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Lausanne - a green city

If you are looking for a unique experience in a small city with stunning natural environs, Lausanne is the place to be! Lausanne is always a huge hit with nature lovers, and for good reason: situated between Lake Geneva and the mountains, it is a city offering an abundance of fresh air. It does you the power of good! Not forgetting its 350 hectares of parks, making it one of the greenest cities in the world.

Did you know? Lausanne is the first European city to receive the European Energy Award Gold for its ongoing commitment to the rational use of energy, climate protection, renewable energies and environmentally friendly mobility.

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Discover the vineyards

And Lausanne is also the largest wine-producing area in Switzerland, with a total of 33 hectares. Walking through the vineyards is a must! Visit Lavaux, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here you can enjoy a breathtaking view and indulge in a glass of great local wine.

Eat locally

We could not talk about Lausanne without mentioning its fantastic local food scene! Lausanne is full of restaurants and cafes that make a point of using only local and seasonal products in their preparations. It makes their dishes even tastier and more tempting.

Respect for nature is also reflected in the construction of new Lausanne buildings. This is the case of the Olympic House, the IOC headquarters building, which is powered by solar panels and heat pumps supplied with lake water.

And in Lausanne, sustainability also applies to transport. Holder of the Swiss Cité de l’énergie label, there is no shortage of eco-friendly ways to get around the city and its surroundings. There are a wide range of options including electric or natural gas-powered buses, the metro, trains, bicycles, etc. Not forgetting the best way to get round Lausanne – on foot! There’s nothing like walking around a small city!

Lausanne Green Town