With well over a thousand in its midst, Switzerland is blessed with its fair share of stunning lakes. The most extensive of which is Lake Geneva (also known as Lac Léman), where you can bask in seductive views and amazing sunsets. It is practically impossible to take your eyes away from the glimmering water when driving down the mountainside or gazing out of a train window, in the upper regions of Montreux and Vevey. While over on the banks of Lausanne bobbing swans and crystal clear water help calm the soul. Other recommended viewpoints are from Château de Chillon, a castle three miles from Montreux, and from the lake itself where steam boats, ferries, and private yachts roam.