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Geneva Switzerland

Geneva Switzerland is situated where the Rhone exits Lake Geneva in Switzerland, Europe. It is well known as a financial center and global international headquarters for a number of agencies such as the Red Cross. In fact, it has the highest number of international organizations in the whole of the world. This means it is well serves for businesspeople and visitors in high numbers. Geneva has many tourist attractions. 82 buildings or sites are listed as Swiss heritage sites of national significance, which include religious buildings, civic buildings, museums, theaters, archaeological sites and international organizations. geneva switzerlandA highlight of the summer and an attraction for tourists to Geneva is the annual festival which has an hour of firework displays as part of the celebrations and is enjoyed by many. There are many beautiful green and open spaces in Geneva, including Parc des Bastions, Parc de la Grange and Parc des Eaux Vives. Bois de la Batie also includes a small zoo in the woods. Tourists can enjoy the great outdoors of Switzerland. The city is full of museums and art galleries with something to offer everybody. It is also a fantastic city for shoppers. geneva switzerlandThings to buy in Geneva include chocolate from one of the many specialty stores, reasonably priced wine and spirits, watches and jewellery and souvenirs. Souvenirs from Geneva include cuckoo clocks and Swiss army knives. The shopping scene does not include many clothing and accessories stores. La Rue du Marche, just five minutes south of the main train station, offers everything and is a great place to shop around and explore. In terms of food, the city offers a diverse mix of cuisine. Due to its international center status, there is more variety in Geneva than other Swiss cities, however food and drinks can be pricey and busy. The same goes for accommodation. There are many hotels on offer in Geneva, but few can be booked on a budget. Geneva is an accessible city. Once there, tourists are best to get around by bicycle or foot. Geneva, like most cities in Switzerland, is an example of excellent and efficient public transport, with buses and trams clean and running on time. geneva switzerlandGeneva offers single travelers, couples and families something to do and see in a city which has a blend of industry and importance, as well as pretty green spaces and attractive walks. Some highlights for visitors in Geneva include:
  • Jet d'Eau, a fountain of water pumped 140m into the air
  • Cathédrale St-Pierre, a must-see for enthusiasts of religious history
  • Old Town (Vieille Ville), for its grandeur and architectural delights
  • Palais des Nations, originally built to house the League of Nations
  • Quartier des Grottes, an area with interesting shops
  • Monument Brunswick, Quai du Mont-Blanc, worth having a photograph next to
  • Old Tour de L'Ile, the remains of a fortified castle erected in the 13th century
  • Opera House – the Grand Theatre de Geneve, a cultural centre of music
  • The Victoria Hall, home of the Ochestre de la Suisse Romande and popular with music lovers

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