A living tribute to Switzerland's most venerated industry, this colorful clock was built in 1955 despite a number of ... More
A living tribute to Switzerland's most venerated industry, this colorful clock was built in 1955 despite a number of technical difficulties. It has a diameter of five meters (16 feet) and a circumference of 16 meters (52 feet) and its 2.5 meter (eight feet), second hand is the longest in the world. The clock is painstakingly designed, encompassing 6500 plants and is set in the Jardin Anglais on the lakeside promenade. A new design is created every season, each one as tasteful as the last. It is one of Geneva's most photographed sites.
The Maison Tavel is the oldest standing private house in Geneva. The house, which was burnt down in 1334 and
rebuilt shortly afterwards, is listed as a historical monument. Visit the cellar and its archaeological ruins, then go up ...
This massive and austere 5 meter tall and 100 meter wide wall runs along one side of the Parc des
Bastions, within the University grounds. Its construction began in 1909 the 400th anniversary of Calvin's birth. The wall is ...
Paris has the Eiffel Tower, New York the Statue of Liberty and Geneva its Jet d'Eau. This majestic 140 meter
(a little over 459 feet) water fountain, the tallest in the world, is the main emblem of the city, ...
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