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Country rank: 2 out of 6 Places To Visit In Switzerland
Sub-Region: Swiss Canton of Geneva
Ideal duration: 2-3 days
Best time: June to August, as this is considered to be off season and the weather is ideal for a spot of sight
Nearest Airport: Geneva
Considered to be the second most populated city in Switzerland, Geneva is charmingly scattered around the beautiful Lake Geneva, at the mouth of River Rhone. It is also guarded by Alpine peaks and the hills of Jura. This metropolitan city is also blessed with plenty of natural beauty, depending on where you choose to go! Geneva also holds the seat for the UNO in Europe, which only serves to elevate its prestige.
Popularly known as the 'city of peace', Geneva is Switzerland's second largest city, and with good reason. This is a city that clubs architecture and art with nature and natural beauty. French is spoken here on a large scale. However, the locals can also converse in other languages such as English, Italian and Spanish. The postcard perfect city is largely known for its jet d'eau. The jet d'eau, located on the edges of Lake Geneva, is a large water jet or a fountain and can be spotted from anywhere across the city. Geneva is also a city steeped in culture and always hosts a number of exhibitions and trade fairs. And when one speaks of Switzerland, talking about watches becomes essential! Geneva boasts of an extremely famous symbol that represents its watch industry - the Horloge Fleuri, or the flower clock. The mere backdrop of Geneva, with its majestic mountains fringed by Lake Geneva, is reason enough to draw in tourists by the dozen.