Things to do in and around Lausanne

Lausanne and its surroundings offer a wide choice of amusements including museums and sightseeing, as well as shopping or cultural events.

Whether you are in Lausanne for business or leisure, the Olympic Capital offers a wide range of relaxing and cultural activities.

The Mövenpick Hotel Lausanne provides the perfect places to enjoy a relaxing time in the area. Find a list of attractions here.


Take a trip on the largest freshwater lake in Europe or walk through a part of the World Heritage. Lausanne and its area always has something to offer. Visit one of the many museums available in Lausanne, including the fabulous History and Archaeology museum.

Discover the Lavaux area, part of Unesco World Heritage by walking in a vast network of hiking trails criss-crossing the impressive slopes of the terraced vineyards. If you prefer taking a tour on a boat, enjoy a trip to Chillon and discover the splendours of our magical lake.

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There is always something new to discover in Lausanne.
Here are some cultural recommendations to allow some of you to learn about the best of Lausanne and others to see it in a new light.

Enjoy a visit of the Olympic Museum as from December 2013 or discover the roman cathedral which construction started in 1170. Spend some time visiting the Cantonal Museum of Archaeology and History and travel back in time through fifteen thousand years of history.

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Olympic Museum Lausanne

Sports and leisure

Enjoy a relaxing time in our hotel fitness or the local swimming pool, assist to one of the most important international athletic meeting in Switzerland or participate to the famous Lausanne Marathon. The choice is yours!

Join our fitness room and stay healthy while riding one of our 30 machines, walk to the swimming pool situated 700 meters away and enjoy swimming in the lake (depending on seasonality) or participate to one of the major sport events of our city. Lausanne has all it takes to make a sporty person happy!

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Our hotel fitness room