Chillon Castle (Switzerland)
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The Chillon Castle is located on a rock on the shore of Lake Geneva. The water castle (Wasserburg) is the most visited historic building in Switzerland. For nearly four centuries Chillon was the residence and profitable toll station of the Counts of Savoy.
Already in times past the rocky island located between Lake Geneva and the steep mountains it was populated. From here it is controlled for centuries boat traffic on Lake Geneva and the important road to the Passo del San Bernardo. From the twelfth to the sixteenth century Chillon belonged to the Counts of Savoy, then the Bernese conquered the water castle and later the Vaud.