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Olympic Museum

Olympic Museum

2h
Address:
1, Quai d'Ouchy, Lausanne nr,
Geneva 1001
Switzerland
Opening Hours: Nov-Apr (October 20 to April 30)
10 AM to 6 PM

May-Oct (May 1 to October 19)
9 AM to 6 PM
Tue to Sun: 9 AM to 6 PM

In 1994 Juan Antonio Samaranch named Lausanne the Olympic Capital. Lausanne’s most popular tourist attraction, and the second most visited museum in Switzerland, the Olympic Museum chronicles the Olympic games from their origins in ancient Greece to the present and is the only museum of its kind in the world. Opened in 1993 and renovated in 2001, the white marble edifice is located in a large garden right on Lake Geneva, in Ouchy. The garden itself holds sport related sculptures created by some of the world’s best sculptors, in addition to numerous permanent and temporary displays honoring Olympic athletes and sports. The museum also houses a research center and plays a critical role in documenting the Olympic Games. The museum has a shop, and lovely restaurant with terrace.

Closed for renovation until end of 2013

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