Vevey, at/ en el Lac Leman

Vevey is one of the “Pearls of the Swiss Riviera”. Its lakeside location with breathtaking views of the Alpine panorama, its extraordinarily mild climate, the vineyards, numerous excursion destinations in the region and proud paddlewheel steamers on the lake characterise this town by Lake Geneva.
Vevey experienced its first heyday in the belle époch period at the end of the 19th century. Even today, majestic hotels and a flower-bedecked lakeside promenade lined with palm trees continue to serve as reminders of this age. But Vevey is also a modern, regional centre which is headquarters to Nestlé, the international Food and Beverage Group. Its most famous inhabitant was probably the comedian Charlie Chaplin, who spent the last twenty five years of his life here. A monument dedicated to him stands on the lakeshore.
In addition to water sports, the Lake Geneva Riviera is a walker’s and cyclist’s paradise. The region lends itself to exploration by bicycle on various circular routes. A popular downhill route leads from the Les Pléiades ‘lookout’ mountain (1360 m) above Vevey down into the valley. True to its name, the mountain is home to the «AstroPléiades» astronomical trail and an observatory. Les Pléiades with their stunning views across the Waadtland Riviera, Lake Geneva and Alps are also famous for the wild daffodils which flower here on the spring meadows in practically unlimited numbers. A cog railway («Train des Etoiles») leads up from Vevey.
Additional railways operating from Vevey serve to open up its hilly hinterland: a funicular railway runs to Chardonne and to Mont-Pèlerin, a nearby, vista-rich relaxation area. Historic steam locomotives and early electric railcars travel along the museum railway line between Blonay and Chamby. The Chaulin-Chamby depot is home to a small railway museum. And the «vine train» (Train des Vignes) wends its way through the wine-growing region of Lavaux.
Vevey Alimentarium – the ‘Alimentarium’ is a Nestlé foundation and presents various aspects of human nutrition in a captivating and interactive manner.
Wine road – this themed route with wine-tasting possibilities leads through the sunny vineyard slopes of the Lavaux between Lausanne and Montreux.
Train des Vignes – the «vine train» of the SBB travels from Vevey through the wine-growing region of the Lavaux to Puidoux-Chexbres, an ideal starting point for walks through the vineyard slopes.
“Train des Etoiles” – the «train of the stars» connects Vevey with the ‘lookout’ mountain Les Pléiades (1360m) offering magnificent views and the opportunity to partake in many activities.
Lake promenade – the palm-tree and flower adorned shore way from Vevey to the Chillon castle via Montreux invites visitors to take strolls as well as roller blade along it.
Steamer cruise – the in part still paddlewheel driven vessels ferry visitors to the most beautiful places along Lake Geneva.
Top Events
Cully Jazz Festival – the spring festival with performances in local wine cellars and congenial bistros has attracted a loyal following (March/April).
Street Artists’ Festival – groups present over a hundred street performances on squares in the old town of Vevey (August).
http://www.myswitzerland.com/en/vevey.html 

 Vevey es una de las “perlas de la Riviera de Suiza”. Su ubicación directamente en el lago con vista hermosa al panorama alpino, su clima muy suave, los viñedos, los numerosos destinos de excursiones de la región así como los impresionantes vapores de ruedas en el lago caracterizan esta ciudad a orillas del Lago de Ginebra.
Vevey vivió su primer auge en la Belle Epoque a finales del siglo XIX. Aún hoy en día, los suntuosos hoteles y el paso ribereño con sus palmeras y flores recuerdan esta época. Vevey es a la vez un moderno centro regional, sede principal del consorcio mundial de alimentos Nestlé. El habitante más famoso de la ciudad fue el cómico Charlie Chaplin que vivió los últimos 25 años de su vida en esta ciudad. En la orilla del lago hay un monumento que lo conmemora.
La región de esquiar de Les Pléiades es, por sus colinas suaves, ideal para familias. Tres bucles de esquí de fondo de 3, 7 y 10 kilómetros de largo permiten recorrer colinas y bosques. Las praderas nevadas de los Prealpes invitan a hacer excursiones con raquetas de nieve. El teleférico Les Avants-Sonloup lleva los turistas a una pista de trineo de 2,3 kilómetros de largo.
Alimentarium Vevey – el así llamado alimentarium es una fundación de Nestlé y presenta diversos aspectos de la alimentación en forma animada e interactiva.
Weinstrasse – la calle del vino, un sendero temático con posibilidades de degustación, nos lleva por los viñedos soleados de Lavaux entre Lausana y Montreux.
Train des Vignes – el «tren de viñedos» de SBB viaja desde Vevey por la zona vitícola de Lavaux hasta Puidoux-Chexbres, punto de partida ideal para paseos en los viñedos.
Train des Etoiles – el «tren de las estrellas» comunica a Vevey con la montaña mirador Les Pléiades (1360m) que ofrece vistas hermosas y muchas otras posibilidades de actividades.
Paseo ribereño – el paseo ribereño con sus palmeras y flores desde Vevey por Montreux hasta el castillo Chillon invita a dar un paseo o una vuelta en monopatines.
Viajes en barco – los barcos accionados en parte aún por ruedas de vapor llevan a los visitantes a los lugares más hermosos del Lago Lemán.
Eventos principales
Cully Jazz Festival – el festival de primavera con conciertos en bodegas locales y bistros acogedores cuenta con un público leal (marzo/abril).
Strassenkünstler-Festival – durante tres días grupos de artistas presentan más de cien espectáculos callejeros en las plazas del casco antiguo de Vevey (agosto).
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