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Geneva

Switzerland

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Quick Guide

  • German, French, Italian and Romansh
  • Swiss franc
  • 2 hrs
  • +1 hr

Geneva is a cosmopolitan city that stretches out on the banks of a lake in the Alps. It is known to be the ultimate destination for sightseeing and shopping, but also for science and business. The city is one of the safest places in the world with an extremely low crime rate. For example, the top complaint to the police is regarding the dog droppings. Nearly half of the population consists of people from other countries, therefore, Geneva is the most international city in all of Europe. Explore the spectacular Flower Clock and the St. Pierre Cathedral and take a trip to the Victoria Hall that is a tribute to the queen of England.

Discover the signature landmark of Geneva, the Jet d’Eau, best described as one of the world’s tallest water fountains that shoots from the center of the city’s harbor. Did you know that the UN headquarters is located in Geneva? Wander around some of the most prestigious museums in Europe, like the Patek Phillippe Museum or the International Red Cross Museum. For visitors who are up for taking a trip outside the city, the Saleve Mountain offers a panoramic view of the Alps and the crisp mountain air.

Geneva Key Facts

  • German, French, Italian and Romansh
  • Swiss franc
  • 2 hrs
  • +1 hr

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Nearest Airports

  • Geneva Airport (GVA)
  • Sion Airport (SIR) - 48 miles
  • Bern Airport (BRN) - 48 miles
  • Alpe D'Huez Airport (AHZ) - 69 miles
  • Megeve Airport (MVV) - 69 miles
  • Courchevel Airport (CVF) - 69 miles
  • Annecy-meythe Airport (NCY) - 69 miles
  • Meribel Airport (MFX) - 69 miles
  • Saint Geoirs Airport (GNB) - 84 miles
  • Turin Airport (TRN) - 84 miles
  • Tavaux Airport (DLE) - 84 miles
  • Chambery Airport (CMF) - 84 miles
  • Euroairport France (MLH) - 84 miles
  • Lyon Airport (LYS) - 84 miles
  • Basel Mulhouse Airport (BSL) - 84 miles
  • Fontaine Airport (BOR) - 84 miles
  • Dijon Airport (DIJ) - 84 miles
  • Lugano Airport (LUG) - 96 miles
  • Renaison Airport (RNE) - 96 miles
  • Charolais Bourgogne S. Airport (SYT) - 96 miles
  • Ascona Airport (ACO) - 96 miles
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Where To Stay

Our guide to the best hotels in Geneva.

Swissôtel Métropole Geneva

Cité, Geneva
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Le Richemond – Dorchester Collection

Paquis, Geneva
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Hotel de la Paix Geneva, a Ritz-Carlton Partner Hotel

Saint-Gervais / des Grottes, Geneva
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Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva

Paquis, Geneva
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Mandarin Oriental, Geneva

Saint-Gervais / des Grottes, Geneva
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Novotel Genève Centre

Paquis, Geneva
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Hotel d'Allèves

Saint-Gervais / des Grottes, Geneva
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Royal Manotel

Paquis, Geneva
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Hotel Warwick Geneva

Paquis, Geneva
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Hotel Rotary Geneva MGallery by Sofitel

Saint-Gervais / des Grottes, Geneva
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Sagitta Swiss Quality Hotel

Eaux-Vives, Geneva
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Holiday Inn Express Geneva Airport

Geneva
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Edelweiss Manotel

Paquis, Geneva
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Hôtel Longemalle

Cité, Geneva
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Hotel Rousseau

Saint-Gervais / des Grottes, Geneva
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