This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Nyon. To help you make friends with Nyon before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Nyon, Switzerland, is a town of approximately twenty thousand in the Swiss canton of Vaud. It is located on the shores of Lake Geneva in the southwest of the country near the French border. French is widely spoken and it is the official language. Geneva, also known by the German name Genf, is only twenty-five kilometres away, and in fact, Nyon is part of Geneva’s metropolitan area. Frequent train services connect Nyon to Genf and Lausanne, both important cities on the shores of Lake Geneva. A train ride from Nyon to Genf takes around fifteen minutes. If you go by car, take the A1 motorway. Nyon is internationally well-known for the headquarters of ECA (European Club Association) and UEFA (Union of European Football Association); both associations are considered to be the most powerful in the international football business.
Nyon is located in an attractive touristic region. For this reason, you can choose from numerous hotels and guesthouses if you want to spend some time in the Swiss town. Most accommodations are clustered in the centre, though there are some more places along the lake. If you are on a tight budget, check out a hostel in Nyon, Switzerland; you'll be located near the centre and get free Wi-Fi. Compared to the pricey hotels, a Nyon, Switzerland hostel is the only option for backpackers who want to explore the region without spending too much.
The beautiful Lake Geneva offers scenic views. The numerous restaurants along the shores are perfect for some fine dining and drinks at night. Musée Romain de Nyon gives you an interesting insight into the Roman history of the town. The worth-seeing museum focuses on the everyday life in a Roman colony and the political life. Activities for children and guided tours are available, too. Nyon Castle, Château de Nyon, was built in the thirteenth century, and is classified as Swiss Heritage Site of National Significance. The rectangular complex was designed in a variety of architectural styles.
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