If you go to Montreux, you must go to Xiyong Castle, which has a history of more than 1,000 years and is full of mystery. An underwater castle built entirely on stone was already impressive and famous for Byron's "prisoner of Siyon". For tourists who haven't studied history, spend 6 Shrewy Langs, borrow an electronic commentator, cooperate with brochures, and visit the whole castle alone without obstacles. It happened that in the castle owner's private chapel, I met a group of Western students, touching the scene and singing hymns directly. At first, I thought it was a radio from outside, then I realized it was a live version. I just caught the end part in the past. It was so good to hear.
The 700-year-old Castle of Siyong is the most famous castle in Switzerland, situated near Lake Geneva and not far from Montreux. About an hour's train ride from Lausanne, not far from the castle there is a dock, you can directly return to Lausanne. The castle is not very big, but the banquet hall, rooms, warehouses, guard buildings and prisons are all available. It takes about an hour and a half to follow the navigation route.
Deep and distant, witnessing time, Royal grandeur, Royal temperament, solemn and solemn, it looks spotless. Give a compliment to the castle for nearly a thousand years. How many literati and refined scholars have dumped it. It is a permanent historical heritage by Lake Geneva.
Siyong Castle is a water castle, near Montreux, is one of Switzerland's most famous monuments. It is surrounded by beautiful Lake Geneva and the magnificent Albes Mountains. It is built on the rocks beside Lake Geneva. It gives people the feeling of floating on the water from a distance.
The ancient castle of Siyong in Switzerland is not only an important military fortress, but also the residence of the medieval princes and nobles. In the 20th century, it was renovated as a museum of history, culture and military affairs. With a brilliant history and rich collection, Xiyong Castle attracts tourists from all over the world. The castle is located on a stone island on the shore of Lake Lehmann in Montreux, Switzerland. Originally owned by the Siyong religion, the castle became the property of Count Sava of France after the 12th century. During the reign of Sawapeter II, a large-scale expansion project was carried out to make the castle take shape today. The first courtyard was surrounded by military garrisons and gates, and the second courtyard was surrounded by the residence of the castle owners, as well as warehouses and dungeons. The third courtyard has the main hall of the castle, the duke's bedroom, the chapel, the judicial hall and the clerical hall. Courtyard No. 4 is also called "Wall Courtyard". All the buildings here are built to defend the castle and control the ancient road. The moat of the castle is a natural trench, widened by dredging in the 13th century, and built three semi-circular towers around the outer wall. The ancient bridge across the moat was originally a wooden suspension bridge, which was replaced by an iron beam and wooden slab bridge in the 18th century. One
Xiyong Castle is a water Castle left over from the Middle Ages and one of the ten largest castles in Europe. After visiting Xiyong Castle, the poet Byron left behind a famous poem "Prisoner of Xiyong", which made Xiyong Castle more known to people. Xiyong Castle coexists harmoniously with the surrounding mountains and waters. The sunset set sets off her classical standing with red. Every brick and tile witnesses the changes from the Middle Ages to the present. Her beauty has a kind of precipitation of time. History is nothing but the reincarnation of human beings and non-human beings. The whole picture we see today, perhaps, has not changed at sunset for hundreds of years. It's really the Holy Land of Carding that Switzerland must go to. It's really beautiful.
By way of Chillon, Lake Geneva, the boundary between Switzerland and France. Situated on the beautiful shore of Lake Geneva, Xiyong Castle maintains the firmness and beauty of the Middle Ages. Xiyong Castle itself is very beautiful, and obviously strong, security is the characteristics of Xiyong Castle. Xiyong Castle is also characterized by the scenery on all sides, one side is the ancient Italian road, the other side is the beautiful Lake Lehmann.
Situated on the shore of Lake Geneva near the Swiss border city of Montreux, the Castle of Siyong is also the boundary between Switzerland and France. About one third of the castle belongs to France and two thirds belongs to Switzerland. Lake Geneva is the Swiss name for the lake, while the French on the other side call it Lake Lemon. Long ago, this was the main road between Italy and France. To take a panoramic view of the castle, you have to turn right from the exit to the lake and walk across the garden onto the trestle.
Xiyong Castle is a place worth visiting in detail, no matter its external structure, the lake scenery which is connected with the Lake of Geneva, or the unique idea of its internal structure. It is said that the whole Xiyong Castle was built by several manor owners one after another, which made it a complete castle now. The interior porch, top, boxes, tables, chairs, beds and windowsills are well preserved, revealing the characteristics of the Middle Ages. The living room, cast iron room, bathroom and bedroom in the interior are better than those in modern architecture. - Xiyong Castle is located at the foot of the Alps and is the most representative castle in Switzerland. The foundation stone of Xiyong Castle is built at the bottom of the lake, which gives people a feeling of floating on the lake. But the castle looks very strong. The grey-white brick walls of the Middle Ages with red conical top blend with the surrounding scenery of mountains and rivers. It is beautiful and picturesque. This castle, which has a history of thousands of years, has also inspired scholars and poets. Rousseau, Hugo, Byron and Dumas have all left footprints here. Byron's "Prisoners of Siyong" has made the castle famous. The existing Castle buildings include courtyards, watchtowers, halls, bedrooms, prisons, main towers of castles, among which prisons are the most famous. The prison is located on the east side of the entrance to the first floor of the castle, where the arcuate vault of the 13th century Gothic church is preserved and all around it are built of rock. Up to 200 prisoners were imprisoned that year. In 1532, the president of St. Victor's Monastery in Geneva, Bonivain, advocated the independence of Geneva. He was chained to a stone pillar for four years. He was not released until the Swiss captured the castle on March 29, 1536. When Byron, a famous English poet, visited Siyong Castle in 1816, he heard of this tragic history, left his signature on the pillar and wrote down the famous "Prisoner of Siyong". Upstairs to the second floor of the castle, where the courtyard is facing the main hall, in addition to the castle's three and four floors also have three magnificent halls, which were once the Savoy family banquet place, now also used to host various banquets, dances and birthday parties. All the windows of the hall are facing Lake Geneva, which is a fascinating view of Lake Geneva and the surrounding mountains. The third floor of the castle is the apartment area, which restores the layout and furnishings as much as possible. You can enjoy many representative medieval furniture and decorations. There is a comfortable large four-pillar bed in Bern's bedroom, which is equipped with heating, private bathroom and advanced tap water equipment at that time. It is worth seeing. There is an ordnance Exhibition on the fourth floor of Xiyong Castle.