Spring Lausanne
Hotel Continental Lausanne

Movingly seductive spring magic in the Olympic capital Lausanne. Experience an invigorating spring city break in Lausanne at the 4-star City Hotel Continental. Treat yourself to a revitalising Lausanne spring break with Lausanne delicacies, spectacular Gothic architecture, cutting-edge art and culture.

Experience the awakening of spring far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at the privately run Hotel Continental Lausanne and roam the lively streets of Lausanne city. Sleep in modern and comfortably furnished rooms with views over Lake Geneva. Enjoy a brioche in our French bistro Le Pain Quotidien or traditional Italian cuisine in the attached restaurant-pizzeria Bella-Vita. City Hotel Continental Lausanne is in a perfectly central location. Directly in the centre of the city of Lausanne - at the Place de la Gare next to the train station - yet very quiet. From the Hotel Continental it is only a few minutes on foot or by Lausanne Métro to Lake Geneva, romantic parks and gardens and the historic old town of Lausanne.

The possibilities in Lausanne in spring and with the first rays of sunshine - almost endless. Tempting and heart-warming Lausanne delicacies, springtime strolls through romantic park oases or along the waterfront quays of Ouchy, dancing in legendary award-winning nightclubs, majestic cultural monuments and cutting-edge innovative museums. Lausanne is no ordinary city, but an experience that combines tradition and innovation. Gorgeous, hip, local, traditional.

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City Break Lausanne Spring

Lausanne Springtime

PâKOMUZé & Easter Mosaic
Stroll in the Flon
Panorama Lausanne walk
Ouchy: lake promenade, gardens & boat trip
Lavaux vineyards
Easter visit to the chocolatiers of Lausanne
Museums: the heart of Swiss culture
Aquatis: Europe's largest freshwater aquarium

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PâKOMUZé & Easter Mosaic

PâKOMUZé? Around 40 museums and cultural institutions in the canton of Vaud will be offering over 100 fun activities for children and families - for all tastes and ages - during the Easter school holidays. Dinosaurs, history, science experiments, artists? PâKOMUZé will delight young and old and open many an eye. In Lausanne-Ouchy, the "Mosaïque de Pâques" - Easter mosaic has been taking place for over 20 years. Here you can admire the traditional Easter mosaic, which is set up between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. The proceeds from the purchase of eggs go to a good cause.

Strolling in the Flon

Modern architecture, cool shops, hip restaurants and bars characterise the trendy Quartier du Flon. A must-see in Lausanne. A stroll through the alleys of Le Flon reveals boutiques, cafés, new trendy addresses, art studios and galleries. In the street Voie du Chariot, les Cubes - an open-air art gallery - is fascinating. At le Flon you can feast on world food. Crêpe like at home at Chez Moi, innovative kebab creations at Istanbul Grill & More, Italian at Cipriano Wine & Ham, sushi and teppanyaki at Le Tokyo. Countless boutiques invite you to shop. Vintage fans browse through the Port-Franc gallery. Le Flon is also the meeting place for party people in Lausanne. Bars, pubs, terraces - when night falls, the neighbourhood comes to life.


Panorama walk

Lausanne's hillside location above Lake Geneva, facing the Alps, offers walkers magnificent panoramic views. From the top of the Sauvabelin Tower, a 360° panoramic view of Lausanne and Lake Geneva opens up. From there, head downhill through Hermitage Park to the esplanade of St-Maire Castle. After a stop at Lausanne Cathedral, you reach the Montbenon Esplanade - one of the most beautiful balconies overlooking Lake Geneva - via the Le Flon footbridge. In front of the Collège de Bellevédère is a spacious terrace with a view over the lake. Continue up the Languedoc Hill - a vineyard in the middle of the city to the Crêt de Montriond with a unique panoramic view of Lake Geneva, the mountains and Lausanne.

Ouchy: lake promenade, gardens & boat trip

Just a short ride down from the station on the vertical metro - and you're at the Ouchy lakeside promenade on the Geneva. You can laze on its shores or take a boat trip on Lake Geneva at the end of the Dapples Gardens on the famous steamships of the Compagnie générale de navigation. Here, life feels wonderfully light on its feet. The expanse of the lake, the generosity of the boulevards and the majestic aura of the stately buildings. Along the quayside you will find magnificent Lausanne gardens: Denantou, Elysée, Olympic Park and the Rose Garden at Place du Général Guisan with its over 130 different varieties of roses.



Lavaux vineyards

Lavaux is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was founded by Benedictine monks. A timeless place to visit, even in Lausanne in winter. Terraced vineyards, Lake Geneva and the Alps in the background - the beauty of this landscape leaves no one indifferent. A unique place whose steep paths make you want to go for a long winter walk. As the icing on the cake, you can round off the excursion with a tasting of Lavaux wines in a wine cellar. Domaine Croix Duplex is a family business that produces some of the best Chasselas in Switzerland.


Easter visit: Chocolatiers of Lausanne

Addicted to chocolate? Get to know the chocolatiers of Lausanne and their delicacies for Easter. On a chocolate tour of Lausanne, you'll discover the finest chocolate creations that allow us to take a little time out and support local businesses at the same time. At La Maison Buet, you can taste master cheesemakers, market gardeners, chefs and butchers. Made according to time-honoured tradition. At Nicolas Nessi, a chocolatier-pâtissier with over 30 years of experience, the incredibly sweet "Piou Piou" and funny Easter bunnies like Paf the Bunny await. More chocolatiers: L'Espace Chocolat, Noz, Durig, Chalet Chocolat, Manuel, Fleur de Chocolat, Jacot, Blondel.

Museums: the heart of Swiss culture

The Olympic Museum is the most visited in Lausanne. It shows the pillars of Olympism - sport, art and culture - up close using the latest computer technology. Far from conventional art norms, works by self-taught artists can be experienced in the epicentre of Lausanne's museums - the Collection de l'Art Brut. Unique: Plateforme 10. The brand-new art quarter brings together the Cantonal Museum of Art (MCBA), the Museum of Design and Applied Contemporary Art (mudac) and the renowned Photo Elysée. A must visit.

AQUATIS Aquarium-Vivarium Lausanne

Aquatis Lausanne is the largest freshwater aquarium in Europe. In this aquarium-vivarium in Lausanne, live animals are staged using interactive scenography and digital technologies. It covers a total area of 3500 m2 and is spread over 46 aquariums, vivariums and terrariums. AQUATIS takes you on an extraordinary journey through the most fascinating habitats of our planet's rivers and lakes. Location: Directly at a Métro stop (Lausanne, Vennes) only 10 minutes from Lausanne train station.