Whoever will visit me in Lausanne and stays for more than 2 nights or so will probably be taken to the castle of Chillon. In terms of interior design/furniture etc. it’s actually not amazingly beautiful. But the location is certainly fantastic and the architecture of the defense structure is worth seeing.

The guided tour was, in my opinion, not that great. At least I did not manage to remember a lot of facts, because it seemed to lack a clear structure somehow, jumping between 14th and 18th century in every other sentence. Still entertaining though. The two facts I did remember are that (i) Switzerland was founded in 129* on August 1 at 8pm (EST, not Greenwich) [… don’t remember the * though …] and that (ii) it was founded on the solid basis of joint hate/fear of the “Germans/Austrians” (or rather the Habsburg).