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    Chillon Castle

    • Veytaux, Switzerland
    • Chillon Castle$$
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      Chillon Castle standing on a rock, a little raised above the surface of the lake, and is connected with the mainland bridge. The combination of natural conditions and features of construction allowed the castle to control the strategically important road that ran between lake and mountains. For a long time the road to Saint-Bernarskogo Pass served as the only transport route from Northern Europe to the South. She has not lost its value so far.


      The device lock is striking in its luxury. In the Great Hall with the arms of Savoy - a magnificent ceiling and fireplace significant XV century. Attracted the attention of oak columns, beautiful furniture and a collection of pewter. In the old banquet hall, decorated with wooden ceiling in the shape of an inverted underwater part of the vessel, is now a museum of weapons (gun, decorated with mother of pearl and bone, for example, which can be stored gunpowder), armor, pewter, furniture. The spacious hall of the Knights of stamp or not walls - arms of Bern officials.

      From the roof Danjon, which can be reached by climbing the narrow stairs, beautiful views of the lake and the Alps.

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