17 Facts About Lausanne


Finally, in 1275, the Lausanne Cathedral was consecrated in the presence of Pope Gregory X and King Rudolf I of Germany.

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Lausanne has made repeated requests to recover them, but they never were returned.

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In June of 2022, Lausanne launched Plateforme 10, an art district comprising three museums.

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Lausanne is built on the southern slope of the Swiss plateau, with a difference in elevation of about 500 metres between the lakeshore at Ouchy and its northern edge bordering Le Mont-sur-Lausanne and Epalinges.

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Lausanne is located at the limit between the extensive wine-growing regions of Lavaux and la Cote .

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The USDA Hardiness Zone for Lausanne-Pully is 8b with an average minimum temperature of -7.

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Any resident of Lausanne allowed to vote can be elected as a member of the Municipality.

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Any resident of Lausanne allowed to vote can be elected as a member of the Communal Council.

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Lausanne is served by an extensive network of local, national and international public transport.

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Lausanne became the first city in Switzerland to have a rubber-tyred metro system, with the m2 Line which opened in October 2008.

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Lausanne is connected to the A1 motorway on its west side and to the A9 on its north and east side ; the interchange between these two motorways is on the north-west side of the city.

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Lausanne Airport is located at Blecherette, and houses a Boeing 737 Simulator.

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Lausanne is home to several museums, including the Collection de l'art brut, the Espace Arlaud, the Fondation de l'Hermitage, the Musee cantonal d'archeologie et d'histoire, the Musee cantonal de geologie, the Musee cantonal de zoologie, the Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts, the Musee de l'Elysee and the Musee historique de Lausanne.

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Lausanne is home to eight large libraries or collections of libraries.

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Lausanne enjoys some world class education and research establishments, including private schools, attended by students from around the world.

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Lausanne is home to the IOC, with water sports available on the nearby lake and mountaineering in the nearby mountains.

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Lausanne hosted the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics and the 2020 IIHF World Championship.

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