The Castle Chillon five kilometers southeast from Montreux, one of the water castles of Switzerland is famous and for his situation on rock on the bank of the Geneva lake (French: Lac Léman). With 300'000 visitors per year it is the usually-visited historical building of Switzerland. Owing to the richly arranged design and the situation at the lake before an impressive mountain window blind the Monument counts 18 since that. Century to the most popular landschaftlichen picture collecting mains in the Western part of Switzerland. The close transit point with the castle between the lake and steeply rising mountains facilitated control of the road from Lausanne to the large pc. Bernhard and over the Simplonpass. Here an important and productive customs station lay in the Middle Ages.