Morges is a picturesque town set on Lake Geneva and framed by the rugged Jura Mountains. Across the lake, you’ll see snow-capped Mont Blanc. Get lost in the flower-filled Old Town, stroll along scenic waterfront trails and explore a 13th-century castle.
Things to do in Morges
Winding lanes and alleys give Morges a postcard-perfect feel. The town prides itself on floral displays and is often voted one of the prettiest in Switzerland. Stop to admire baskets overflowing with tulips, dahlias and lilies. Grand-Rue cuts through the Old Town and is lined with boutiques and cafes. On market days, the thoroughfare comes alive with stalls selling fresh produce, baked goods and artisan cheeses.
Château de Morges overlooks Lake Geneva and has been reimagined as a museum complex. Within the 13th-century stronghold, you’ll find museums dedicated to the Swiss military, police and artillery. Get up close with enormous canons and marvel at one of the largest collections of painted war figurines in Europe.
Scenic trails skirt Lake Geneva and take you through leafy waterfront parks. If you don’t feel like walking, climb aboard the miniature train. Family-friendly trails wind through the Arboretum of the Vallon de l'Aubonne, a 200-hectare park filled with maple trees and magnolias. For a challenge, lace up your hiking boots and hit trails in the Jura Mountains.
Morges is one of the first “slow” destinations in Switzerland and encourages you to take your time and enjoy the region. Slow down your pace and chat to locals, choose eco-friendly travel options and appreciate the beautiful landscapes.
Getting around Morges
Morges is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot, while bicycles are a fun and eco-friendly way to get around the town and explore the region. Trains connect Morges with nearby cities like Lausanne, Geneva and Basel. The town is a 40-minute drive from Geneva Airport and 1.5 hours from Bern Airport.