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16 years and over is the legal drinking age for wine and beer. 18 years and above is the legal drinking age for spirits and hard drinks in Switzerland.
Sightseeing, monuments, and buildings
Jet d'Eau, the Rade is a symbolic monument in Geneva. It has a fountain that shoots up 140 meters in the air. This fountain is lit in the night and looks beautiful. Cathédrale St-Pierre is a pass that is of cultural and religious importance. There are a cathedral and a museum on the same site. Old Town is great for taking walking tours. This is the town situated on the hilly area. Brunswick monument was constructed in the 17th century and is a mausoleum. Ile Rousseau is an island that is worth a visit. L'Île tower has the remains of the castle that was built in the 13th century.
Jardin Anglais is a small garden with a lake where people enjoy having lunch. Place Neuve is a theatre with an impressive decor. Eaux-Vives has Swiss architecture. Carouge is an Italian suburb in Geneva and worth a visit.
Museums, parks, and art galleries
Musée Ariana has collections of ceramics from Europe and East. Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain has collections in modern and postmodern paintings by international artists.
Musée d'Histoire Naturelle is a natural history museum that showcases animals, birds, fish, mammals, provides information about the origin of life, and more.
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire is an art and archeological museum that has history and art collections. Fondation Baur has art collections from the East. Parc des Bastions has a park, giant chessboard, and is a good area to explore.
Parc des Eaux Vives has a park and a promenade that gives the view of the lake. There is a lakefront and a beach here. Parc de la Grange is a park that has a rose garden. Bois de la Bâtie are a natural site popular for walking trails and looks over River Arve.
Activities to do
Watch the motor show in the march. If you visit Geneva in May, attend the Caves Ouvertes to sample wines of Geneva.You can attend the yacht race in June.
Fête de la Musique is a city popular for its theatre, concerts, musical events, food, and drink. Jazz concerts, chamber orchestras, punk rock bands, and a diverse genre of music is performed at these events.
Shopping and eating out
Geneva is popular for chocolates and they can be bought from specialty stores. Wine and spirits are other items to be shopped for locally. Swiss wines are internationally known. Do not shop for clothes or accessories in Geneva. They have an uninteresting lot and are expensive. Great jewellery can be bought in this city. Souvenirs can be bought at the Mont Blanc bridge. Cuckoo clocks, Swiss Army Knives, Swiss flag prints, and many other household items can be bought here. Wrist watches is what this city is popular for.
Les Brasseurs serves pub food and home brewed wines. Café de la Gare best of Swiss, French, and Italian food. Pickwick's is a British pub that has football matches to view with some fish and chips. Draft beer is a must try here.
The Alps is a must visit for sailing, picnic, experience breathtaking view, and relaxing. Fêtes de Genève is a festival that is a must visit for its international foods. But Merlots from Montreux, and Gamays from Geneva.
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Books: Geneva Travel Guide: Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights by Amanda Morgan
The tourism activity in Geneva can be divided into two main seasons, the season of summer and winter. Both the seasons are peak seasons in their own way and an off-peak season follows a peak season and makes it a destination fit for an entire year.
Summer Season: Switzerland is popular as a summer destination when tourists across the world visit this place to beat the heat. Geneva offers a great ambiance for summer tourists when they want to have some urban fun amidst nature.
Winter Season: Every second becomes full of adventure in the winter season; Geneva acts a cozy corner of Switzerland or the tourists during this season.
Geneva is connected with the rest of with Air services, Rail Services, and Bus Services. The Connectivity options to this city are frequently available and you will never find a dull patch where you feel that you are trapped.
By Air: Most of the airlines operating from European countries touchdown to Geneva. It is also connected to major business spots of the world by air.
By Train: Geneva is a part of Euro Rail Track and apart from it; many more international rail connections are available.
By Bus: Visit TPG’s website and it will connect you to all the major international bus routes that are connected to Geneva. You can get online bookings and plan your trip.
Geneva can act like a great connection for you that will connect you to the fairyland of the Switzerland. You can mark your evenings and lazy afternoons in the parks of the city, however, a maximum number of tourists prefer to go for an excursion where they can explore the remote parts of the Geneva and feel the fun of the fairyland associated with them.
The outskirts of the Geneva City give you the feeling that you are spending your time in nature’s best resort. No, wonder, Switzerland is also known as a heaven on earth. You can also search out for a heavenly shelter in this city that offers plenty of resort.
Remember this term TPG that stands for Transport Publics Genevois. TPG is a joint name that stands for Trolleybuses, trams and autobuses services in Geneva. The TPG website is the best place to check your connectivity between these three mediums when you are commuting inside Geneva.
Be it the streets of the Geneva or be it the expensive showrooms inside five-star hotels. Geneva is a great place where you can pick up some amazing works of art. With a passage of time, it is emerging as a destination that promotes the concept of fine shopping and caters to de crème la crème customers with refined tastes.
Swiss Chocolates are the benchmark of taste and purity across the world. World’s best chocolate brands boast the fact that they are using Swiss Chocolate variants. During your Geneva visit, you can also enjoy this legacy of great chocolate in the streets and specialized shops of Geneva.
People of Geneva hate this word “famous” for them it is an opposite word to the peace and they prefer more. Famous places of Geneva offer you a fair dose of this peace.
If you want to have some serious intelligent fun and come back as an evolved human being then nightlife of Geneva is waiting for you. Best of the nightlife spots are available in the form of clubs. Get an access to a right kind of club and feel the change in your persona and thinking.
Geneva is a place where you can enjoy some classy adventure activities. Classy adventure means an adventure activity designed for the people that are seeking mild adventure.
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