Things to do in Geneva, Switzerland - Geneva is without a doubt one of Europe’s finest cities – it’s incredibly picturesque and it’s one of the most important in terms of its place in the world.
However, Switzerland’s third largest city, which sits around the sparkling shores of Europe’s largest Alpine lake, has plenty to offer and you will find many great things to do in Geneva.
Below we’ve listed the best things to do in Geneva, the Swiss city of light:
United Nations HQ
Constructed between 1929 and 1936, the Palais des Nations became the United Nations headquarters in 1946.
The grounds contain a vast wooded park that overlooks the lake and can be regularly seen to be patrolled by peacocks that live on the grounds around Pregny gate.
Geneva is not only home to the UN, it often seems as if the whole of the world is situated here – the International Red Cross, International Labour Organization, World Health Organization. You name it, they’re all here!
The impressive fountain Jet d’eau reaches up to 450 feet in the air and is surrounded by beautiful floral displays and boats, and walking along the shore path by the lake on a beautiful day is one of the most enjoyable things to do in Geneva.
The Old Town
This area is also the main shopping area which is a pleasant district to explore with its terra cotta coloured cobblestones and stunning cathedral architecture.
Salève Cable Car
The Salève cable car is situated in the Haute Savoie, just over the French Border – this high alpine ridge has a stunning view of Mt. Blanc and the Lake Geneva area, as well as miles of walking trails.
Prices depend on the age of travellers and whether you want a single / return trip – but generally cost less than 10€.
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Have you been? if so what did you think of the city? do you have any other tips of things to do in Geneva?