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DestinationFrom Villeneuve to Lutry, passing through Montreux, Vevey and Lavaux, a terraced vineyard listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
AreaApproximately 225 km2
ClimatePalm trees by the lake, snow on the heights in winter
PopulationApproximately 120,000 inhabitants, about 145 nationalities listed
Altitude (min. & max.)Montreux 380 m – Les Rochers-de-Naye 2'042 m
CurrencyCHF 1.00 ≈ € 0.96, CHF 1.00 ≈ $ 1.08 (12.2021)
Time zoneUTC +01:00 (end of October-end of March) and UTC +02:00 (end of March-end of October)
Under Swiss law, users must register to access any public Wi-Fi network. After completing the quick registration procedure, you can access the internet in many places. If you want to play it safe, it is always advisable to buy a personal internet access.
To call abroad from Switzerland, you must first dial the international code. For France, for example, this is +33 or 0033 followed by the number without the initial 0. The area code within the region is 021 or 024. Outside Switzerland, this means +4121 or +4124 (004121 or 004124).
117 : police, emergency call
118 : fire, emergency call
144 : ambulances
1414 : REGA air rescue service
112 : european emergency number
162 : breakdown service
163 : weather forecast
The voltage is 230 volts, the frequency is 50 Hz. In Switzerland, two-pole (type C) and three-pole (type J) plugs are used. So remember to bring an adapter if you need one!