If the world had an international capital, it would be Geneva. Some of the most recognizable international businesses and organizations including the United Nations, Proctor and Gamble, the Red Cross, and even Facebook have chosen Geneva for the site of their European headquarters. Although relatively small, Geneva happens to be the second largest city in Switzerland and the crown jewel on the southern shore of the largest body of water in Europe, Lake Geneva.
On a hill overlooking the lake is the historic Old Town center. This traditional aesthetic of the city center is contrasted with the futuristic innovation which takes place at the particle research facility of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, formerly known as CERN, and the Italian vibes of the former Sicilian occupied Carouge district. No visit to Geneva would be complete without taking a stroll through one of the many parks that line the shores of the lake and catching a breathtaking view of the Jet d’Eau at sunrise or sunset.
Transport to Geneva
Although it is an international hub, Geneva is a fairy small city which makes it easy to get around via public transportation or on foot. Many of the main attractions including Old Town and Lake Geneva are within walking distance. Geneva public transport is an extensive network of trams and buses that run frequently at all hours of the day.
Switzerland is known for its fast, reliable, and efficient rail system that makes travel with in the country easy and simple. The Swiss cities of Zurich and Lucerne are easily accessible with modern trains that depart from Geneva frequently. Geneva’s location in southwestern Switzerland means that there are many connections to French and Italian cities as well. For longer connections, Geneva Airport is only 5km from the city center making long distance travel a breeze.
When you travel with Go Real Europe, we take care of all of your intercity surface connections between our destination cities and can recommend certain travel or rail cards if required.