This tall and architecturally ornate monument which stands out on the right bank of the lake comes as a surprise. It is the ... More
This tall and architecturally ornate monument which stands out on the right bank of the lake comes as a surprise. It is the tomb of the eccentric Charles II, Duke of Brunswick who spent the last three years of his life in Geneva. At his death in 1873 he bequeathed his fortune to the city of Geneva on condition that they bury him in a Mausoleum which would be the exact replica of Verona's 14th-century Scaligeri family Mausoleum.
A momument stuck at the end of a street near the Lake front. If you're visiting Geneva I wouldn't waste the rubber on the soles of my shoes to see this - the only reason I did was because I happened to pass it and later found out what it was from a leaflet.
As with most things in Geneva, you're expected to know what it is. There are no signs giving directions or information when you get there.
The Genevese are particularly fond of the Promenade des Bastions, previously a botanical garden. Amble through the gates and you
will come across the giant chess boards where you may either watch or challenge a colorful crowd of regulars. ...
The Île Rousseau is a peaceful and very green little islet between the left and right bank of the city.
It is connected to the des Bergues bridge and it overlooks the Mont Blanc Bridge. There are a number ...
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 ...
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