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Driving in Geneva:  
The train system in Geneva is one of ...
Lake Boat
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From the airport
Distance of Airport from City Center: 5 ...
Taxis are not very common in Geneva, ...
The Transports Publics Genevois (TPG) ...
City in a Day
Why are you in Geneva? Are you on business? Are you out on a family vacation? Are you an ...
Fete De La Musique
This is the largest chain of music festivals held in Geneva, featuring over a hundred performances ...
Christmas Festival
If you find all the other festivals in the city too monotonous in nature, in terms of music, dance, ...
American Independence Day
This is a National Day celebration organized by the American International Club of Geneva, and ...
When to go
The summer months are the best time to visit and experience Geneva. The primary reason for this is ...

Geneva, Switzerland


Geneva today
Diverse, fashionable, and stylish are the key words to describe Geneva. What started off as a small ancient settlement has today evolved into one of the most magnificent cities of the world. With a high quality of life, including superb health care, low pollution, and security of life and property, the city has become one of the dream cities for those aiming at foreign nationality.
Geneva is full of surprises. The ancient and modern city coexists in harmony. The Old Town district is the queer and quaint part of town, with monument

Geneva back then
Human civilization in Geneva dates back to around 3000 BC, at which time it was an ordinary rural settlement. It was soon a prominent village by 1000 BC. When the Roman Empire conquered Geneva, a local Celtic rushed to its defense and tried to resist the attack, but was defeated, and Geneva was integrated into the Roman Empire. Around 400 AD Geneva became a bishopric.
In around 443 AD Geneva was inhabited by a Germanic tribe, the Burgundians. The Francs later defeated the Burgundians and occupied the town in 534 AD. Then followed a

Hotel Beau-Rivage
Set up by the Jacques-Mayer family in 1865, the
Hotel President Wilson
Priceless antiques adorn this palatial lakeside hotel situated in the h
Hotel d'Angleterre
Experience Swiss homeliness in opulent surroundings in this intimate 5-star h
Le Richemond
Wallow in the lap of luxury in one of Geneva’s most established and extrava
Hotel La Reserve
Modelled in neo-classical style along the lines of the many private villas that circle Lake Geneva,
Hotel Edelweiss Manotel
Not too far from Lake Geneve, the Edelweiss Manotel is true value for money. The warmth and cosiness

Centre Balexert
The largest and most eminent of the malls in Geneva. It has more than a hundred stores, including ex
Rue du Rhone
It is frequented by the fashionable elite of Geneva. Personal shopping assistants are on hand to fac
Globus Department Store
Owned by the Migros, and being the glitziest and ritziest shopping center in all of Geneva, the Glob
A small but pretty expensive shopping mall. Offers clothes and related accessories. Also has electro
Rue de Rive
Located to the east of the Rue de Rhone, and running parallel to it, the Rue du Rive makes up one of
Manor Department Store
Located close to the central railway station, this is an outlet of the largest chain of department s

Fetes De Geneve
The main festival organized during the summer season, attracting more than 2 million visitors every
Geneva Winter Carnival
This festival is celebrated to bid farewell to the winter season, according to an old tradition.&nbs
American Independence Day
This is a National Day celebration organized by the American International Club of Geneva, and featu
Rolex Bol d'Or (Lake Sailing Regatta)
Hosted every year by the Societe Nautique de Geneve, the Rolex Bol d'Or is the most prominent sailin
Fete De La Musique
This is the largest chain of music festivals held in Geneva, featuring over a hundred performances a
This historic festival commemorates the anniversary of the successful defense of the city against an

Le Bearn (French)
Classic French dishes are the highlight at this restaurant, with the truffles deserving a special me
Comptoir (Thai/Asian)
Modern and stylish interior, with Thai and Asian mix of dishes.Trendy crowd, friendly and efficient
Sam Lor (Thai)
Thai food lovers are sure to be delighted by what this restaurant has to offer. Specialties include
Road Runner (American)
When it opened around 30 years ago, this was the first burger joint in Geneva functioning American-s
Cave Valaisanne et Chalet Suisse (Swiss)
Everything traditionally Swiss awaits you at this marvelous place. Perfect if you want a real Swiss
Cafe Gallay (French/Italian)
Lively atmosphere, young and intellectual crowd, polite service, a constantly changing menu with new

Fast Facts
Geneva, capital city, Canton of Geneva, Switzerland.   Dialing code:
00 41 22 X
(e.g. 00 41 22 XXX-XXXX)   Emergency numbers :
Police: 117
Fire: 118
Ambulance: 144
Poison Emergency: 145 or  01 251 51 51
Weather Forecast: 162
Road/driving conditions: 163
Car breakdown service: 140
Alcoholiques anonymous: 0848 84 88 46
Rescue by helicopter (REGA): 1414
Rape - Help: +41 22/ 345 20 20
SOS Doctors (at home): +41 22/ 748 49 50
Doctors Association: +41 22/ 322 20 20
Emergencies - infants: +41 22/ 322 20 20
SOS Pharmacists: 022 420 64 80
SOS Nurses: 022 420 24 64
Lost and Found: 022 327 60 00   Population:
186,825 (June 2008) City proper 769,000 (2005 )  Metropolitan area   Languages:
Official Languages:
German: 65%
French: 18%
Italian: 10%
Romansch: 1%   Time zone:
UTC/GMT +1 hour Daylight saving time: DST start: Sunday, March 29 2009 (set clock +1hr) DST end : Sunday, October 25 2009 (set clock -1hr)    Religions:
Roman Catholicism      41.8 %
Protestantism                35.3%                                                                                                                                 

What to do with Children in Tow
Geneva is a city for the young and the old alike, and it offers unlimited hours of fun for children aged 1 to 101, or a little underage or ...
Health and Safety
Healthcare in Geneva is of a high standard, and the city has one of the lowest numbers of polluting agents. In fact, the most disturbing ...

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