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Statue of Charlie Chaplin on Lake Geneva - Image (c) Montreux-Vevey Tourisme


This year sees the opening of Charlie Chaplin’s World, 200 years of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the inauguration of the world’s longest railway tunnel, 125 years Sherlock Holmes and the 50th edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival…

Charlie Chaplin World

In April, an astonishing museum dedicated to the life and times of Charlie Chaplin will be unveiled above Vevey in the Lake Geneva Region. A unique venue comprised of Charlie Chaplin’s family mansion, annex buildings transformed into reception areas, a restaurant, boutique and terrace and an incredible park covering more than 60,000m².

200th Anniversary of Frankenstein

It was during the summer of 1816 that Mary Shelley visited Lord Byron and started to write the story of Dr. Frankenstein. On the 200th anniversary, the Fondation Martin Bodmer hosts an exhibition on this subject from 14th May to 9th October 2016.

Gotthard Tunnel Trail – on foot over the longest tunnel in the World

In the summer 2016 the longest tunnel in the world will be opened. It is an extra special experience to walk across the longest tunnel in the world and achieve the distance from Erstfeld to Bodio in hiking time. The hikers will also see the various cultures of Switzerland up close. The route leads through three language regions: the Swiss German Uri, the Romansch Grisons and the Italian-speaking Ticino. The distance can be hiked alone or with a guided tour.

125 years Sherlock Holmes

On May 4th, 1891 the alleged last battle between Sherlock Holmes and his arch enemy Professor Moriarty took place at the Reichenbach Waterfall in Switzerland, during which both of them fell to their deaths in the thundering waters. On the weekend of May 27th – 29th – 125 years later – a celebration will take place in Meiringen to commemorate Sherlock Holmes. The celebrations will also involve the 25th jubilee of the Sherlock Holmes Museum in Meiringen.

Montreux Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary 1-16 July

The iconic music festival celebrates their 50th anniversary this year. The Montreux Jazz Festival has become one of the leading cultural events on the planet. From 1-16 July, the festival offers an exceptional venue for musicians where history continues to be written each year.

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