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.
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 ...
Situated on the site of the former Horticultural School of French speaking Switzerland, Parc des Franchises extends over 55,000 square
meters (34 square miles). There is a beautiful rosary that was planted in 1948 and the wooden and wrought ...
This museum has been on its present site since 1966 and has become very popular with an average of 250,000
visitors a year. The permanent exhibition covers an enormous area with regional wildlife (88 species of mammals and 193 ...