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Lausanne, the Olympic capital!

Lausanne, the Olympic capital

Easily accessible by train from Geneva (0h40 trip) and Bern (1h05 trip), Lausanne, is the second largest city located on the shore of Lake Geneva. Sport and culture are an integral part of this Olympic capital making it a preferred tourist destination. Lausanne is also a centre for studies and research, and home to a large number of international companies.

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Discover its magnificent gothic cathedral dating from the 13th century and its city hall. Have a shopping splurge in the pedestrian city centre before relaxing on the lakeshore promenades at Ouchy. End your day by a visit to the Olympic Museum, a symbol of the union of sport, art and culture.

Taste the Fondue fromage which consists of Emmentaler and/or Gruyère cheeses melted with white wine and spices and served with bread for dipping.

In Lausanne, you will find everything from food, fashion, clocks and watches, galleries and bookshops.

Lausanne Tourisme and Convention bureau
Avenue de Rhodanie 2. 491000 Lausanne
Tel: +41 21 613 73 73

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Train station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Lausanne can be found.

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We wish to travel from milan into switzerland and then use a swiss rail pass We are flying into Milan in June and will spend 3 days there. We then plan to travel by train to St Gallen for 2 days and then Zurich for 4 days. after that we plan to explore Lausanne and the area around Interlaken. All travel will be by train. (...)

Walter T. | 2 de marzu de 2017 answered | 0 Comments
What is the difference between 1st class and 2nd class on the train paris to lausanne? Hi, Planning a trip to Italy for next October, landing in Paris (early morning), catching a day-time train Paris-Lausanne, overnight stay in Lausanne, then the next day a day-time train Lausanne-Venice. Would like to arrive in Venice not too (...)

Bernard S. | 17 de ochobre de 2016 answered | 2 Comments
Where can i catch the golden pass train in switzerland If I stay in Lausanne, can I conveniently take a day trip on the Golden pass train? Regards, Rod

Rod S. | 3 de xunu de 2015 answered | 2 Comments
Zermatt (switzerland) to dijon (france) We will be travelling from Zermatt to Dijon on Monday May 25 There are two adults and we will be holding Swiss Passes The web site says it cannot find an itinerary for this journey. We would prefer to leave at around 9:00am can you help Thanks (...)

Graham T. | 22 de abril de 2015 answered | 0 Comments
Inclusions in the swiss travel pass Could you please if the boat on Lake Thun and the castles of Spiez, Hunegg, Oberhofen, Schadau and Thun are included in the Swiss Travel Pass please? Where would I find a list of inclusions? Thank you Suzanne (...)

Suzanne C. | 14 de abril de 2015 answered | 0 Comments

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