Museums aside, there are plenty of things to see and do around Geneva.
The Jet d’Eau Water Fountain
Of course you MUST take a stroll around the lake and see the iconic towering cascade of water — the Jet d’Eau. With the crystal clear blue water, the majestic swans and snow-capped mountains on the horizon, wandering along the lake is a treat.
You might want to stop for a Swiss culinary specialty while you’re in the lake area: fondue! Often made with Gruyere cheese from the Gruyere region, this is one meal you won’t want to miss while you’re in Switzerland!
You can also explore horology in the downtown Geneva area. There are a multitude of watchmakers and timepiece shops. Bring your wallet!
If you venture away from the city center, you might enjoy a tour of the United Nations building, which can be booked online. Or take a gander at the Broken Chair monument across the street from the UN building in the Place des Nations square. The chair is a reminder to the world to remember the victims of landmines, and to urge your government to promote a ban on landmines.
Take the trams, buses, and trains. Getting around Geneva is so easy! Explore to your heart’s content. You never know what you’ll see in Geneva. Other than beautiful sights. 🙂
Know of any gems I’ve missed? Please share!