Watch the watchmaker when you come to Geneva
The flight from Sydney to Geneva (SYD - GVA) may be long, but when you arrive in this beautiful Swiss city it will take not much time to find out that it was really worth it. Depending on your personal preferences there is a lot to see and do in Geneva. To some it is the city of the watchmakers, where Rolex, Patek Philippe or Baume & Mercier have their origins. For the lovers of “Haute Horlogerie”, the high art of watchmaking, Geneva is the center of their world. That is also true for physicists, because here is the home of CERN, where the Large Hadron Collider is working under the city and the lake to smash our ideas how the physical world works. Other notable international organizations like the WTO, the UNHCR or WHO among others took their seat in the city on the lake. Take a walk around and see the beautiful sights of Geneva. In the background you see the majestic Swiss and French Alps, with Mont Blanc looming on the horizon. In front of the city Lake Geneva is stretching away. On the harbor entrance you can see a high water fountain going up, the Jet d’Eau, one of Geneva’s landmarks. Rent yourself a boat and take a trip over the lake to visit Montreaux, where with some luck the world famous Montreaux Jazz Festival takes place. Or visit the Villa Diodati in Cologny, where Lord Byron once entertained Percy and Mary Shelley and where a story writing contest led to the creation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, situated right here in the Alps. In Geneva is also the birthplace of French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. For the sport fan there is of course one of the best skiing conditions worldwide, in the summer hikers, mountain bikers and climbers are blessed with perfect conditions. If you want a real challenge, take the one hour ride to Chamonix in France and try the Mont Blanc itself. But also for the friends of sailing Geneva is a magnet. Once a year there is a sailing regatta called Bol d’Or that goes right around the lake. On the tour you cross the border between France and Switzerland a couple of times, because it goes through the middle of Lake Geneva. As you can see, Geneva is much more than an international diplomacy hub, so book your flight online right away and enjoy the pleasures of Switzerland in Geneva.