Wednesday, January 30, 2013

{Montreux, Switzerland}

Before our trip to Switzerland, I’d honestly never heard of the city of Montreux. We passed through it by train on our way from Geneva to Val d’illiez and noted how beautiful it looked perched on the edge of Lake Geneva, the Alps appearing to plunge right down into its waters right before your eyes.  We were so captivated that we decided we’d day trip back to check it out. Unfortunately, had we done our research ahead of time we would’ve realized that Montreux is home to one of Switzerland’s best Christmas Markets. We were a day late, and walked through the market as all the vendors were closing up shop for the year. We were bummed we missed it, but happy we chose the day we did to visit because it was absolutely beautiful. The sun was shining and it glimmered so brilliantly off the water that it really did blind you (in the best way possible). We were so enjoying the sun and our perfect walk along the Lakeside Promenade that we ended up abandoning our original plan to visit the Chateau de Chillon. I’m a little sad we didn’t make it there, but happy we spent time basking in the sun instead! The entire time we walked along the water’s edge I couldn’t stop thinking about how amazing Montreux must be in the summertime. I decided right then and there we had to come back someday – hopefully when the weather was warmer!
 {Photos © Liz Denfeld Photography}

31 comments:

  1. The lighting in these pictures is incredible! Oh, and the scenery isn't too bad either... :)

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  2. Wow, absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Oh it looks gorgeous!

    (PS. I'm loving your return to blogging! I hope you stick around!)

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  4. Love your yellow scarf! It looks great against the blue sea!

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  5. You do such a great job of capturing the world around you in pictures!

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  6. I've actually been to Montreux before! I didn't spend a lot of time there, but I have been. :) it always excites me to see bloggers write about places I've been instead of places I want to go. the château is really interesting, so if you have time in the future you definitely should try to go back! Lord Byron visited back in the day and left his name carved in the dungeon.

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  7. Wow! What a gorgeous place! I love it! It's a shame you missed the Christmas market! Another year!! My cousin just went to Lucerne and loved it too!
    thisiskatefunk

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  8. What a gorgeous place! I am dying to bring my husband back to the Alps, although I might wait until it warms up a bit. So jealous of your fun travels!

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  9. I love Montreux and having living in Bern, we visited quite often in the summer! You definitely have to return - you can also hike above the lake in the vineyards, its beautiful! Afterwards go and swim in the lake! Ahhh, makes me miss Switzerland :)

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  10. You guys are just the SWEETEST! And I love following along on all of your fabulous travels. You are beautiful, Liz :) xoxo

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  11. Glad you could see the positive side of it instead of focusing on missing out of the Christmas market! What a beautiful town and such great photos especially the one of you and the mountains/clouds/lake!

    xo, Nancy
    http://nancypantz.blogspot.com

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  12. I actually went this past September and it was stunning! I would also recommend hiking the Lavaux vineyards - it was so picturesque with Lake Geneva in the background :)

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  13. I was in Montreux back in 2009 and it was one of the most beautiful places I had ever seen. Just amazing--the water, the alps, the old streets, it was great. Chateau de Chillon was cool, but just wondering around Montreux was better! :)

    ~Tiffany
    http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

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  14. oh my goodness, that is beyond beautiful.

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  15. gorgeous photos! seriously, this is like a dream. And you look so warm and adorable :)

    XO
    Anna
    http://annaelizabethphoto.blogspot.com/

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  16. We passed by here on our way back from Zermatt and so wished we would have stopped. So pretty! Your photos capture it wonderfully!! I'd love to see Lake Geneva in the summer, too!

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  17. Gorgeous! We went through there on a trip years ago and I've always wanted to go back and explore.

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  18. it looks so peaceful there! someday i'll go... :) xo!

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  19. Wow. Looks like a little gem of a town you found here. Beautiful photos.

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  20. Oh my, it's so dreamy and magical!!! Beautiful pics!

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  21. What a gorgeous place!! Lucky you to spot it and then visit it ;)
    xoxo, The Brazilian Way of Life
    www.camilagcarneiro.blogspot.com.br

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  22. These pictures are unreal! have to go there!!

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  23. Lovely pictures Liz! Until a couple of weeks ago I used to live at the border to Switzerland and always enjoyed the trips we took to explore this beautiful country. So glad to hear that you enjoyed your time there too!
    Quick question: Would you mind sharing where your purse and boots are from? They look like the perfect accessorize for traveling in the winter time!

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  24. Amazing!! There is something so quite and peaceful about Switzerland...

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  25. these pictures are absolutely stunning!! you are so talented liz!! what a wonderful trip :) xoxo

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