Best Things To Do in Vevey, Switzerland

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WHAT TO SEE

  • Nestle Headquarters (Palais Nestle): All of us have had a connection to Nestle in some or the other way. Nestle was founded in Vevey and still has its headquarters situated in this town. When you are here, definitely you should visit the 6th floor where all the products are put on display.
  • Musee l'Histoire de Vevey: All the websites and books dedicated to the history put together also cannot do justice to the rich history of Vevey the way this Museum single handedly does. If you are someone who loves to explore new cultures and learn about them right from the scratch, this definitely is the best place for you in Vevey.
  • Charlie Chaplin statue: He made us laugh as easily as he made us cry. It is only fitting to visit Vevey where Charlie Chaplin spent the latter half of his life with his wife and kids. The town has dedicated a statue just by the lakeside in his memory. Be ready for a trip of nostalgia with an added perk of an extremely mesmerizing view while visiting this statue.
  • Alimentarium– Food Museum (Nestle): As established, the town is known for housing Nestle headquarters. Nestle went a step ahead and made the first world food museum dedicated to the town. Food lover? Do not give this place a miss.
  • Villa Le Lac: If you feel this place is just another Villa, definitely check out the architect who made it for his parents. Even if you are not a big fan of architecture, you would still come out wanting a replica of a house like this for yourself.
  • Plein Ciel- Mt Pelerin TV Tower & Lookout: If hiking is your thing, then Mt. Pelerin should be your priority. There are various ways to get to the TV Tower. It is strongly recommended you include visiting Mt. Pelerin in your itinerary while at Vevey or Montreux.
  • Church of St Varvara: It is one of the oldest churches in the city. It is a Russian Orthodox Church and you should visit to experience the peace and calmness it offers.
  • Jenisch Arts and Cantonal Stamp Museum: This museum for one holds the maximum exhibitions in the whole of Vevey. Each exhibition is better than the previous one. If you happen to visit during an exhibition, then consider yourself really lucky. Otherwise even a normal visit is quite rewarding.
  • Lavaux Golf Club: Spread over lush green grass, Lavaux Golf Club offers a great time for adults and kids alike. Ideally located between Lausanne and Montreux, a range of drive of Lake Geneva and the Lavaux vineyards, Lavaux Golf club has a very attractive environment.
  • Eglise Notre Dame: Stain Glass paintings is the highlight of Eglise Notre Dame. It is a visual treat not only for people close to the religion or who would like to see every church in the world, but also for art lovers.
  • Swiss Camera Museum (Musee Suisse de l'Appareil Photographique): This place displays every kind of camera ever created in the history of cameras. From the old school Camera Obscura to the most recent Digital cameras, everything can be found here.
  • Swiss Museum of Games: This museum is going to be a hit with kids and fun loving adults. Taboo and Pictionary are clichéd now, you should visit Swiss museum of games to explore games from pre historic times to what they have developed into now.

THINGS TO DO

  • The views and environment on the Mont Pelerin are great; yet do take the hike to its summit where the TV tower is found. It takes more than an hour to arrive, following a path through the rural area; here and there it is somewhat messy but nothing troublesome. It ensures breathtaking aerial views of the Alps, Vevey and Montreux.
  • Take a walk through the old town for sure and attend the Street festivals that happen annually. Try to catch an exhibition in either Jenisch Arts museum or Museum of Cameras.

Below we have a list of things to do in Vevey and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Vevey getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Vevey with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Vevey

Here is the list of things to do in Vevey and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Charlie Chaplin Statue

    Landmark, Statue

    Charlie Chaplin, performing artist, screenwriter and film maker, and the well known tramp in the film "Advanced Times", lived in the Manoir de Ban in Vevey. At the point when Charlie Chaplin (London, 1889 - Vevey 1977) displayed his film "Spotlight" while on a European visit, he was denied re-entry to the USA - due to McCarthyism. He chose to settle in Vevey, along with his wife and kids, four ...Read more
  2. Alimentarium Food Museum

    4.1 (1056 Votes)
    Alimentarium Food Museum

    Museum, Entertainment, Specialty Museum

    The first food museum in the world opened up in 1985. The museum is dedicated to the city and food by none other than Nestle which has its headquarters in Vevey. There is a host of activities to do in this museum apart from of course enjoying all that the town has to offer. There is something or the other available to keep everyone amused- adults, children alike. There are “cookers”...Read more
  3. Nestle Headquarters

    4.2 (542 Votes)
    Nestle Headquarters

    Exhibition

    Nestle is a household name for most of the population in the world. A lesser known fact about Nestle is, it was founded in 1905 in Vevey, Switzerland. The town is still known the maximum for housing the headquarters of one of the biggest food brand names in the world. On weekends, the company puts out a lot of its products for display for the visitors to see. If you are in Vevey, why not grab t...Read more
  4. Swiss Museum Of Games

    4.3 (548 Votes)
    Swiss Museum Of Games

    Museum, Outdoors, Entertainment, Specialty Museum

    With a lovely hall and chateau downstairs, this place has a variety of games to offers on the top floor. You can literally spend days here. You can not only learn about every other game but also play the games. This museum keeps you and your kids entertained. It has games from pre historic times, the most initial source of entertainment to what they have evolved into now. There are categories o...Read more
  5. Swiss Museum Of Cameras

    4.5 (246 Votes)
    Swiss Museum Of Cameras

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    An extraordinary specialty museum that displays the historical backdrop of the advancement of photography from the most initial days to the present day digitized working. Here you will find heavenly displays and intriguing coverage of the numerous assorted aspects of camera as a tool of art. Make sure to allot a considerable duration to visit this historical center, and request a free sound aid...Read more
  6. Plein Ciel Tower

    Landmark, Tower

    Located on the Mont Pelerin (1080 meters altitude), telecommunications tower Plein Ciel is one of the tallest towers in Europe. It measures 123 meters high. You can take the elevator ride too which is 5 CHF. To climb to the tower, start a walk of around 3 kilometers for vertical drop of 300 meters. Along the way, take time to admire the panoramic view of the Lavaux vineyards, and the town of Ve...Read more
  7. Jenisch Arts And Cantonal Stamp Museum

    Art Museum, Museum, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    Second Vaud Canton Art Museum, the Musée Jenisch Vevey gathered throughout its significant history collections of works on paper - prints and drawings from all periods - which constitute more than 95 percent of its funds. These are as follows: Drawings (7000), prints (30,000) and paintings (1000). In 1968, an important René Legacy Cérenville enriched the heritage of more th...Read more
  8. Lavaux Golf Club

    4.5 (101 Votes)
    Lavaux Golf Club

    Outdoors, Golf Course, Games

    Ideally located between Lausanne and Montreux, a range of drive of Lake Geneva and the Lavaux vineyards , Lavaux Golf club has a very attractive environment . It is spread perfectly over a site full of greenery from where you can admire not only the Alps or the Diablerets chain, but also beautiful local farms .It offers you the kind of view you come across on “ Made in Switzerland" postca...Read more
  9. Church Of St. Vervara

    Church, Religious Site

    Church of St. Vervara is an orthodox church situated in Vevey. It is one of the highlights of the town and is a must visit. It is a Russian orthodox church situated outside of the country and most of the communication done here is in authentic Russian. Even so, the peace one experiences after visiting this church is inexplicable. One should experience for themselves the beauty of this place. To...Read more
  10. Eglise Notre Dame

    4.6 (272 Votes)
    Eglise Notre Dame

    Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Historical Site

    Vevey has a church or a museum on every other street. In a way that is what makes the city more vibrant and yet so connected to its culture and history. Eglise Notre Dame is a treat not only for people close to the religion or who would like to see every church in the world, but also for art lovers. The church possesses some of the most beautiful paintings done on stain glass. Looking at these ...Read more
  11. Musee L'histoire De Vevey

    4.3 (50 Votes)
    Musee L'histoire De Vevey

    Museum, History Museum, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    All the websites and books dedicated to history put together also cannot do justice to the rich history of Vevey the way this Museum single handedly does. If you are someone who loves to explore new culture and learn about them right from the scratch, this definitely is the best place for you in Vevey. There are audio aides available inside the museum which you should ask for. They help add to ...Read more
  12. Musee De La Confrerie

    4.1 (5 Votes)
    Museum
  13. St Martin's Church

    4.4 (2 Votes)
    Church
  14. Villa Le Lac

    Landmark, Leisure

    Gem of ingenuity and functionalism, the Villa "Le Lac" is an architectural masterpiece. Developed by Le Corbusier in the 1920s is famous for its “white villas ". Veritable laboratory of modern ideas, the Villa "Le Lac" is among the most personal and most inventive achievements of the architect. A small house (Petite Maison Corseaux), bound to be the home of the parents of Le Corbusier, wa...Read more