Acrylic Fridge Magnet souvenir from Lausanne City View
If you are in Switzerland, do not miss the chance of visiting one of the most exciting cities in the world. Lausanne is a small city with only 125,000 inhabitants. No matter which direction you travel, you will find vineyards, villages, or the lake at every kilometer or two. It is a small city with high opportunities of quality of life. The city has several museums, an opera house and worldwide famous Bejart Ballet at Salle Metropole. Some places to visit are Gruyere, the Maison Cailler Chocolate Factory, the medieval town of Yvoire, and Annecy, France. Enjoy the city excitement and do not forget to grab city souvenirs on your way back home!
Interesting Facts about Lausanne City View
Lausanne city was once a Roman military camp called Lousanna, it was built on the Lake Geneva where its ruins still exist. In 1984, Pierre de Coubertin founded The International Olympic Committee headquartered in Lausanne. La Cinematheque Suisse in Lausanne contains more than 70,000 copies of films from around the world, which are available for public viewing regularly. In 1999, scientist and psychiatrist, Bernard Piccard from Lausanne flew with Brian Jones in the first hot air balloon, around the world. Some of the world’s most famous people have been residents of Lausanne like David Bowie, Audrey Hepburn, Michael Jackson, Charlie Chaplin, Charles Lindbergh, Ernest Hemmingway and Freddie Mercury.
History of Lausanne City View
There have been settlements on Lausanne hills since the Stone Age, but most historians argue that the city originated from the roman camp Lausanna, which occupied a place down the hill toward the lake in what is now the village of Vidy. Early on, the Bernese took the city from the Dukes of Savoy in 1953 as part of their scheme to secure their southwestern frontier. Then in 1798, the invasion of a French army under Napoleon Bonaparte command helped Lausanne gain its independence from Berne. In 1803, Lausanne became part of Switzerland as the capital of Vaud.