A Few Gems Around Geneva

Museums aside, there are plenty of things to see and do around Geneva.

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.

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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!

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You can also explore horology in the downtown Geneva area. There are a multitude of watchmakers and timepiece shops. Bring your wallet!

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I really want to be known as “Master of Complications.” I don’t need to make watches for that title. 😉

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.

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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. 🙂

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You’ll see these flying figures near the Bel-Air tram stop

Know of any gems I’ve missed? Please share!

19 responses to “A Few Gems Around Geneva

  1. I lived behind Geneva for 3 years and loved walking around Old Town, I also loved the Manor and Globus department stores, they are wonderous!

  2. Geneva looks amazing! I’ve still never been. Although I’ve had my fair share of fondue here in Michigan 🙂

    • There are so many places in the world! But I know how you like to look back on previous travels and compare a place/experience with then & now. So maybe it IS time for another trip to Geneva. 🙂

  3. I absolutely loved Geneva. LOVED. IT. I saw everything you listed here except the flying figures near the Bel-Air tram stop. I’m not sure if we just didn’t go near that tram stop or if I just never looked up and noticed (so highly possible with me). Hope you loved Geneva too!

  4. I was in Geneva only for one day but absolutely loved it. Luckily, when we visited, they were having some kind of a festival so all the squares and parks were filled with street performers. Beautiful city to spend a few days actually.

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