLAND. --- Lake Geneva promenade.

MONTREUX SWITZERLAND--  Statue  of  Freddy  Mercury,  late  of  Queen.   Queen  recorded 6  albums  in  Montreux.

MONTREUX SWITZERLAND-- Statue of Freddy Mercury, late of Queen. Queen recorded 6 albums in Montreux.

TRAIN  MONTREUX  TO  GSTAAD.--Montreux Oberland Bernois  Railway   or  M.O.B.

TRAIN MONTREUX TO GSTAAD.--Montreux Oberland Bernois Railway or M.O.B.

GSTAAD  SWITZERLAND..  Gstaad  rail  station, on the route  Montreux to  Zweismmen.

GSTAAD SWITZERLAND.. Gstaad rail station, on the route Montreux to Zweismmen.

GSTAAD  SWITZERLAND.  Main  street.

GSTAAD SWITZERLAND. Main street.

GSTAAD  SWITZERLAND.-- St. Nicholas  Chapel, ( St.  Nikolaus  Kapelle ) built  in  1402  AD,  in  Promenade.

GSTAAD SWITZERLAND.-- St. Nicholas Chapel, ( St. Nikolaus Kapelle ) built in 1402 AD, in Promenade.

GSTAAD  SWITZERLAND. --  Luxury shops  in  main  street

GSTAAD SWITZERLAND. -- Luxury shops in main street

GSTAAD  SWITZERLAND.  Ski  slopes  information. -- Lifts, Chair  lifts,  Gondolas  and Cableways.

GSTAAD SWITZERLAND. Ski slopes information. -- Lifts, Chair lifts, Gondolas and Cableways.

GSTAAD  SWITZERLAND   ---   Stream  in  village.  River  Sarine.

GSTAAD SWITZERLAND --- Stream in village. River Sarine.

GSTAAD  SWITZERLAND..  Part  of  main  street.

GSTAAD SWITZERLAND.. Part of main street.

GSTAAD  SWITZERLAND.    Main  street.

GSTAAD SWITZERLAND. Main street.

Posted by alectrevor 12:57

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Hi Alec, I've not been to Montreux but I've been to Geneva. Loved it, though it was pretty expensive. Would love to explore the lake further.

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