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The Geneva Water Fountain

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Ranked #3 in Geneva Can't Miss Attractions
Recommended sightseeing time:1-3 hours
Quai Gustave-Ador, 1207 GenèveMap

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The tall water column, which was built in 1891 and was sprayed at a height of only 90 metres, was spectacular. The power is the two submerged pumps, with a total weight of 16 tons, driven by a 500 kW 2,400 V engine that can run up to 1,500 rpm.



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The Great Fountain is located on Lake Geneva near the English Garden and is one of Geneva's representative landscapes. The big fountain is like a water column spewed by a whale. It is more than 100 meters high and has a large amount of water. Its spectacular scene can be seen from a long distance from the city center. At night, there is also a chance to see the big fountain under the lighting, which is even more spectacular. It is said that the Great Fountain was originally just a drain for a Geneva workshop. With the rise of tourism, the Geneva city government decided to move the fountain to its current location and refit the fountain with a new electric pump. The symbol of Geneva.
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