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Old 07.05.2008, 11:43
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Geneva- 1 day exploration

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im going to Geneva next Saturday by car and I have only a rough idea about the city. so what is there worth checking out at a one day stay?

thanks for your tips!
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Old 07.05.2008, 12:02
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Re: Geneva- 1 day exploration

There's this seriously big water spout thing that is a must see, the usual collection of old buildings and churches on a hill with plenty of history conencted with it, the lake and that about sums it up. I work here during the week and have never been tempted to stay in Geneva over a weekend. The countryside around and the mountains are spectacular but Geneva not very. It boasts a flower clock, of all things. Many British seaside towns had one of those, once. Lausanne is better as a city. And by the lake they have ....... guess what ........... a flower clock!
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Old 07.05.2008, 12:10
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Re: Geneva- 1 day exploration

I have to agree, Lausanne is far more interesting and lively. But, if you do visit Geneva, then there's lots of info over at Wikitravel that might help.
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thanks alot! will read through it....
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Let me know how you get on in Geneva, dude - found out yesterday that I have a mate from back home who lives there, so gonna visit at some stage
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Re: Geneva- 1 day exploration

The jet d'eau is worth seeing at least once. You can also walk along the pier to the base of the jet and get wet if that's your thing. (You can also hire small motorboats near the pier.)

The old town is rather pleasent and has a nice little square in where a few bars have tables and chairs laid out - good for a drink in the sun.

All my friends tell me that the Red Cross museum is very good if a little harrowing.

CERN is touted as an attraction but forget being able to get a tour of any of the detectors if you haven't booked in advance, it's also quite a way out from Geneva itself.

I'm sure there's more...
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If you are interested in international affairs, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum is worth visiting (already mentioned) as well as the neighbouring Palais des Nations.
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i will, mate! and thanks for all of your advice!
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Re: Geneva- 1 day exploration

well, Geneva is an very nice city, Mikey. it was a hot day out and i was with two girls...what can you do wrong (apart from being flashed by speed radar...)? we rented out a car, drove 2:30h down, parked very central and walked first along the lake. at one pier we found a boat rental and took a small motorboat for a cruise on the lake. it was 50CHF/hour.
lovely! i mean...the envy grows by the hour because you'll see so many speedboats n yachts...massive! the countryside is amazing! further we walked the city a bit and had lunch in one of those nice lil restaurants up the hill towards st.pauls cathedral. we have climbed the church stairs and had a nice view over the city...and that was it. for other things to explore it was simply too hot, but check it out...
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