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Geneva is a picturesque city located in the western part of Switzerland, on the shores of Lake Geneva. The city is known for its stunning natural beauty, as well as its rich cultural heritage. Visitors to Geneva can experience a variety of activities, from exploring the city's many museums and art galleries to enjoying the great outdoors on a hike or bike ride.

One of the main attractions in Geneva is the Jet d'Eau, a large fountain located on the lake. This iconic landmark is visible from many parts of the city and is a popular spot for tourists to take photos. The Old Town of Geneva is also a must-see for visitors, with its winding cobblestone streets and charming historical buildings. Visitors can also explore the St. Pierre Cathedral, which dates back to the 12th century and is a great example of Gothic architecture.

For those interested in art, Geneva is home to several museums and galleries, including the Museum of Art and History and the Patek Philippe Museum, which is dedicated to the history of watchmaking. The CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research, is also located in Geneva and offers tours of its facilities, giving visitors a glimpse into the world of cutting-edge physics research.

Another popular activity in Geneva is hiking and biking in the nearby mountains. The city is surrounded by the Jura Mountains, which offer plenty of scenic trails for visitors to explore. In the winter, visitors can also enjoy skiing in the nearby ski resorts.

Finally, Geneva is also known for its high-end shopping, with many luxury brands having a presence in the city. The area around the Rue du Rhône and the Quai des Bergues is particularly popular with shoppers, offering a wide range of designer boutiques and high-end jewelry stores.

Overall, Geneva is a destination that offers something for everyone, from culture and history to outdoor activities and luxury shopping. It's a perfect place for a short break or a longer vacation.

Geneva Travel Information

Geneva is the second most populated city of Switzerland. It is known for its international diplomacy, although the headquarters of the United Nations are now in New York still many departments like the World Health Organization and ILO are still situated in Geneva.


The official currency of the Switzerland is the Swiss Franc, internationally abbreviated as CHF. At the airport in the arrivals area and in the city center there are many exchange offices. 

How to get to Geneva

Geneva has its own Airport, which is called Geneva Airport (GVA) formerly known as Cointrin Airport, which is situated only 5 km from Geneva City. Geneva Airport is served by most European Airline companies and some trans Atlantic flights. 

Form the Airport every 15 minutes bus number 10 leaves to Geneva City, this bus service is available from 5.00 am to 1 am.

Switzerland has a well developed Railway network, with many connections from and to Geneva, local trains go every 30 minutes to places like Neuchatel, Bern, Basel, Zurich, St Gallen, Luzern, and Interlaken, also many international trains from France and Italy arrive and depart from Geneva

Geneva is easily reachable due to its motorway network, it is only 40 KM from Annecy and 80 KM from Chamonix.

Geneva is served by various international bus companies, everyday many French busses arrive and depart from Geneva. 


The official language in Geneva is French, however many local people also speak German or English

How to get around in Geneva

Like in most cities of Switzerland Geneva has a good public transport system, the national public transport company offers frequent tram, but and suburban train services.

The old town can be visited easily on foot, also Geneva is a great city to get around by bicycle, there are some shops in town where you can rent bicycles.

What to see and do in Geneva

Jet d´Eau, a fountain of water pumped 140m into the air, it is one of the crowing symbols of Geneva

Cathedrale St Pierre, which is situated at the highest point of in the Old Town

Old Town, in the old town you can find various antique shops, the city hall with the cannons is worth to visit

Jardin Anglais, a small garden at the lake

Geneva has also many museums and Galleries you can visit, like International Museum of the Reformation, Museum of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain

A must do when you are in Geneva, ¨Téléphérique du Salève¨ just over the French border, this high alpine ridge has a stunning view of the Mont Blanc and the lake of Geneva

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