Welcome to Geneva
Make the most of your time in this fascinating city
The dynamism of large cities and the charm of small towns
The global and beautiful lakeside city of Geneva is truly international, multilingual, and multicultural.
Based in Switzerland, recently ranked the 2nd safest country in the world, and home to the European seat of the United Nations and many multinational corporations, the “peace capital” has a very distinct business culture offering high standard and quality services.
Things to do in and around Geneva
If relaxing and wellness are your kind of thing, why not spend sometimes recharging at the floating center or unwinding at one of Switzerland’s world-class spas?
Rest, relax, refresh, swim, enjoy the sunshine at Eaux Vives public beach, a timeless space isolated from the daily turmoil.
Interested in what the universe is made of?
Visit CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, probing the fundamental structure of particles that make up everything around us through environmentally responsible research.
Enjoy mouth-watering cuisine from all over the world from at one of Geneva’s many restaurants. You might even like to try a traditional Swiss cheese fondue!
Geneva’s museums are remarkable for their exceptional diversity. Take a tour of artworks in the Bains district, the European platform of modern art. Discover five centuries of watchmaking at the Patek Philip Museum or immerse yourself in the heart of humanitarian Geneva at the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum. Culture is all around the city.
On the shores of Lake Geneva and surrounded by Alpine peaks, Geneva offers a beautiful setting and wonderful sceneries. Treat yourself with a stroll on the promenade alongside the lake, rent an electric bike for free or hike in the magnificent countryside through the vineyards on both banks.
Admire Geneva’s 140m-high fountain, the ‘Jet d’Eau’, then take a stroll along the lake and enjoy stunning views of the snow-capped Alps. Why not see this iconic landmark from a different perspective by catching one of the small ‘mouette’ boats (included in your free Geneva Transport Card or bus ticket) which shuttle passengers from one side of the lake to the other?)
Spend a couple of hours wandering around Carouge. Just outside Geneva, this charming town was designed by Italian architects.
(photo Paul Hegi - ©GenèveTourisme; ©www.geneve.com)
Visit the lively and picturesque Old Town, with its 850-year-old cathedral, its historical museums, as well as many art galleries, bars and cafés.
(photo Loris von Siebenthal - ©GenèveTourisme; ©www.geneve.com)
Take the ‘Geneva Watch Tour’ and explore Switzerland’s world-famous watch-making industry.