BCERC 2010 brings you to the beautiful region of Lake Geneva in the French speaking part of Switzerland.


Switzerland consists of 26 cantons, organized in a federal republic. The country is situated in Western Europe where it is bordered by Germany to the north, France to the west, Italy to the south, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. The approximately 7.7 million Swiss inhabitants are split into three main linguistic and cultural regions: German, French, and Italian, to which the Romansh-speaking valleys are added.

Switzerland has much to offer. You will find medieval castles and ancient market towns, ramble over hill and dales, hike the high alpine trails, or visit exhibitions in the many regional museums…


Lausanne is located in the Western part of Switzerland, where the spoken language is French. With approximately 125’000 inhabitants it is Switzerland’s fifth biggest city.

Situated on the banks of Lake Geneva, and facing the Alps, Lausanne has much to offer: It hosts several theatres, an Opera house, and various museums, including one which is unique in the world: the Olympic Museum. In fact, since 1915 the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is headquartered in Lausanne. No wonder that Lausanne’s extensive cultural program is complemented by its numerous possibilities to enagage in sportive activity…

Please refer to the following two brochures for further suggestion for your weekend and sports activities.

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swisspeaks Swiss Events Beach Weather Snow Report Swiss Events
Swiss Peaks – information about mountains in sight in Switzerland (3GS)

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Swiss Hike – 32 attractive hikes. Each hike comes with a general description, details of the climbs and descents, duration and difficulty together with the relevant swisstopo map.

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Swiss Events – MySwitzerland.com’s official events calendar; updated daily by over 500 locations

Swimming Weather – information on 250 pools and designated lakeside swimming areas, incl. water temperatures

Snow Report – weather conditions, live cams and piste maps for 250 Swiss winter sports stations

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SBB Mobile – is tailored to the needs of public transport users in Switzerland. Timetable enquiries can be made in real time and tickets can be purchased and displayed directly on the iPhone.

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Switzerland by Memento – Switzerland’s memory game. Discover Switzerland through the game’s 18 Swiss design icons…

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