20 Things to Do and See in Geneva
Geneva has everything you could want from a holiday: culture, history, entertainment, and relaxation.
It has some of the finest luxury attractions, hotels, and restaurants. If you and your family want to experience the best that Switzerland has to offer, Geneva is a must visit.
With so many amazing experiences to choose from, it can be a challenge to plan your itinerary. Here, we compiled the top 20 Geneva travel ideas for you to consider.
1. Explore Vielle Ville
Also called the Town of Geneva, Vielle Ville is the center of hermes deluxe replica
history and culture. Here you find winding cobblestone streets, stunning Roman and Neoclassical architecture, and old timey charm.
One must see is St Pierre Cathedral. This part Gothic, part Romanesque building has many fascinating features to explore.
Head up the 60 steps of the southern tower for exquisite panoramic views of the city. In the basement sits a tomb and 4th century mosaic tiles.
Then, get lost wandering the streets. Every corner tells you something new about this gorgeous city history.
2. Hike Mont Sal meters above the rest of the city is balcony. You can hike or take a cable car up Mont Sal to reach this destination.
Besides witnessing epic views of Lake Geneva and the city, you can enjoy coffee and lunch at one of the summit cafes.
From the top, there are various trails to explore. However, you can also come to the top for lunch and picture perfect photo ops.
3. Meander Through the Art Museum
In the center of the city sits the educational and fascinating Art and History Museum. There are over 1 million pieces to learn about and marvel at.
Most of the art focuses on Swiss and German influences, like Konrad Witz. His 15th century Miraculous Draft is at home here in Geneva.
Besides European art, you also find Egyptian artifacts and archaeological collections. Entrance into the museum is free and there are plenty of dining options nearby.
4. Learn About Life at the Natural History Museum
If you or your children are fascinated by animals, the Natural History Museum in Geneva can be missed. It includes insects and taxidermy from the 18th and 19th centuries.
There are also rocks from the moon and two floors dedicated to astronomy.
The first three floors feature live animals for guests to observe. One of the most interesting is the tortoise, Janus. He was born in an incubator at the museum in 1997 and has two heads!
You can explore the museum on your own, but it certainly recommended that you sign up for a tour. There so much to learn from the experts here.
5. Visit the UN Palais des Nations
The United Nations is a universally respected and renowned institution. One of its most important offices is in Geneva, the Palais des Nations.
This is where the UN predecessor, the League of Nations, was first established.
You can sign up for tours of the building and learn about the various halls and chambers. If you a history buff, this is a crucial stop on your Geneva itinerary.
Plus, there are many interesting stops nearby the Palais. Stop by the Broken Chair Sculpture, the Chapel of Maccabees, Mus Ariana. The Spa by Claris is also a short walk from the Palais.
Hire a private chauffeur to ensure you see all the places you want to during your stay.
6. Smell the Roses at Parc de la Grange
There are many beautiful parks in Geneva, but the largest is Parc de la Grange. Wealthy Swiss residents settled in the area over 2000 years ago, but today, the park is open to everyone.