Nestled into a sheltered bay on the far east side of Lac Léman Switzerland—that’s Lake Geneva to us tourists—the resort town of Montreux is a special place. This picturesque city sits at the foot of the Swiss Alps along the medieval road from London to the Eternal City, the Via Francigena.
A welcome wood fire burns in the hearth as we shake off the snow and enter Kaffee Klatsch Lounge. We wind our way through the tables in the Kaffee restaurant to the adjoining Sports Bar where the air is thick with laughter and chatter (klatsch). It is après-ski time in Klosters Switzerland when winter sports fans flock from all over the world to this region.