Geneva Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Dec)
Lake Geneva Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Dec)
Crescent-shaped lake between 🇫🇷 and🇨🇭
Lake Geneva is considered as Central Europe’s largest lake between France and Switzerland. As your train moves nearer here, you will start to spot houses resembling French architecture rather than Swiss-style architecture.
Visitors usually enjoy the cruise to notable sights, including the emblem of the city of Geneva, the “Jet d’eau”, up to 140metre high eater fountain in the middle of the lake.
Geneva itself is a diplomatic hub with many luxury shops and cobbled old town. On the southern end, you can also visit the spa town and resort of Evian-les-Bains or Lausanne, Montreux and Vevey.
Beautiful Yvoire, France
#EuroTrip - Small French Medieval Village
Located on the border with Switzerland, Yvoire is a quaint and flowery medieval village in the south-eastern region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in France. It is also situated on the French shores of Lake Geneva as well. Yvoire is also touted as one of France’s most beautiful villages, locally nicknamed the “Pearl/Gem of Lake Geneva”.
The preserved and fortified village is famous for its floral display too and has been awarded by the International Trophy for Landscape and Horticulture.
Take a walk along the village's historical cobblerstoned narrow streets and proceed to the beautiful waterfront with splendid views of Lake Geneva as well. Enjoy the magnificent sights the village and the waterfront has to offer. Remember to take tons of insta shots too !
Yvoire is now ranked as one of the International Laureates of Floral Decorations, and is a member of the Association of the Most Beautiful Villages of France.
A speciality of Yvoire is their filet de perche from Lake Geneva. So do give it a try when you visit. All the restaurants there serve it lol. If you are into duck foie gras and cheese, you are in for a treat too !
A Moment In Swiss
It was a trip which was so memorable that it feels like a dream. Make me work harder to go to more places like this #awesomepic #switzerland
Lake Geneva is charming day or night!
The splendid Lake of Geneva makes a wonderfully chic promenade - the scenery changes depending on which side of the lake you are on! Great for morning jogs or evening walks. There is also a city beach for picnics and swimming. The powerful water jet in the middle of the lake shoots impressively skywards at 200km/hour!
Broken Chair Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Dec)
The Broken Chair 🪑
How to get there: Tram number 15 from Cornavin and alight at Nations (or any bus that stops at Nations)
Geneva is a pretty small city. I did some research and found out the Broken Chair and The United Nation are the attractions in Geneva and ofc I have to pay a visit. It took only 15 mins to reach there from city centre.
If you wish to visit the inside of UN, do remember to pre book it on their website!!!! (we decide to visit Geneva so last minute that we weren’t unable to prebook it :(( )
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Geneva's Broken Chair: Peace Symbol
The Broken Chair in Geneva is a powerful symbol of disarmament and peace. Erected in 1997, it stands in front of the United Nations headquarters. This monumental sculpture was created by Swiss artist Daniel Berset and constructed by carpenter Louis Genève. The chair, missing one leg, represents the impact of landmines and the urgency for a global ban on these destructive weapons. Originally set up as a temporary installation, the poignant message resonated, and the Broken Chair became a permanent fixture. It serves as a constant reminder of the devastating consequences of armed conflicts, advocating for international cooperation to eliminate the use of landmines and promote a world free from the threat of such weapons. The Broken Chair stands as a testimony to the human cost of war and the collective responsibility to strive for a more peaceful future.
A Symbolic Call for Peace
The Broken Chair in Geneva stands as a poignant symbol of war's impact on civilians. This colossal sculpture, crafted from discarded wood, draws attention to the devastating consequences of conflict. Its shattered form invites reflection on the resilience of the human spirit amid destruction. Positioned in front of the United Nations headquarters, the Broken Chair serves as a stark reminder of the global community's responsibility to pursue peace and protect human rights. The emotive power of this artwork, coupled with its strategic location, makes it a compelling and thought-provoking testament to the ongoing quest for international harmony.
Summer in Switzerland🇨🇭
Many people tend to travel to Switzerland during the winter. But for me, this time, we did not travel during the winter. But Switzerland is just too beautiful regardless winter or other seasons.
On the first day, we visited places like broken chair, fountains and explored around in Geneva. The Broken chair was larger than I thought it would be and I really recommend you to visit and get a good picture there! There are lots of people looking for good spot to take picture, make sure you find one!
📍1202 Geneva, Switzerland
We then travelled to different places like Grindelwald and Lucerne. The views were all very amazing and you get easily get the route online. Just to share two best restaurants that I had in Switzerland. One was at Lucerne, called Ristorante Da Ernesto. It is an Italian restaurant and the pasta was good. Do try out their tiramisu too 🙌 Another restaurant was at Grindelwald, called Barry’s. Do try out their cheese pot which is the best seller in their restaurant. The prices are above average but I think it definitely worth to trying!
Ristorante Da Ernesto
📍Rathausquai 11, 6004 Luzern, Switzerland
📍Dorfstrasse 133, 3818 Grindelwald, Switzerland
Geneva Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Dec)
The United Nations Office at Geneva is also known as the United Nations Office at Geneva. When you get off the tram, you can see the United Nations compound with the national flags. There is a huge three-legged chair on the square, created by the sculptor Daniel Burseter in 1997 to commemorate the official entry into force of the Landmine Protocol. Landmines are used for military purposes, but tens of thousands of innocent civilians worldwide are disabled by lightning. The three-legged chair symbolizes the limbs that have been crippled by the thunder, but still stands tenaciously.
Address: 14 Avenue de la Paix, Genve
Transportation: Take bus no. 8, 28, F, V, Z to Appia station; or take the 5, 13, 11 and 15 trams to the Station Car
opening hours: April to August Monday to Saturday; September to March Monday to Friday 10
[Swiss Travel] Geneva Day Tour must-have attractions Raiders
Geneva is known as the capital of peace, is the location of many international organizations (the European headquarters of the United Nations and the Red Cross headquarters), where the cost of living is also in the world One of the top ten cities. Play in Geneva, at least 2 days to play well~.
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum
The hill opposite the Palais des Nations is the International Committee of the Red Cross established to commemorate Henry Dunant, born in Geneva. The museum mainly introduces the history of the International Red Cross and its current activities. There are three exhibition halls: maintaining human dignity, rebuilding family ties and mitigating natural risks. The three exhibition halls are designed by three well-known designers with different backgrounds.
Transportation: Take bus No. 8, 28, F, V and Z to Appia station, take bus No. 5, 13, 11 or tram 15 to Nations station
tickets: free with Swiss pass
Famous landmark in Geneva, representing the watch industry in Geneva. The dial is decorated with 6,500 different kinds of plants, and the color varies with seasons and plant types.
from the flower clock to the center of the lake, a large artificial fountain, using high-pressure pump to pump the lake water into the air, the water column can be as high as 140 meters. When the weather is fine, stand on the Mont-Blanc Bridge to enjoy the sunset and see the rainbow on the fountain.
Transportation: Take Bus No. 2 and No. 6 to Rue du Lac Station, take E Road to Vollandes Station
Opening Hours: Basically from 10 o'clock to sunset, in the middle of March to September there will be light
St. Pierre Cathedral
From the center of the center of Geneva is the Bourg-de-Four Square, where Saint Pierre Cathedral is located, the church is the commanding heights of the view of Geneva.
Transportation: Take the No. 8 bus to the Rive station at the Geneva Central Station, take the No. 10 bus to the Molard station at the Geneva airport, take the 2, 7 and 12 bus to the Molard station, and take the 36 bus to the Cathdrale station;
Tickets: Church free, Dengta 5CHF
former residence mainly introduces his life, collects his works, manuscripts and other cultural relics, and also plays a long 25-minute video, telling this The life of the greatest thinker in the history of Geneva. Audio guide with Chinese channel
Transport: Take the 36-way Htel-de-Ville; 3
If chocolate and saber are a must-see experience in Geneva, then the watch is even more.
Advance reservation for Geneva INITIUM watch line came here to make a watch by hand~ This time relationship experience is assembled movement, although it seems to be simple action, but it is not easy to operate ~ super eye, also Very patience, but there will be a certificate after completion [hip-hop]
custom assembly of a Swiss watch, it takes about 1 day, about 1200 Swiss francs.
10 yuan can't be bought in this water, every step is a postcard! !
When you go to Geneva, Switzerland, you will find a sentence in the travel brochure: "There is no Swiss who thinks that Geneva belongs to Switzerland." You may be curious, but only if you really come here will you find that this sentence may be true. As the second largest city in Switzerland, the city of the world, the capital of watches and clocks, the headquarters of various international organizations occupy half of the city, and people from more than 200 different countries occupy the population of the city. One of the points. Geneva borders France, so you can find a lot of French imprints here, there are many ancient churches and romantic French architecture. Most locals here speak multiple languages, but mainly French, German, Italian and English. Life in Geneva is very slow, and the rules are punctual and trustworthy, especially in the winter. At 8 o'clock in the evening, there is no figure in the street. After ten o'clock in the evening, I couldn't be embarrassed. Even a young man took a bath at midnight and was taken to court by the neighbor. The supermarket store is closed at 7:00 in the evening. In order to ensure that each worker has enough rest time, the law even stipulates that all businesses are not allowed to open on Sunday. If you live in Geneva, you may be happy and yelling, no more overtime! !
Palace of Nations Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Dec)
Palais des Nations - Geneva
The Palais des Nations is a place that you can’t miss if you are in the city of Geneva. The are tour available around the United Nations office where you get to know some of the art work, and the history of the art pieces donated. The recommended sightseen time if you are not taking the tour is half an hour or maximum one hour. The Palais des Nations is now the United Nations Office in Geneva. There are many flags of various countries at the entrance. All the flags flying on flagpoles represent the international peace in the world. This place is open form 10 am until 4 pm.
#createwithtrip #geneva #switzerland
The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), housed at the historic Palais des Nations, is the second largest United Nations centre after the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The facility, an outstanding testimony to twentieth century architecture, is situated in the beautiful Ariana park in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Palais des Nations is one of the largest diplomatic conference centers globally. Around 10,000 meetings are organized each year. Most conference rooms date back to the original construction of the Palais des Nations in the 1930s.
In Geneva, you must enter the United Nations to be a national representative.
The United Nations Palais des Nations is a famous building in Geneva, Switzerland. It is located on the shores of Lake Geneva in the northeastern suburbs of Geneva, facing the hustle and bustle of the Alps. Surrounded by green trees, the environment is beautiful. The Palais des Nations, also known as the League of Nations Building, is the headquarters of the United Nations' former "International Alliance" and is now the United Nations Office in Geneva, also known as the United Nations European Headquarters.
The main entrance to the place, in addition to the flags of various countries, you can also see the broken leg chair standing opposite the square. This is a NGO erected together on the Union Square outside the Palais des Nations. The society pays attention to the harm of landmines to civilians, but now it is more of a kind of stand that will stand strong even if it is broken. Now this chair has become the symbol of the whole square. Therefore, dont forget to punch in here~/ Hh/Tips
The Palais des Nations is a famous building in Geneva, Switzerland. It is located on the shores of Lake Geneva on the northeastern outskirts of Geneva, facing the hustle and bustle of the Alps. Surrounded by green trees, the environment is beautiful. The Palais des Nations, also known as the League of Nations Building, is the headquarters of the United Nations' former "International Alliance" and is now the United Nations Office in Geneva, also known as the United Nations European Headquarters. The Palais des Nations consists of four magnificent buildings, the central part of which is the General Assembly Hall, the library and new building on the north side, and the Council Hall on the south side, together with gardens and courtyards, covering a total area of 2.5 square kilometers.
The whole tour takes about 1 hour. The English explanation will introduce the composition of the UN and the functions of various departments. At the same time, it will visit some conference rooms, halls and rooms. Since the usual visits are during working hours, if the places to visit are in use. It can only be arranged elsewhere, so the places visited each time are not the same.
Montreux Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Dec)
Montreux's spring, walking to the mountains to see Narcissus
romantic jazz capital Montreux (Montreux), is an idyllic small town, known as the "Swiss Riviera". Situated on the shores of the vast Lake Geneva, between the lakes and mountains, there are churches and small houses. The surface of the city of Xiyong is the business card of Montreux.
In the early summer of the year, in the Montreux mountains of Switzerland, the red daffodils will suddenly open on the hillsides. They quickly open on both sides of the train track and open the ski resorts that are closed. A heavy snow, dyed the mountains into white, they are like the mission of replacing the heavy snow, with vigorous white, with dazzling light, officially bid farewell to the winter.
A few centuries ago, at the turn of the spring and summer, the opening of the wild daffodils was once a prosperous age. Like people who are keen to go to the Netherlands to see tulips in May, and to see lavender in Provence in July. Before the First World War, every year in June, a large number of people would come here to see the daffodils. The Narcissus Festival is lively and extraordinary, and the grandeur is unprecedented. The symphony orchestra plays the music, the ballet opera group takes turns, and the parade floats shuttle in the city... After 1957, due to natural and artificial factors, the wild daffodils are getting less and less, the daffodils The flower festival is closed. Until recently, the daffodil festival has come back. The Swiss Daffodil Protection Association has launched different daffodil walking themes. The train company has also adjusted the route for the daffodil festival. Each hiker is required to protect the daffodils while also allowing the picking of small bundles. The narcissus is taken away. As if it was re-emerged yesterday, people took the hand of a lover, took the child, went to the depths of the mountains, came for the daffodils everywhere, for an ancient festival.
Swiss Chalet overlooking the lake & mountains
I had an awesome night staying here in Swiss chalet chic rooms. Le Coucou Hotel-Bar Montreux, Switzerland
The fine weather during autumn is just nice to chill and relax enjoy my coffee and soak myself in the sun in front of the hotel.
The location of this hotel is 1,150 meters above sea levels which means you will have a bird's-eye view to see both the lake and the mountains.
To reach here you may hike, drive or take the cogwheel train. I would recommend the third one which is by cogwheel train because at the same time, you can enjoy the scenic view of the mountains and take a moment to experience the train yourself.
Let me share you the address:
Rte des Monts 31, 1824 Montreux, Switzerland
The most striking thing about Montreux is the variety of sculptures on the street;
The Chaplin statue stands on the lake, the master is wearing a suit, a hat, a cane, standing on the lakeside is always humorous, Witty look.
and the elements of the various exterior walls of the street with master images have long been a symbol of this small Swiss town.
The romantic jazz capital of Montreux, with its natural romance, is situated on the banks of the vast expanse of Lake Geneva, between the lakes and mountains, full of shoal piers, lake cottages and a variety of residential buildings, known as For the "Swiss Riviera". Hemingway, Chaplin, Barbara Hendrick and other big-name stars have lived in this warm and lyrical town.
Montreux has Switzerland's prettiest lakeside strolling area and the most unique castle. It is also known as the famous sheep placenta beauty sanctuary. This live cell injection therapy has attracted countless celebrities and supermodels. The quaint style has also made many European royal and sensational people a resort.
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