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Geneva
ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 19, Coppet–Genève
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Alpine Panorama Trail
Alpine Panorama Trail
Stage 29, Chavannes-de-Bogis–Genève
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 20, Genève–Genève (Grenze)
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Promenade du Lac Léman
Promenade du Lac Léman
Route 148, Genève–Genève
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Sentier du Rhône
Sentier du Rhône
Route 101, Genève–La Plaine
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Geneva
Jurasüdfuss-Route
Jurasüdfuss-Route
Stage 5, Bière–Genève
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Tour du Léman
Tour du Léman
Stage 1, Hermance–Genève
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Tour du Léman
Tour du Léman
Stage 2, Genève–Morges
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Rhone Route
Rhone Route
Stage 8, Genève–Genève (Chancy)
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Rhone Route
Rhone Route
Stage 7, Morges–Genève
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Genève–Satigny
Genève–Satigny
Route 102, Genève–Satigny
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Route des Châteaux et Maisons fortes
Route des Châteaux et Maisons fortes
Route 171, Genève, Eaux-Vives–Meinier–Jussy –Genève, Eaux-Vives
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Genève–Sézenove
Genève–Sézenove
Route 103, Genève–Sézenove
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Genève–Salève
Genève–Salève
Route 104, Genève–Pas-de-l'Échelle
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Genève
Geneva

Geneva

Embedded between nearby Alpine peaks and the hilly terrain of the Jura, the French-speaking city of Geneva lies in the bay where the Rhone leaves Lake Geneva. With its humanitarian tradition and cosmopolitan flair, the European seat of the UNO and headquarters of the Red Cross is known as the “capital of peace”.
The symbol of the «world’s smallest metropolis» is the "Jet d’eau” – a fountain with a 140-metre-high water jet at the periphery of Lake Geneva. Most of the large hotels and many restaurants are situated on the right-hand shore of the lake. The old town, the heart of Geneva with the shopping and business quarter, holds sway over the left-hand shore. It is dominated by St. Peter’s Cathedral, however the actual centre of the old town is the Place du Bourg-de-Four, which is the oldest square in the city. Quays, lakeside promenades, countless parks, lively side streets in the old town and elegant shops invite guests to stroll. One of the best-maintained streets is the Grand-Rue, where Jean-Jacques Rousseau was born. The «mouettes», a type of water taxi, enable crossings to be made from one lakeshore to the other, while larger vessels invite visitors to enjoy cruises on Lake Geneva.

Geneva is Switzerland’s most international city, as it is where the European seat of the UNO is based. Even the International Red Cross directs its humanitarian campaigns from here. Besides being a congress city, Geneva is also a centre for culture and history, for trade fairs and exhibitions. The «Horloge Fleuri», the large flower clock in the "Jardin Anglais” (English Garden), is a world-renowned symbol of the Geneva watch industry.

Culturally, this city on the westernmost fringe of Switzerland has much to offer. International artists perform in the Grand Théâtre and Geneva Opera House, and an extremely diverse range of museums such as the "Musée international de l'horlogerie”, a watch museum with a collection of jewellery watches and musical clocks, and the International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, which provides an insight into the work of these humanitarian organisations, invite city guests to visit them.

A rewarding excursion destination is Mont Salève, which is situated in neighbouring France. The cableway lifts visitors to an altitude of 1100 metres in less than five minutes, giving rise to outstanding vistas across the city of Geneva, Lake Geneva, the chain of Alps, the Jura and Montblanc.

Highlights

  • Jet d’eau – visible from afar, the 140-metre-high water jet is the ‘landmark’ of Geneva.
  • St. Pierre Cathedral – the north tower of the three-naved basilica in the old town of Geneva offers up a unique vista over the city and lake.
  • Palace of the United Nations – on passing through the paled gate of the Palace of the UNO, visitors enter international territory.
  • International Museum of the Red Cross – the birthplace of the International Red Cross houses the only museum dedicated to the history and work of this organisation.
  • Cruises on Lake Geneva – from the cruise boats, visitors can marvel at the unique scenery of castles and magnificent residences set against wonderful landscape and mountain panoramas.
Embedded between nearby Alpine peaks and the hilly terrain of the Jura, the French-speaking city of Geneva lies in the bay where the Rhone leaves Lake Geneva. With its humanitarian tradition and cosmopolitan flair, the European seat of the UNO and headquarters of the Red Cross is known as the “capital of peace”.
The symbol of the «world’s smallest metropolis» is the "Jet d’eau” – a fountain with a 140-metre-high water jet at the periphery of Lake Geneva. Most of the large hotels and many restaurants are situated on the right-hand shore of the lake. The old town, the heart of Geneva with the shopping and business quarter, holds sway over the left-hand shore. It is dominated by St. Peter’s Cathedral, however the actual centre of the old town is the Place du Bourg-de-Four, which is the oldest square in the city. Quays, lakeside promenades, countless parks, lively side streets in the old town and elegant shops invite guests to stroll. One of the best-maintained streets is the Grand-Rue, where Jean-Jacques Rousseau was born. The «mouettes», a type of water taxi, enable crossings to be made from one lakeshore to the other, while larger vessels invite visitors to enjoy cruises on Lake Geneva.

Geneva is Switzerland’s most international city, as it is where the European seat of the UNO is based. Even the International Red Cross directs its humanitarian campaigns from here. Besides being a congress city, Geneva is also a centre for culture and history, for trade fairs and exhibitions. The «Horloge Fleuri», the large flower clock in the "Jardin Anglais” (English Garden), is a world-renowned symbol of the Geneva watch industry.

Culturally, this city on the westernmost fringe of Switzerland has much to offer. International artists perform in the Grand Théâtre and Geneva Opera House, and an extremely diverse range of museums such as the "Musée international de l'horlogerie”, a watch museum with a collection of jewellery watches and musical clocks, and the International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, which provides an insight into the work of these humanitarian organisations, invite city guests to visit them.

A rewarding excursion destination is Mont Salève, which is situated in neighbouring France. The cableway lifts visitors to an altitude of 1100 metres in less than five minutes, giving rise to outstanding vistas across the city of Geneva, Lake Geneva, the chain of Alps, the Jura and Montblanc.

Highlights

  • Jet d’eau – visible from afar, the 140-metre-high water jet is the ‘landmark’ of Geneva.
  • St. Pierre Cathedral – the north tower of the three-naved basilica in the old town of Geneva offers up a unique vista over the city and lake.
  • Palace of the United Nations – on passing through the paled gate of the Palace of the UNO, visitors enter international territory.
  • International Museum of the Red Cross – the birthplace of the International Red Cross houses the only museum dedicated to the history and work of this organisation.
  • Cruises on Lake Geneva – from the cruise boats, visitors can marvel at the unique scenery of castles and magnificent residences set against wonderful landscape and mountain panoramas.

Arrival and return Geneva

Adresse

Genève Tourisme & Bureau des Congrès
rue du Mont-Blanc 18
Case postale 1602
1211 Genève
Tel. +41 (0) 22 909 70 00
info@geneve-tourisme.ch
www.geneve-tourisme.ch

Services

Accommodation

City Hostel Geneva
City Hostel Geneva
Genève
Geneva Hostel
Geneva Hostel
Genève
Hôtel Montana
Hôtel Montana
Genève
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Places of interest

Flower Clock
Flower Clock
International Museum of the Reformation
International Museum of the Reformation
International Red Cross Museum
International Red Cross Museum
Jet d'eau (water fountain)
Jet d'eau (water fountain)
Maison Tavel
Maison Tavel
Musée et Institut Voltaire
Musée et Institut Voltaire
Place du Bourg-de-Four
Place du Bourg-de-Four
Reformation Wall
Reformation Wall
St-Peter's Cathedral
St-Peter's Cathedral
Town Hall
Town Hall
United Nations Building
United Nations Building
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Hiking in

Geneva
ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 19, Coppet–Genève
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Alpine Panorama Trail
Alpine Panorama Trail
Stage 29, Chavannes-de-Bogis–Genève
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 20, Genève–Genève (Grenze)
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Promenade du Lac Léman
Promenade du Lac Léman
Route 148, Genève–Genève
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Sentier du Rhône
Sentier du Rhône
Route 101, Genève–La Plaine
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Cycling in

Geneva
Jurasüdfuss-Route
Jurasüdfuss-Route
Stage 5, Bière–Genève
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Tour du Léman
Tour du Léman
Stage 1, Hermance–Genève
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Tour du Léman
Tour du Léman
Stage 2, Genève–Morges
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Rhone Route
Rhone Route
Stage 8, Genève–Genève (Chancy)
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Rhone Route
Rhone Route
Stage 7, Morges–Genève
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Genève–Satigny
Genève–Satigny
Route 102, Genève–Satigny
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Route des Châteaux et Maisons fortes
Route des Châteaux et Maisons fortes
Route 171, Genève, Eaux-Vives–Meinier–Jussy –Genève, Eaux-Vives
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Genève–Sézenove
Genève–Sézenove
Route 103, Genève–Sézenove
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Genève–Salève
Genève–Salève
Route 104, Genève–Pas-de-l'Échelle
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