Lake Geneva region

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In the middle of the Lake Geneva region, the canton of Vaud stretches from the Jura to the Vaud Alps. Glacier skiing is one of the most popular activities here. The ski slopes extend over 500 km and are accessible via a good infrastructure with 200 transport facilities. Hot air balloon rides and bike rides through the wine regions and chalet villages let you enjoy the beautiful scenery along the sparkling waters of Lake Geneva.

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FAQ Lake Geneva region

The Lake Geneva region includes hilly areas of the Jura, most of Lake Geneva and the Vaud Alps. In between are flat areas with large castles, cornfields and medieval villages.

The most important cities in the Lake Geneva region include Lausanne, Montreux, Nyon and Morges. Lausanne, picturesquely built on three hills, is the seat of the International Olympic Committee. It is also home to the Olympic Museum. The city is considered to be sporting and cultural. From Lausanne you can see the Savoy Alps on the other side of Lake Geneva. The Collection de l'Art Brut is a unique collection. It contains works of art created autodidactically by outsiders to society. They come from people in detention centers and psychiatric hospitals.

The Avenches Amphitheater is the showplace for major events every year. Besides an open-air rock festival and an opera festival, the Avenches Tattoo is also held here. This is a military tattoo and the only one in western Switzerland.

The small town of Yverdon-les-Bains is an important spa resort. It is situated between Lake Neuchâtel, the hills of the Broye and the Jura. The thermal baths come from springs containing sulfur and magnesium.

Villars-sur-Ollon is a resort at an altitude of 1,300 meters in the Vaud Alps. On a terrace at 1,200 meters above sea level, Leysin is located above the lower Rhone Valley near Aigle. Besides cycling and skiing, the resort also offers beautiful views, for example of Mont Blanc.

The Chillon moated castle is the most visited historic building in all of Switzerland.