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Geneva is the second most populated city of Switzerland. It is known for its international diplomacy, although the headquarters of the United Nations are now in New York still many departments like the World Health Organization and ILO are still situated in Geneva.
The official currency of the Switzerland is the Swiss Franc, internationally abbreviated as CHF. At the airport in the arrivals area and in the city center there are many exchange offices.
How to get to Geneva
Geneva has its own Airport, which is called Geneva Airport (GVA) formerly known as Cointrin Airport, which is situated only 5 km from Geneva City. Geneva Airport is served by most European Airline companies and some trans Atlantic flights.
Form the Airport every 15 minutes bus number 10 leaves to Geneva City, this bus service is available from 5.00 am to 1 am.
Switzerland has a well developed Railway network, with many connections from and to Geneva, local trains go every 30 minutes to places like Neuchatel, Bern, Basel, Zurich, St Gallen, Luzern, and Interlaken, also many international trains from France and Italy arrive and depart from Geneva
Geneva is easily reachable due to its motorway network, it is only 40 KM from Annecy and 80 KM from Chamonix.
Geneva is served by various international bus companies, everyday many French busses arrive and depart from Geneva.
The official language in Geneva is French, however many local people also speak German or English
How to get around in Geneva
Like in most cities of Switzerland Geneva has a good public transport system, the national public transport company offers frequent tram, but and suburban train services.
The old town can be visited easily on foot, also Geneva is a great city to get around by bicycle, there are some shops in town where you can rent bicycles.
What to see and do in Geneva
Jet d´Eau, a fountain of water pumped 140m into the air, it is one of the crowing symbols of Geneva
Cathedrale St Pierre, which is situated at the highest point of in the Old Town
Old Town, in the old town you can find various antique shops, the city hall with the cannons is worth to visit
Jardin Anglais, a small garden at the lake
Geneva has also many museums and Galleries you can visit, like International Museum of the Reformation, Museum of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain
A must do when you are in Geneva, ¨Téléphérique du Salève¨ just over the French border, this high alpine ridge has a stunning view of the Mont Blanc and the lake of Geneva