Welcome to Geneva

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Geneva nestles like a sparkling jewel on the shores of Lake Geneva. Here everything exudes quality, elegance and a cosmopolitan lifestyle. The place is buzzing with people from all corners of the world. The city has excellent restaurants, exclusive shops, beautiful parks, a vibrant cultural life and interesting museums. A practical aspect is that Geneva is geographically quite small. You can wander around the town in an hour, and it is easy to go on quick one-day excursions to the idyllic surroundings.


Population 194,245
Currency Swiss Franc (CHF) 1 = 100 Rappen
Opening hours The normal opening hours for shops in Geneva are 8.30am-7pm on weekdays. Most shops close for lunch between 12pm-2pm. Shops stay open until 8pm on Thursdays but are open on Sundays at their own discretion.
Newspapers Le Temps
Tribune de Genève
Le Matin
24 Heures
Magasine L´Hebdo
Emergency numbers European SOS: 112
Ambulance: 144
Police: 117
Fire Brigade: 118
Tourist information Geneva Tourism & Conventions - Touristical information
Rue du Mont-Blanc 18, Geneva
Open Mon 10am-6pm. Tue-Sat 9am-6pm. Sundays and public holidays 10am-4pm
+41 22 909 70 00