Top 15 Things to Do in Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva is a beautiful city surrounded by Switzerland's Alps. Whether visiting in the winter or summer, there is something for everyone in the “city of peace.” The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy biking the city streets, strolling in the numerous parks, or relaxing near Lake Geneva. At the same time, history and art buffs can explore countless museums, such as the Red Cross Museum or one of the old castles. It is truly one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

Although flights to Geneva can be expensive, you can simply fly to Zurich and take the train to Geneva or take a European road trip and take your time seeing all of Switzerland. This guide on the top things to do in Geneva will help visitors plan their next vacation to Geneva, Switzerland.

Things to Do in Geneva

Get on The Waters of Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva is the largest lake in Central Europe and offers beautiful sights with crystal blue water and the Swiss Alps as the backdrop. Visitors can take boat tours, rent paddleboards and kayaks, or even obtain a fishing permit and try their luck catching a trout or bass. Around Lake Geneva, visitors will find historical sites, like Château Chillon, public baths, and many restaurants.

Visit Château Chillon

While at Lake Geneva, do not miss Château Chillon, (also called Chillon Castle). This palace is one of the best-preserved medieval castles in Europe. Explore the grand rooms, admire the beautiful gardens, or sip some of Château Chillon's wine from the castle's vineyard. During the holidays, Chillon Castle becomes a magical oasis with grand décor and beautiful displays that tourists surely do not want to miss.

Visit St. Pierre Cathedral

St. Pierre Cathedral may not look that old from the exterior's 19th-century Neoclassical façade, but parts of this religious spot date back to the 4th century. Most of the interior was created in the 12th century, and it espouses a distinctive Gothic style. Guests can easily spend an hour or two visiting St. Pierre Cathedral.

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