Things to do in and around Lausanne

Perfumed with fresh air and blessed with stunning natural scenery, Lausanne is truly a European paradise. In addition to museums and sightseeing, there are also opportunities to shop, attend cultural events, enjoy the great outdoors and taste some wonderful wines. Whether you are in Lausanne for business or leisure, the Olympic Capital offers a wide range of things to do and Mövenpick Hotel Lausanne provides a wonderful base to explore them all.


There is always something new to discover in Lausanne. We have listed some cultural recommendations to give you an insight into the best that Lausanne offers in this respect. Enjoy a visit to the Olympic Museum or discover the gothic cathedral for which construction started in 1170. Spend some time in the Cantonal Museum of Archaeology and History, where you can travel back in time by discovering 15,000 years of Lake Geneva history.

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Olympic Museum Lausanne


Take a boat trip on the largest freshwater lake in Europe or walk through parts of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lausanne and its surrounding areas always have something interesting to offer. Visit one of the many museums in Lausanne, including the History and Archaeology museum. Discover the Lavaux area by walking along the 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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Sports and leisure

Enjoy a great workout in our fitness centre, unwind in the sauna or relax in the local swimming pool during your stay in Lausanne.  You can even provide assistance at one of the most important international athletic meetings in Switzerland, or participate in the famous Lausanne Marathon. The choice is yours!

Our fitness room offers a selection of exercise apparatus and the distance to the local outdoor swimming pool is just 700 metres, making for a nice walk. Opt for a refreshing swim in Lake Geneva (depending on the season) or participate to one of the city’s major sport events. 

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Our hotel fitness room