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Geneva

The Capital of Peace

Geneva is a pocket-sized cosmopolitan city. Over 49% of its population represents over 150 nationalities from around
the world. Known for being the epicentre of watchmaking, Geneva’s diverse cultural scene, stunning landscapes, picturesque old town, boutique hotels and historical museums make it a must-visit destination.

Attractions

Flower Clock

flower clock

Located at the English Garden (Jardin Anglais), Geneva’s famous “Flower Clock” is a renewable living masterpiece, and a symbol of the city’s watchmaking industry. The clock tells the time accurately and comprises of about 12,000 flowers and plants. The floral arrangements and decor change every season, thereby making this a popular photo point for visitors.

Cruise on Lake Geneva

During the summer, a wide variety of boat cruises operate from Geneva. Visitors can choose from options ranging from lunch and dinner cruises to day excursion trips. A relaxing journey on one of the Belle Époque boats is a must for visitors. The Geneva cruises are also starting points for tours into other destinations like Montreux, Lausanne and Vevey.

Jet d’Eau

The world-famous Jet d’Eau is a water jet which shoots out water 140 m high and at a speed of 200 kmph. It can be viewed from the Geneva Harbour or even reached for an up-close experience via a stone jetty from the lake’s left bank.

United Nations in Europe

Built at the heart of Ariana Park, the Palais des Nations is the European headquarters of the United Nations. Individual sections are open to the public such as the Consultation Hall, which is decorated with magnificent works of art. Furthermore, the Palais opens its doors daily and provides fascinating guided tours.

Geneva’s Old Town

La Vieille Ville, Geneva’s Old Town, is a glimpse into the city’s 2000-year-old history. In the midst of its numerous galleries, museums, fountains and boutique shops lie popular highlights like St. Pierre’s Cathedral, City Hall with its five historical cannons and Place du Bourg-de-Four, Geneva’s oldest city square located in the heart of Old Town.

Insider Tips

The Museum takes visitors on a discovery tour, across 500 years of watchmaking. The historical collections documented include valuable timepieces, enamel miniatures and musical automata, among others

Carouge is a slice of Italy near Geneva. Its streets are filled with Mediterranean styled houses, gardens, boutique shops, artists’ workshops and artsy cafes. Carouge’s famous Jazz clubs are popular after-dark attractions for visitors.

At Restaurant Edelweiss, visitors can savour a delicious meal made with local produce while in an authentic chalet setting. The dinner is made more enjoyable thanks to the traditional live folk music that accompanies it.

At the Initium Workshop, watch lovers can learn how to assemble a watch with great dexterity and finesse themselves!

Geneva is populated with numerous restaurants, wine clubs, bars, nightclubs and lounges. It is a great place for partygoers to enjoy and unwind after dark.