15 Most Instagrammable Places in Geneva
If you’re traveling to the picturesque Geneva and are looking for some sightseeing inspiration then look no further. We have put together our 15 most instagrammable places to see in Geneva which are sure to spice up your Instagram feed.
There is everything from futuristic science museums, ancient castles, lakes, mountains and countryside. The great thing is, all these amazing places are pretty close together, so you’ll have no problems getting most of these attractions done in a long weekend.
So, let’s get started…
If you’re curious to find out what the universe is made of and how it all started, then CERN is an excellent choice for anyone interested in science. A great educational and fun day for all the family.
It’s totally free to visit, however, be sure to book your tour at least two weeks in advance as it gets booked up pretty quickly. You will have access to interactive areas, historical timelines and multiple exhibition halls, all of which available in multiple languages.
Not only will this place fascinate you but there are some great picture opportunities here if you’re looking for something that bit different on your Instagram profile.
The Brunswick Monument was built to celebrate the life of the Duke of Brunswick, Charles D’Este-Guelph, who left the city all his money in return for the construction of this beautiful monument we have today.
At the Brunswick Monument, you will also enjoy stunning views of Lake Geneva and Jet D’eau. Take a walk around the beautiful surrounding gardens where you find various monuments and colorful flower beds for even more Instagram opportunities.
You are sure to get some gorgeous pictures here, not just of the monument but the surroundings too, great for families too, as there’s plenty of room for the kids to run around with shops and restaurants all nearby.
Approximately just a 1o minute walk from the Reformation Wall, this beautiful orthodox Russian style church is something you should definitely check out on your trip to Geneva. This church is stunning inside and out and you’re sure to get some impressive pictures for your Instagram feed.
Lake Geneva – Chillon Castle
Located on the beautiful Lake Geneva lies Chillon Castle, which used to be an old chateau that used to make wine. Take a guided tour where you will explore the castle, paintings and everything it has to offer, at the end of the tour you can also buy their fine wine.
If you’re not traveling light make sure you bring some coins with you for a locker, it’s only 1 CHF. Outside there is a gift shop for souvenirs and ice-cream, not to mention you will get stunning pictures from every angle possible.
This museum is housed in a late 19th-century building and was designed for large ceramics and glass collections. The collection features ceramics from all over the world from Italy, Spain, Germany and many more. The building itself is absolutely stunning making it an awesome shot for your Instagram profile. So even if you’re not into ceramics, it’s definitely worth checking out, especially if you’re visiting the UN building as it’s only a few minutes’ walk across Ariana park.
The Reformation Wall honors hero’s, events and documents of the Protestant Reformation by depicting them in statues and bas-reliefs. Each statue stands 15 foot tall making it an incredible sight to behold. I would recommend getting there early so you can enjoy it in peace and get that perfect picture.
Standing a whopping 30 feet high and 325 feet long the Reformation Wall dominates the Parc Des Bastions. This monument is built into the old city walls of Geneva and is located in beautiful surroundings, where you will get amazing pictures at every turn. There is plenty to do here and even features outdoor chess you can play, you are also very close to the famous St Pierre’s Cathedral and the park for the kids.
Standing proudly at 12 metres high, the three-legged chair catches the eye from afar. The sculpture was created by artist Daniel Berset and constructed by the carpenter Louis Genève to symbolize opposition to land mines and cluster bombs that broke the bones of young children and adults during the war.
The monumental iconic sculpture is located just across the street from the Palace of Nations, there are many water fountains that shoot from the floor, some great photo opportunities making it an all-round must see if you’re in the area. So, if like art and history this is the place to be.
United Nations Headquarters
The United Nations Office is the second largest of the four major offices. It’s worth getting a guided tour here if you’re interested in history and current world affairs. The queues can get long so be prepared to wait a while. You can still have a great time walking around outside seeing all the flags, the broken chair and there are water fountains which the kids can play in, all for free!
Viaduc de la Jonction – The Junction
The junction Point is famous because it’s where two great rivers meet and merge together, the Rhône and the Arve. The clear waters of the Rhône mix with the milky waters of the Arve creating a photographer’s dream, especially with Geneva and the snow-capped mountains in the background.
I would recommend visiting here on a clear sunny day as the colours are more dramatic, make sure you get on the railroad bridge for the ultimate position to capture the best picture, that is unless you have a drone. Don’t stop there though, take the time to go for a swim in the river and jump in from the bridges if you’re brave enough.
Carouge is known for its Sardinian architecture and having some of the best handicraft, wine and chocolate makers around. You will find lovely buildings and quaint streets around every corner making it a welcomed relief from the hustle of central Geneva. You won’t have to worry about crowds getting in the way of your perfect picture here.
The Flower Clock
In 1955 the flower clock was unveiled to acknowledge that Switzerland is the capital of making the finest most precise watches in the world.
The flower clock is located on the western edge of the Jardin Anglais. An incredible 6,500 plants and shrubs are used to make the clock face and the flowers bloom with the different seasons of the year.
Not only will you get some colorful pictures of the clock, but the park and gardens are also really beautiful too. So take a picnic and have a great day exploring.
The Old Town
Why not take a wonder in Geneva’s breath-taking old town and get lost within its beautiful maze of picturesque streets and ancient buildings? You are sure to be left speechless and will find an array of amazing picture opportunities at every turn.
When exploring Geneva’s iconic old town, you will encounter stunning cathedrals, a vast selection of cultural activities, art galleries, gorgeous cafes, and restaurants. There is an abundance of things to do here, some of the top picks being; Cathédrale St-Pierre, La Place du Bourg-de-Four, Maison Tavel, Barbier-Mueller Museum, Promenade de la Treille, the old arsenal and the International Museum of the Reformation.
Jet D’eau Fountain
The iconic fountain is probably the main tourist attraction in Geneva, it was built in 1886 and is one of the tallest fountains in the world, measuring 140m in height. The fountain became a symbol of the city and because of this, it was moved to the center of the lake in 1891.
You can get some great pictures of the fountain from just about anywhere. Whether it’s up close on the wall that leads to the fountain or from St Pierre’s Cathedral. You can also take a boat ride around the fountain which the kids will love.
Why not take a day trip and escape the city for a more tranquil and peaceful setting. Geneva is located conveniently next to some stunning countryside and mountains, which are easily accessible for anyone looking to mix up their stay in Geneva. You can do a multi-center or just take a day trip, there are many quaint little villages and towns ready to be explored without the flock of lots of tourists.
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