Top Sights & Tourist Attractions in Geneva
Lake Geneva is the largest lake in central Europe that is shared by both Switzerland and France, Lake Geneva has for decades drawn visitors to its shores.
The Water Fountain is the tallest fountain in the world, it is a Geneva attraction that cannot be missed.
International Red Cross & Red Crescent Museum
The International Red Cross & Red Crescent Museum in Geneva is one of the most creative and thought provoking museums in Europe.
St Peter's Cathedral
With initial construction commencing in 1160 and lasting nearly a century, St Peter's Cathedral in Geneva has over the years become a hotchpotch of architectural styles with Romanesque, Gothic and Neoclassical features.
Park Moynier is a firm favourite, with the History of Science Museum situated in the centre. 20 hectares of woodland and hiking trails is what you will find at Batie Woods on the outskirts of the city.
Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art
Opened in 1994, the cutting edge Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Geneva refuses to conform and as museum director Christian Bernard says, the museum "is not here to present the acceptable face of contemporary art".
Built between 1929 and 1937 to host the League of Nations, the Palais des Nations now houses the United Nations Office at Geneva, which was inaugurated in 1966 after the dissolution of the League of Nations.
Plaine de Plainpalais Flea Market
For quality fresh produce stop in at the Plaine de Plainpalais Flea Market in Geneva on Tuesday and Friday mornings and visit the fruit and vegetable stalls in their attractive outdoor park setting.
A comprehensive collection of 7,000 artworks and artefacts from civilizations around the world, the Barbier-Mueller Museum in Geneva is the outcome of the articles accumulated by Josef Mueller.
The cultural hub of Geneva, Place Neuve sits just outside the former ramparts and is a great access point for the Old Town, which lies on the other side of the high retaining walls.
Museum of Art & History
Comprising of three sections, the captivating Museum of Art and History in Geneva explores the passage of western culture and international civilizations.