Freddie Mercury Memorial

Standing nearly 10 feet tall on the lovely lakeside promenade in Montreux – the home of the second-largest jazz festival in the world – and gazing over to the foothills of the Alps in the distance, the Freddie Mercury Memorial has become a place of pilgrimage for die-hard Queen fans. Larger than life, made of bronze and always adorned with garlands and flowers, his statue was created by Czech sculptor Irena Sedlecka and placed in this spot in 1996, as a celebration of the iconic pop star who made Montreux his home and whose band recorded seven albums at Mountain Studios, which they eventually bought.

Freddie died of AIDs in 1991, and on the Montreux waterfront he is now remembered in a typically flamboyant stance, arms outstretched and head flung back, emulating his pose on the cover of the last Queen album, Made in Heaven. The statue looks particularly dramatic in the evening hours, as the setting sun creates a colorful backdrop. A memorial day dedicated to Freddie is held annually in Montreux on the first weekend in September. 

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Located at Place du Marché, the memorial is free to visit and best accessed on foot.
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Adresse: Place du Marché, Montreux, Switzerland 1820, Schweiz
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Oplev charmen af ​​Montreux på en heldagstur fra Genève. Nyd udsigten over det schweiziske landskab, når du rejser mod byen, der er vinklet af Alperne og Genevesøen. Oplev Corsier-sur-Vevey, landsbyen omkring Chaplin's World, et websted dedikeret til kunstneren Charlie Chaplin; se den storslåede middelalderlige slot Château de Chillon; og tag en åben vogntur i Lavaux, et UNESCO verdensarvssted. Før du tager udflugten til Genève, kan du nyde dagen med lidt fritid for at udforske seværdighederne i Montreux.
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