Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland

The Olympics are without any doubt the hot topic of these days…but did you know that there is an Olympic Museum in Lausanne? I personally didn’t until I moved to Switzerland.

If you happen to be around, I strongly suggest you to visit the museum, it is really worth it. Even better if you go there on a Sunday morning as you will also be able to enjoy a tasty brunch in the museum’s restaurant.

The location is really nice and you will fall in love with the great view over the lake and the surrounding mountains.

The museum was founded in 1993 and was an immediate success. Only two years later was in fact named the “European Museum of the Year”. Its success kept growing in the years and still today is one of the main attractions in Lausanne.

It is also extremely important because it is actually the place where the Olympic flame stays alight between editions of the Olympic Games.

The visit will be a beautiful journey in the history of the Olympic Games and you will learn a lot about the most famous athletes and many other secrets about this famous event.

I found it really interesting visiting the exhibition of all the previous Olympic torches (and thinking that the torch I have seen this year during the torch relay is going to be added to that collection is really cool!), but also seeing all those pieces of equipments belonged to former golden medal athletes made me really emotional.

The museum is also surrounded by a beautiful park decorated with lot of sculptures, representing athletes and the different sports.

Ah, the museum is currently being renovated and it will be closed till the end of 2013…bear in mind this date to avoid disappointments!

The Olympic flame

The Olympic flame

One of the sculptures in the garden

One of the sculptures in the garden