Located at the extreme south-western corner of Switzerland, Geneva is surrounded by French territory. Its location, on the banks of Lake Léman between the Alps and the Jura mountains, provides a dramatic landscape and allows easy access to ski runs, vineyards, spas, and historic towns. Geneva is compact and easily explored on foot. It is also exceptionally green, with a great number of parks and walkways in and around the city center.
Mark Twain visited Geneva so often towards the end of the 19th Century that American literary magazines began to fear he had taken up residence. The writer was certainly intrigued by the Old City's labyrinth of narrow, angular streets, finding the Reformist-named Rue d'Enfer, and Rue du Purgatoire (Hell and Purgatory streets) particularly curious.
The geographic feature dominating the city is, of course, Lake Léman. This immense body of fresh water is the largest and bluest of all the lakes in Switzerland. Locals may be tolerant if you refer to it...
You don’t have to leave your sense of humor at home because you don’t speak French, German or Italian when you travel to Switzerland. Thanks to British Guy Stevens who established an Anglo-Saxon stand up comedy culture in 2006 in Switzerland, even the Swiss are laughing! Stevens has an extensive background in organizing musical and entertainment events around Europe. After moving to Zurich, Switzerland in 2003 he was involved in some creative... Read More
The 81st (yes, the 81st!) International Motor Show and Accessories is setting up now in Geneva, Switzerland at Palexpo, a gigantic convention centre located right at the Geneva Airport and Airport Train Station (a 3 minute walk). Known locally, as the Salon de Genève, everyone knows without mentioning automobiles that this is what everyone who loves cars has been waiting for and it opens to the public on March 3 until March 13, 2011. The full name of the... Read More
Matterhorn, Zermatt. Image courtesy of Dominique Schreckling The world’s top 3 best ski resorts are St. Moritz and Zermatt, both in Switzerland, and the American resort, Aspen, in Colorado. These selections are the results of a comprehensive study conducted by the Swiss business magazine, Bilanz which have been recently revealed. The researchers used 10 criteria to evaluate the international winter sports destinations. Zermatt’s Klein Matterhorn,... Read More
- The Swiss Boat company specializes in various kinds of cruises and tours on Lake Geneva and tourists can pick whatever strikes their fancy. The...
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