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September 5/6/7/8 - 2019

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La Bavaria

For about twenty years, Angèle and Rudi Salzmann were the driving forces behind "la Bavaria", which was one of the oldest restaurants in Montreux.

Throughout its history, this place has been popular and visited by many celebrities including Queen and Freddie Mercury, Phil Collins, Chris Rea, Milton Nascimento, Alain Chamfort, Françoise Hardy to name a few...

Freddie Mercury particularly appreciated the röstis (Swiss Speciality) cooked by Rudi Salzmann, the owner and chef of the time.

After more than 120 years, in 2008, Bavaria closed its doors because the entire place was destructed and then reopened in 2010 in the new building, a few meters away from its former location.

To mark the continuity, the frescoes painted in 1951 by the Basel painter Heussler have been restored as a faithful reproduction in the new premises.

Several owners will follow one after another until 2019. That year, a new owner decided to change the name of the restaurant and completely redecorated it.

The Bavaria, is no more.

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