Monday, 16 April 2012

Removals to Switzerland: Living and Working in Lausanne

For stress-free, low cost removals to Switzerland, Hamiltons Removals can help. We are highly experienced in European and international removals and have been established for nearly 20 years. Our removals to Switzerland service includes shipping to or from the UK to all towns and cities in Switzerland including Geneva, Zurich, Lausanne, Basel, Berne, Winterthur, St Gallen, Biel/Bienne and Lugano. We also provide removals to Switzerland from most European and international destinations and moves back the other way.

For peace of mind and to ensure the highest standards of removals to Switzerland, we are members of the British Association of Removals (BAR) and as we follow their strict guidelines. So you can be assured that when using Hamiltons for your removals to Switzerland, your possessions will arrive promptly and safely at their new home.

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We offer three types of removals to Switzerland between the UK and Europe:
  • Our dedicated removals to Switzerland service  gives you sole use of a lorry, for the door to door transportation of your furniture and effects.
  • We also offer a part load service for smaller moves to Switzerland.
  • In addition, you can also choose a special service for removals to Switzerland where you set the removals date for your full load.
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We also provide 20 ft or 40 ft container shipping, groupage services and air freight for international removals to Switzerland. Our air freight service is more suitable for smaller items and is the fastest way to deliver items to your destination.

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Removals to Switzerland: About Lausanne

The city of Lausanne is the third most visited city in Switzerland after Geneva and Zurich and lies in the French-speaking part of the country. It is the fifth biggest city and is hilly, enjoying views over Lake Geneva and the Alps.

Lausanne Airport is situated at Blecherette and the city is also within easy reach of Geneva International Airport by a 40 minute train ride.

What is it Like to Live and Work in Lausanne?

If you are moving to Lausanne to work it should not be a problem settling in the city as there are many international companies based here and an expatriate community in Lausanne and Geneva which is 39 miles away. An example of some of the international companies with headquarters in Lausanne include the multinational packing company Tetra Laval, the tobacco company Philip Morris International and food company Nestle, which is based next to Lausanne in Vevey.

Lausanne attracts many people into the city to work. In fact, for every one person that takes their daily commute out of the city, there are nearly three people coming in the opposite direction. The city also has a large female working population as nearly 50 per cent of the workforce are women.

Switzerland is a very cosmopolitan country and it is easy to get out and about as many people speak English. However, it is always worthwhile learning the language of the region you are moving to as it will make the transition much easier.

Living in Lausanne

The cost of living is high in Switzerland and you will find prices much more expensive here than in the UK - and Lausanne is no exception to this. However, this is outweighed by the amazing natural beauty, clean air, low crime rates and good transport links that the city has to offer. The area around Lake Geneva in particular is a wonderful place to live and you can enjoy a high quality of life in this city.

There is also plenty to explore here including the lake, mountains, vineyards (Lausanne is in the middle of the wine growing regions of la Cote to the west and Lavaux to the east), museums and historical sites. The International Olympic Committee is also based here and if you enjoy anything sport-related, the Olympic Museum which opened in 1993 is well worth a visit and is the largest archive of information about the Olympic Games, anywhere in the world. It is a major tourist draw, attracting a quarter of a million visitors every year.

If you like to keep active, there are many opportunities to take part in sport related activities in Lausanne. These include hiking, mountaineering, water sports at the lake and cycling where you can enjoy incredible views from the hills and vineyards.

Public Transport in Lausanne

Lausanne is the smallest city in the world with an underground railway and has a 28 stop metro system. You can also get out and about in the city by buses and trolley buses (electric buses that draw their electricity from overhead wires). About 40 per cent of people use public transport to get to work. There are also good road and rail networks linking the city to national and international destinations and ships which sail across Lake Geneva.

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