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Often compared to San Francisco, Lausanne, Switzerland, offers visitors breathtaking views of lakes, mountains and terraces perched on steep hills. With the Savoy Alps and tree-lined lake as the background—or main attraction—Lausanne is truly a family destination.
Culturally, the city has always made room for alternative ideas both in the intellectual and social realms. Thanks to generous government funding, Lausanne continues to celebrate art and culture through festivals, dance performances and opera. The hilly city has developed a reputation as a European blading and skateboarding capital; come snow, it’s not uncommon to see residents skiing in the streets.
Lausanne’s athletic spirit is embodied in the fact that the International Olympic Committee has held headquarters there since 1915 and it’s also home to the Olympic Museum. Explore the heart of the city on foot; stroll through the ritzy area known as the Bourg; and take plenty of pictures as you cross hilltops connected by bridges in the city center.
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Facts About Lausanne
- Regional Population: 116,751
- Time Zone: Europe/Zurich
- Languages Spoken: German, French, Italian, Raeto-Romance
- Local Currency: CHF
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