Geneva lies literally on the French border, occupying the westernmost corner of Switzerland. It has the Alps on one side and the Lake Geneva on the other. Here are a few reasons to visit Geneva. Check out the Geneva Travel Guide and Offline City Street Map for more detailed information. World’s Best Watches
Many of the world’s best watchmakers are in Switzerland and no other location has more of them than Geneva. If you want to go shopping for watches there is no better place to go. Some of the great watch houses even have their own museums. Some of the most popular watch brands based in Geneva are:
- Patek Philippe
- Vacheron Constantin
Authentic Swiss Chocolate
Geneva also houses boutiques from the most famous chocolate producers in the world many of which offer tours around their factories. Some such chocolate makers include:
- Teuscher, La Maison du Cacao
- Chocolaterie des Bergues
- Chocolaterie du Rhone
Museum of Art and History
The Musées d’Art et d’Histoire is considered by many as the country’s national museum due to its unparalleled collection of literary works, artworks, and historical artifacts. On one floor you will find an abundance of French sculptures and on another floor an Egyptian mummy carbon dated to have been buried around 9th century BC.
The Infamous Jet of Water
The Jet d’Eau is the official symbol of Geneva. It is simply a natural wonder. The spray can tower up to a remarkable 450 feet (137 meters). Water gets sprayed so high up in the air that you can see it from anywhere along the lakefront.
The Red Cross headquarters
Ever wondered why the original emblem of the International Red Cross looks like a color-reversed version of the Swiss flag? Well, that is because the organization is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The base also houses one of the most famous museums in the continent.
Lake Geneva Cruise
Experience the best view of Geneva and the surrounding regions by going on a boat cruise on the colossal Lake Geneva. Several towns on the Swiss side and the southern French Coast have boats departing regularly.
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