Geneva In Three Steps!

One of the biggest cities in Switzerland and a city of the world, Geneva is so compact that you can get about the city in just three steps.

With a little exaggeration, it is possible to say that Geneva can be seen in just three steps, thanks to its rather small size and very well organized mass transportation and highway system. Moreover, nowadays the weather is warmer than ever so it is a great time to enjoy the city as its inhabitants do.
Cold and wet almost all the year round, Geneva is a world city located at the south west of Leman (or Geneva) Lake. The city owes its cosmopolite atmosphere to the fact that the famous CERN Physics Laboratory, the European office of the United Nations as well as the headquarters of many international corporations and NGOs are all located here.
Geneva is a green and clean city. While luxury cars parade on the streets in rush hours, many of the inhabitants prefer to walk or ride their bicycles.
Jet d’Eau is the hallmark of Geneva: Pumping 500 liters of water from Leman Lake with a 200 km/h speed, this water jet looks like a natural wonder made by human hands. It only operates when the weather is fine and not windy. You can take a boat tour on the lake to see it up close.

Geneva is the center of Swiss watchmaking. Here you can find the stores of all famous watch brands of the world and shop for fine jewelry as well. Running along the lake shore, Rue de Rhone is the street where these stores are lined up. If you have an interest in quality watches, you will spend quite some time here, looking at the shop windows.
To have a better insight of the history of watchmaking in Geneva and to see how good the Swiss are in watchmaking, you must definitely visit Patek Philippe Museum. Here you can also see valuable watches produced for the Ottoman Palace.
You can find shopping malls around Rue Basses and the stores of high end brands around Rue de Marche. But please note that shopping hours in Geneva are limited. You have time until 07 o’clock in the evening. Many of the stores and malls are closed on Sundays and thus the sweet rush on the streets on Saturdays.
Vieille Ville is the place for history and art enthusiasts, with its brilliant art galleries, chic cafes, gothic and neo-classic houses, cathedrals and churches. You can take the Geneva Tram for sightseeing but it will be easier and more fun to walk.