The international Red Cross was founded by a Genevois and Geneva is where its HQ are located
A cultural Mecca, Geneva boasts a multitude of unique discoveries. The International Museum of the Reformation takes you through the history of religions and life in Geneva, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum transports you to the heart of international Geneva, while the Patek…
A must for visitors interested in the Red Cross/Humanitarian crises interventions and Geneva being a hub for this kind of activity. Be warned, however, the exhibits can be quite shocking/hard viewing.
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent has been continuously working to bring peace and reduce pains at times of war worldwide. This is where you will learn about its mandate and how it works to reunite families, deploy humanitarian operations, visit prisoners of wars and others to ensure…
Because Red Cross is part of Swiss history and Geneva is just at 30 min drive from St Cergue House!
“If you are still looking for something to do with visitors, and you haven’t already been here, then make sure to put this on your to-do list. It is really amazing to see the intricate work and mechanics that goes into such precision instuments. Note: A favorite are the automaton bird clocks.”
“Sure you can see the water fountain from afar but actually going there is a whole other experience. In the summer you can rent a small boat for up to 6 people without a license and there are lots of activities for locals and tourists. There are also restaurants and bars around if you want to relax and take a break. ”
“The Museum of Art and History is the city's largest and one of its most important institutions. The museum is housed within a building designed by Marc Camoletti and constructed from 1903 to 1910; the building's exhibition space covers four floors and 7,000m². the building itself is a treasure with an inner courtyard, and a façade featuring sculptures by Paul Amlehn and a triangular gable with an allegorical depiction of the arts. In a frieze on the upper section of the façade, there are the names of Genevan artists. The collections are divided into thematic categories focusing on Applied Arts, Fine Art, and archaeology. There is an art section in the museum with paintings from the middle ages to the 20th century including works by Konrad Witz, Rembrandt, Modigliani, and Rodin. An Applied Arts section has Byzantine art, medieval weapons, silverware and historic musical instruments among the collection. Part of the museum has been turned into the 17th century interior of the Lower Castle Zizers complete with wood paneling and furniture. In the archaeology, the section pieces from prehistoric Europe, ancient Egypt, African, Greek, and Roman cultures. Other interesting pieces in the collection are medieval stained glass, 12th-century armor, Swiss watches, and Greek vases.”
“Houses the Geneva flower clock- l’horloge fleuri. It changes design with the seasons ”
“One of the most popular spots in Geneva is the Bains des Pâquis, an artificial peninsula surrounded by a lively beach that jets into the lake near Pâquis district (Rive Droite). It’s scenery is unmistakable due to the lighthouse at the end. Beach, which is very popular during hot summer days, has more than sufficient room to lie down and sunbathe, as well as easy access to the water. A magnificent view over the lake and the Jet d’Eau makes it a must place to visit. Paquis baths (Bains des Pâquis) are essentially two saunas, hammam and turkish baths; together with restaurant providing great spot for rejuvenation.”