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Chillon Castle is a historical castle located on a rock island between Lake Geneva and the steep looming mountains. The island has been inhabited since prehistoric times and for centuries, the passage of ships on Lake Geneva and the important land route to the St. Bernhard Pass was controlled from this island.
The castle belonged to the Counts of Savoy from the 12th to the 16th century, then the inhabitants of Bern conquered the water castle, and subsequently the inhabitants of Vaud prevailed.
Today, the castle is open to the public and receives over 400,000 visitors per year.
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