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    Chillon Castle in Switzerland

    Switzerland is a paradise for people looking for a stunning vacation. From the best landscapes to rich cultural heritage, delicious meals to lovely people. This fabulous place is full of wonders and one of those amazing wonders is none other than Chillon Castle. This castle is very popular amongst tourists who love to explore history and get fascinated by unique architecture and designs. Keep reading to know more about Chillon Castle in Switzerland. 

    About

    This beautiful castle is located on a rock which makes it more spectacular and offers some of the best views. It is on the banks of Lake Geneva adding more beauty to the castle. This water castle is also known as the most visited building in the whole of Switzerland. From the 12th to the 16th century the castle belonged to the Counts of Savoy and then was conquered by the inhabitants of Bern and subsequently, Vaud inhabitants prevailed. 

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    This huge castle has a total of 25 buildings and 3 courtyards which are protected by two circular walls. Wall paintings from the 14th century, parade halls, bedrooms and every other room, all are very well preserved in their original form to date. This castle entertains more than 400,000 guests each year and offers them the best experiences.

    Basic Information

    Contact

    • Email: info@chillon.ch
    • Telephone no.: +41 21 966 89 10

    How to Reach Chillon Castle?

    You can choose out of these 3 ways to reach Chillon Castle:

    • By Car
    • By Public Transport
    • By Boat

    1. By Car

    You can reach your destination by the A9 motorway, Villeneuve or Montreux junctions. The car parking is free of cost in front of the castle. Do not leave your valuable items in your vehicle as lockers are available at the castle grounds. 

    2. Public Transport

    • Train: There is a direct train to Montreux or you can also take a local train to “Veytaux-Chillon”.
    • Bus: Take Bus N 201 from Montreux, Vevey or Villeneuve and you can easily reach your destination. The Chillon bus stop is right in front of the castle and every 10-20 minutes there is a bus for the castle.

    3. By Boat

    Many boats depart from Montreux, Lausanne, Vevey and Villeneuve on a regular basis. The Chillon boat stop is 100m away from the castle. 

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    Timings

    • April to October: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (last entry at 5:00 pm)
    • November to March: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (last entry at 4:00 pm)
    • Closed on the 25th of December and 1st of January

    Tickets

    • Individual Visitors
      • Adult (16 above): 13.50 CHF
      • Child (6 to 15 yrs): 7.00 CHF
      • Reduced fees for (Students, Swiss military wearing their uniform, pensioners, apprentices, disability insurance recipients): 11.50 CHF 
      • Family (2 adults + 2 to 5 children {6-15 yrs}): 35.00 CHF
    • Group Visitors (15 people minimum)
      • Adult: 10.50 CHF
      • Child: 6.00 CHF

    Tour Types

    • Self-guided tour
    • Guided tour
    • School trips
    • Birthday parties

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    Frequently asked questions

    Why is Chillon Castle so famous?
    Chillon Castle is famous because of its top-notch location on the rock by Lake Geneva. There are various fun and interacting activities to participate in, a cafe, souvenir shops and so much more for its visitors.
    Are castle tickets available online?
    Yes, castle tickets are available online. You can buy tickets from Chillon Castle’s official website.
    Is there car parking available?
    Yes, car parking is available for 3 hours in front of the castle. Do not forget to collect a car parking permit from the ticket office which is free of cost.
    Is it possible to book Chillon Castle for a private event?
    Yes, you can book a hall in Chillon Castle for a private event such as weddings, parties, etc.
    Are dogs allowed inside the castle?
    No, dogs are not allowed in the castle
    Is there any cafe nearby the castle?
    Yes, there is a cafe named Café Byron in front of the castle entrance. You can stop by and eat some tasty snacks. The castle also has a rest area with vending machines with snack bars.
    Are there souvenir shops in or near the castle?
    Yes, there are 2 souvenir shops at Chillon castle from where you can buy lovely souvenirs such as books, toys, clothes and so on.
    Are tourists allowed to use cameras inside of the Chillon Castle?
    Yes, you can use your camera inside of the Chillon Castle but no drone cameras and selfie sticks are allowed.
    Does Chillon Castle organize events for guests?
    Yes, around 40 events per year are organized. Events such as ‘A stitch in time’ embroidery workshop, Discovery tour “The treasure chest!”, Free guided tour “Daily life in the Middle Ages” and many more.
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