Chillon Castle. Switzerland

On a particularly warm and sunny day during our winter holidays we decided to travel along the shores of Lake Geneva and visit the small, lakeside towns. When we started to get closer to the town of Montreux we noticed a signpost to an ancient castle and decided to change our route. As it turned out, it was well worth it.

 

Chillon Castle / Switzerland

 

Chillon Castle (fr. Château de Chillon) is located in Switzerland on the banks of Lake Geneva in the town of Veytaux, in the French-speaking Canton of Vaud.

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Tirol Castle, Italy

Every person who has been to Austria at least once recalls the name of one of the most Alpinesque of lands, Tirol. There are very few who know, however, that it’s the castle that gave its name to the land, which for historical reasons now finds itself in the Italian Autonomous Province of Bolzano (South Tirol).

 

Замок Тироль / Tirol Castle

 

The castle is truly impressive. Built on a sheer rock face, it seems inaccessible. We only got as far as the Commune of Tirol by car and had to continue the rest of the long journey to the castle by foot.

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