Geneva: A city with many faces

Geneva is a Swiss city that is often underrated. Unbeknown to many, Geneva caters to all types of experiences whether it is a thrill-filled adventure or a relaxing city break.

Thanks to its location among the Jura mountains, Swiss Alps and Lake Geneva, Geneva offers the best never-ending range of outdoor and indoor activities side by side.

Below are some bespoke experiences you can only get in Geneva.

Water-based activities

Tourists in Geneva will have the option to enjoy a dive in the picturesque Lake Geneva and to experience how it is to become a part of the underwater world. Adventure lovers also have an option to join a night dive tour when aquatic life becomes even more exciting. Travellers can also revel in all the different varieties of water-based activities, whether motorized or not. They can try canoes, kayaks, windsurfers, water skiing or paddling across the open water with the stunning scenery.

In addition, there are many cruises offered by the hour to enjoy the fabulous views surrounding Lake Geneva and the famous Rhône. An hour sailing from Geneva guests will arrive at the famous medieval village, Yvoire, where they will feel as if they’ve stepped into history while passing Europe’s highest summit, the Mont Blanc.

Mountains excursions

Just 35 minutes’ drive from the city centre travellers can get to the top of Mont Salève. At an altitude of 1,100 metres, countless activities are waiting to be enjoyed including paragliding, climbing, mountain biking, trekking and not to mention the magnificent views over the city. If tourists are ready to accept the challenge, they can head to the highest mountain in the Alps, Mont Blanc which is located at a short distance from Geneva as well where they can immerse themselves in adrenaline-packed activities.

Millennial Geneva

Millennial travellers are known for seeking local and natural experiences and for looking at destinations that offer memorable and original moments. For those, Geneva offers the best, as it is known for being unique in many ways and for offering this uniqueness to residents and international guests alike. Geneva’s specialty comes from bridging modern technology with a rich history. It is the only city where its centre brings together an old district, a beach and internationally famous shopping district.

Its long history in horology is widely available through many workshops. Also, the city is keen on teaching the secrets of chocolate making to any curious or sweet lover. As a millennial, the world can’t be imagined without internet, hence a visit to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is a must as it witnessed the birth of the World Wide Web which was the starting point of website development.

Culturally-filled atmosphere

Geneva’s cultural landscape is as diverse as its other offerings. Having the only museum in the world devoted to the Red Cross and the Red Crescent summarizes how rich in culture, and compassion the city is. A visit to the Ethnographic Museum of Geneva will tell the story of the ancient civilisations across five continents as historical objects and documents from around the world come together under its roof.

Another must-see place is the Palace of Nations which is home to the United Nations. It is also the base for other major organizations such as UNESCO and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). If guests are seeking modern art, then The Quartier des Bain is their haven; here visitors can enjoy the permanent and temporary exhibitions offered at The MAMCO – the Museum of Modern Contemporary Art among many others.

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