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Travel blogs, photos and stories from one of Switzerland’s prettiest city: Lausanne

Café du Grütli - Lausanne

Appetizers (dried beef) at Restaurant Grütli in Lausanne, a typical Swiss restaurant and café

Lausanne Travel Guide

The ultimate guide to the best things to do and see in Lausanne

Perhaps the most beautiful city in Switzerland, Lausanne is situated on Lake Geneva and really has it all: gorgeous old architecture, wonderful views, good food and great shopping! Start here with my basic Lausanne travel tips, or jump down below to read my latest Lausanne travel blogs.

When to Visit

In order to get the most out of Lausanne’s charm and experience its beautiful, any time between April and October is a good time to visit. Though, once winter arrives, and the city is all dressed up for Christmas, it can be just as (if not more!) beautiful…just make sure to wrap up warm!

Top Things To Do

Take a day trip to the Lavaux vineyards – A UNESCO World Heritage Site built along steep hillsides on the edge of the lake, these are easily accessible via train from the center of Lausanne. A day trip of exploring the neighboring small cities is a great way to get some fresh air in the always impressive Swiss countryside.

Visit the MUDAC – This cool contemporary art museum showcases unique exhibitions on local themes, such as Swiss watch design, and more.

Check out the Olympic Museum – Probably the biggest highlight of any trip to Lausanne, the Olympic Museum offers a lot that we already know (it’s pretty hard to miss the Olympics when it’s plastered across the world’s media every two years), but it does so in a new light, touching the heart of our diverse world.

Lausanne Tours

Although it’s a small city, taking a tour around Lausanne will save you time and get you in to some areas of the city you might otherwise overlook, so it’s definitely worth you time to consider one.

LGBTQ – Gay Lausanne Travel Guide

These are a few of the best things you should know about visiting gay Lausanne.

Pink Beach – The largest gay sauna in all of Switzerland, this place is set over two floors and has all the usual features you’d expect from a sauna as well as a dedicated smoking room, free wifi and a TV lounge.

MY HOUSe Club – For late night weekends, this is the place to be. It’s relatively new and attracts a mixed queer crowd, though certainly skews younger.

More gay travel resources here.

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Lausanne Travel Blogs

I’d been in the museum for at least an hour by this point. I sat in a dark room, watching massive semicircular screens play a loop of athletes doing amazing things. The room was dark, but the three screens, each bigger than a SUV, played loud and colorful clips—ones meant to evoke anticipation and excitement. And: …

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