Geneva is a popular tourist destination in Switzerland that is situated on the southwest of Lake Geneva and near Rhone River. There are two magnificent mountain chains that surround the city and they are the Jura Mountains and Swiss Alps. The weather in Geneva is moderate meaning summers are pleasantly warm and winters are cool. Those who love skiing should visit Geneva during wintertime.
Human settlement in Geneva traces as far as 3000 BC along the shorelines of Leman Lake, but it was in 1000 BC that they established human civilization at the Old City. The Romans attacked the Celtic tribe in 121 BC and Julius Caesar made Geneva a Roman City. The bishops ruled the city from the 11th century until Reformation.
Events, Landmarks, Activities:
Geneva is famous worldwide for its fine wines that's why many tourists travel here during Caves Ouvertes, which is the city's wine festival held every May. Another popular event is the Geneva Festival which is a 10-day festival held in August and features various happenings and spectacular firework displays. Geneva boasts of its magnificent architecture as seen from the spectacular St Pierre Cathedral and Palace of Nations. Another must-see attraction is the Jet d'Eau which is an amazing fountain on Rhone River. Other must-see sites include the Monument Brunswick, Place Neuve, English Garden and International Museum of the Reformation.
If you are planning to visit the Old Town, then it is best to explore it by foot or bicycle. For farther destinations, take the tram, train or bus or better yet drive a car.