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Top 8 Instagram-Worthy Locations in Geneva - 2023

Updated Oct 2023
  • No.1

    Lake Geneva

    498 Reviews
    1.8km from downtown
    "The famous Geneva fountain on Lake Geneva. After the first day of landing, we took the train from the airport to Lausanne. We saw the fountain far away on the road. On the day we left, we went to see it. It was really special and shocking."
    Highlights: Lake Geneva, also known as Lake Geneva, spans Switzerland and France. It is an important lake in Western Europe and a famous scenic spot and health resort. During the day you can take a cruise on Lake Geneva, revel in the neon lights on the shore at night, and there are often luxury cruise ships hosting concerts or dances on the lake. Overview of Lake Geneva The entire Lake Geneva is slightly crescent-shaped. The north bank and the east and west ends belong to Vaud, Valais and Geneva in Switzerland, and the south bank belongs to the Haute Savoie department of France. The lake is about 75 kilometers long from east to west, about 14 kilometers wide from north to south, and 330 meters deep. Pleasant lake view The climate on both sides of Lake Geneva is mild and pleasant in all seasons. The lake, the snow-capped mountains and the blue sky are connected together, thousands of teal soar on the lake, and swans swim in the water. Yachts and colorful sails are cruising in the lake, and flocks of white pigeons are roaming around the lake, which is peaceful and quiet. Enjoying the Big Fountain Show In Lake Geneva, the most striking thing is the huge artificial fountain, which is like a water column spouted by a whale. It can be seen all over Geneva. At night, the big fountain will be more magnificent under the illumination of lights. By cruise ship Generally, tourists who visit Lake Geneva will choose to take a cruise. The place of boarding is usually at the Mont Blanc pier in Geneva. You can choose to participate in a cruise that lasts about 1 hour. This trip will take you around the big fountain and visit Geneva. Views around the lake. In addition, there are also cruise packages including lunch and dinner. No matter it is day or night, you will not be disappointed. The specific routes and fares can be found at: time by the lake, of course, the weather is good You can also choose to take a stroll by the lake, enjoy the postcard-like scenery, and leave good memories for yourself. If you are tired of walking, you can also sit in the outdoor cafe by the lake, order a cup of mellow coffee, and spend a leisurely afternoon slowly, waiting for the beautiful sunset.
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  • No.2

    Palace of Nations

    210 Reviews
    3.1km from downtown
    "The Palais des Nations, with its dignified architectural community and unique historical status, has become a must-check-in landscape in Geneva, Switzerland. The League of Nations was established in Geneva in 1920 after the First World War. It hosted the construction of the Palais des Nations in 1931-1938, as the headquarters of the League of Nations, also known as the League of Nations Building. After World War II, the Palais was owned by the United Nations in 1946, and then the location of the United Nations Office at Geneva, also known as the United Nations European headquarters. Visiting the Palais des Nations, two striking highlights are significant. The flag is fluttering. On the south side of the Palais des Nations, four rows of flag poles are divided in two and two, brushing from the gate to the building; the flags of more than 190 United Nations member states are suspended high, fluttering in the wind... The world is in harmony, festive and peaceful. Broken chairs are broken. The Palais des Nations, the sculpture "broken leg bench" stands, but wakes up to the world never forget the disaster brought by the mines in the war to innocent people. The back of the 12-meter-high chair is directly inserted into the sky; the legs of the three missing chairs are strung up...war trauma, humiliation and sorrow. The flag and the broken chair seemed to meditate: War and peace, the two drivers of human history, when will the development of pluralistic peace and globalization be ushered in?"
    Highlights: The Palais des Nations is the headquarters of the predecessor of the United Nations, the "League of Nations", and is now the European headquarters of the United Nations. The Palais des Nations consists of 4 magnificent buildings, surrounded by green trees, with a beautiful environment. The Palais des Nations, home to numerous UN agencies, is where important meetings are held.
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  • No.3

    The Flower Clock

    161 Reviews
    929m from downtown
    "Next to Lake Geneva, I will pass by every day. This is a famous attraction. It is relatively large, but I don’t think I have anything to see. It is a clock composed of flowers. It may be of greater significance."
    Highlights: The Flower Clock is located on the shore of Lake Geneva, west of the English Garden. The combination of flowers and clocks makes it a symbol of Geneva's reputation as the "Watch Capital". Although flower clocks can also be seen in other cities in Switzerland, the flower clock in Geneva is the real ancestor of the flower clock. The flower clock is 5 meters in diameter. The mechanical structure of the clock is set underground. The clock face on the ground and the Arabic numerals representing 12 hours are covered with fresh green grass or flowers, and new patterns change with the seasons. After visiting the Flower Clock, you can visit the large fountain in the lake along Lake Geneva.
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  • No.4

    Broken Chair

    84 Reviews
    2.7km from downtown
    "In the square outside the Palais des Nations in Geneva, a 12-meter-high, 5-ton sculpture-broken wooden chair stands prominently, with the subtitle of Daniel of Switzerland: Live with dignity. The sculptures represent the damage caused by landmines to human bodies, reveal the disasters brought to the world by war, and show that peace is the common yearning of mankind."
    Highlights: The Wooden Chair with Broken Leg, located in the square in front of the Palais des Nations, is a sculpture by Geneva-based artist Daniel Bursett, created in 1997 for the International Disabled Persons' Federation to call attention to the harm caused by landmines to civilians in war. Although this 12-meter-high, 5-ton sculpture is just a "spot" for a visit, it has a special meaning. There are no written descriptions around the sculpture, but the mutilated chair legs undoubtedly symbolize the human limbs lost by the explosion of landmines, leaving people thinking about war and peace.
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  • No.5

    English Garden

    78 Reviews
    974m from downtown
    "When I arrived in Geneva, Switzerland, no one knew about the famous big flower clock; the English garden where the big flower clock is located was mentioned, and there were very few people who knew it. The British garden covering an area of 2.5 10,000 square meters, the largest of the series of city parks on the shore of Lake Geneva in downtown Geneva. In 1854, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Geneva's accession to the Swiss Confederation, the English garden was built on the shore of Lake Geneva on the north side of the old town. Another hundred years - 1955, the world's first flower clock was built on the southwest edge of the garden. The bell, which is 5 meters in diameter and consists of more than 6,500 bright flowers, has ranked first in the world for decades and is loved by citizens and tourists. Slowly, the big flower bell became an iconic landscape in Geneva, and the name of the British garden was quietly forgotten. After close contact with the big flower clock, go around the English garden, the dense ancient trees, the spacious green lawn, the fountains overflowing with water columns, the simple and elegant pavilion, and the clear blue lake, the couple who walk arm in arm... Romantic and fresh feeling, really good."
    Highlights: The English Garden was built in 1854 and is located on the shore of Lake Geneva. It has an elegant environment and is a good place for leisure walks. There are not only towering trees, various fountains and statues in the park, but also the world-famous Flower Clock, which attracts many tourists to take pictures.
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  • No.6

    Conservatory and Botanical garden Geneva

    34 Reviews
    3.3km from downtown
    "Not far from the Palais des Nations, the botanical garden is not very large, there are several small greenhouses inside, it is worth a turn. There is also a sheep pen in the botanical garden, which has the black-nosed sheep unique to the Zermatt region of Switzerland."
    Highlights: The Botanical Garden is located on the shores of Lake Geneva, close to the Palais des Nations, and is a popular local leisure place. The expansive garden features a variety of plants, trees, flowers, dedicated biological habitats, greenhouses and a small zoo. More than 16,000 species of plants grow here, including roses, dahlias, medicinal plants, exotic flowers and herbs. The exotic birds in the zoo area are as diverse as the flowers in the garden, and the colors are colorful and dazzling.
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  • No.7

    Chateau de Penthes

    5 Reviews
    3.8km from downtown
    "Two stops from the Palais des Nations, take the 20 bus. The museum is a bit small and charges 10 yuan for tickets, but it is free on the first Sunday of the beginning of the month. The park where it is located has a pleasant view, green grass and wild flowers are all over the mountains, and the trees support the sky. It is not a check-in point, but it can overlook Lake Geneva."
    Highlights: Chateau de Penthes is a castle park in Geneva. The castle records the development of Geneva. There are many art collections in it, and it is now a museum.
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  • No.8

    Reformation Wall - Paul Landowski

    35 Reviews
    351m from downtown
    "The Reformation Monument on the University of Geneva campus is a must-check in place in Geneva. [View] The scenery is different all year round, and the spring, summer and autumn are beautiful. [Fun] There will be various activities in summer, and picnics here are also a great choice. [Cost-effective] Free visit."
    Highlights: The Reformation Monument is located in the park behind the University of Geneva. It is a 10-meter-high and 100-meter-long granite long wall to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the birth of Calvin, the pioneer of the Reformation. In the middle of the monument wall are four tall figures, from left to right are Faher, Calvin, Baiz and Knox. They and the figures surrounding the statue are famous figures of the 16th-century Reformation. The overall statue is magnificent and very suitable for taking pictures.
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