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.
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. Take a look at this selection of Lausanne tours.
LGBT – 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.
Lausanne Hotel Deals
Lausane has some cool and quirky hotels, as well as all the big chains you’d expect. I’ve found that using Booking.com, Agoda.com or Hotels Combined can be really useful for finding last-minute deals.
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