As an important financial center, Geneva is also known as "the smallest metropolis in the world" and impresses with its 140-meter-high water fountain "Jet d'eau" on the shores of Lake Geneva. Geneva proves its global importance with the fact that the city is the headquarters of many international organizations. The World Health Organization (WHO), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations (UN), to name just a few, are based in Geneva.
The Geneva region is the smallest of the 13 tourist regions in Switzerland. It is largely surrounded by France. In addition to the city of Geneva and a southwestern part of Lake Geneva, the region also includes several small towns around the Rhone River and several vineyards. Geneva is the cradle of watchmaking. A symbol of this is the "l`horloge Fleuri ", which means "flowering clock", in the English Garden. The city of Geneva has a wide range of cultural opportunities. Many activities take place on and around Lake Geneva
What are the cultural offerings in Geneva?
Geneva has some very interesting museums, including a watch museum with about 4500 exhibits. The "Musée International d'Horlogerie" (MIH) also offers some experiments for the visitors. In addition, watchmakers can be observed during restoration work. Also the Patek Philippe Museum offers watch movements with collections from the last 500 years
The Geneva Theater is a house of world renown. The largest stage in Switzerland has 1500 seats
The old town of Geneva offers coziness as well as galleries, antique stores and sights like beautiful old fountains. Old private art collections show small museums like the Museum Barbier-Mueller. There is also the Musée d'art et d'histoire]as the largest art museum in Geneva. An important ethnographic museum is the Museum of Ethnology. Here are exhibited more than 100,000 objects.