Guided city tours in the footsteps of Freddie Mercury
The picturesque city of Montreux in Switzerland is intimately linked with Freddie Mercury and Queen.
Did you know, for example, that the British band recorded no less than six albums at the studio in Montreux? Or that the cover of "Made in Heaven", the band's 15th studio album, represents a view of the lake and mountains in front of Montreux? And for 14 years, Queen owned the famous Mountain Studio that is located within the walls of the Montreux Casino?
In 1996, 5 years after his death, a bronze statue of Freddie Mercury was inaugurated on the shores of Lake Geneva, a place where the singer had found peace and inspiration. Having become a true place of pilgrimage for all his fans, this monument is now a major attraction in Montreux.
Our guided tours, Freddie Tour and Freddie Tours (Extended), offers you an original way to discover the rich musical past of the city and the strong attachment that Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of the band Queen had with Montreux. Our excursions will take you to the places that British stars have visited to work, relax and enjoy themselves, while crossing the musical universe of this band that has become a legend.
The Freddie Tours were created in February 2020 and officially launched on August 1, 2020.
Originally from Montreux, Lucien Muller is also the president of the non-profit association Montreux Celebration, which has been organizing the Freddie Celebration Days every year since 2001. This major event is totally free of charge. It takes place in Montreux around the 5th of September, Freddie Mercury's birthday.
Many articles have been published since the creation of Freddie Tours. Here are some publications, press articles, newspaper excerpts but also documentaries, some of which have been broadcasted on major national and international TV channels.
Freddie Tours on SRF1
For our Swiss German and German-speaking friends, here is an excerpt dedicated to Freddie Tours which was broadcasted yesterday evening, Saturday 26 December 2020, in the show "We Will Rock You - Swiss Stars Sing Queen" on the Swiss national television SRF1.
The entire show can be watched in replay on the channel's website HERE.
Freddie Tours on Swissinfo
Thanks to Julie Hunt from Swissinfo who, at the end of this year 2020, has published a nice report dedicated to Queen and Montreux and where Freddie Tours is mentioned several times.
You will also have the opportunity to discover, in this mini-documentary, some exclusive pictures of Claude Nobs' Chalets. It is in this extraordinary place that the first Freddie Evening (VIP) with Peter Freestone will take place on 28th May.
The video has been translated into several languages and can be viewed directly on the Swissinfo website:
Swiss national television SRF broadcast yesterday evening, 26 August 2020, a documentary on the Freddie Tour filmed by their colleagues from Swiss television RTS.
The team of journalists followed a Freddie Tour, including a visit to the Queen: The Studio Experience in Montreux, the famous museum located at the Casino de Montreux and built inside the walls of the former Mountain Studios.
TV report during the 19:30 on RTS
Thanks to the Swiss national television RTS for the story dedicated to Freddie Tours and Montreux. It was broadcasted tonight on the 19:30 news.
The team, composed of a journalist and a cameraman, followed the itinerary of a Freddie Tour and gives you several interesting anecdotes as well as different reactions from people who took part in this guided tour in the footsteps of the legendary Queen singer: Freddie Mercury!
A visit inside the "Queen: The Studio Experience", the museum dedicated to Queen and held within the walls of the Casino de Montreux was also on the programme.
Discover the video below
Radio broadcast "La Première".
Thanks to the journalist Stéphane Gabioud who, in the context of his show "Drôle d'été", dedicated a special interview to Freddie Tours.
The show "In the footsteps of Freddie Mercury in Montreux" was broadcasted live in Montreux on Thursday, July 16th, for about twenty minutes on the Swiss radio station La Première.