Es un placer darles la bienvenida al InterContinental Geneva. Mi equipo de consejería y yo, es un honor tenerlo con nosotros y compartir con usted los secretos de nuestra hermosa ciudad.
Un edificio de 18 pisos, ubicado en la zona residencial de Petit Saconnex. El hotel cuenta con varios restaurantes y bares - que le permite probar diferentes experiencias gastronómicas durante el verano, el restaurante al aire libre con piscina climatizada ofrece un ambiente exclusivo lounge. Todo esto, combinado con una amplia gama de lugares para ver y visitar - Ginebra es un lugar perfecto para negocios o placer.
Geneva is a sparkling city, rich in history and embedded in gorgeous scenery. The rolling Alps and beautiful lake are views you will never tire of. But it's also a small enough city to get to know quite quickly. After a leisurely breakfast, just take bus no. 5 in front of the hotel, direction Bel-Air, right to the heart of Geneva's historical district where you can admire three of Geneva's cultural landmarks: the Grand Theater, the Music Conservatory and the Rath Museum. The architecture is breathtaking and should also give you a sense of the place, and the influences under which the city has evolved. Afterwards, take a walk through the Parc des Bastions and discover the famous Reformation Wall that shows the four great figures of Calvinism, an integral and symbolic part of Switzerland's history. Walk up the hill to the Old Town where you can enjoy an authentic Swiss lunch at Les Armures. With a bit of luck, you can have the table where President Clinton first discovered the real taste of Swiss cheese fondue. Alternatively you can return to the hotel for lunch at the Woods restaurant, where you can taste a huge array of great wines.
Después de comer, dar un paseo por el Jardín Botánico, a 10 minutos del hotel, donde podrá disfrutar de 15 000 especies de plantas de todo el mundo. La imaginación de la madre naturaleza sigue siendo ilimitada. Luego tome un merecido en la hermosa terraza del Lago Pearl, un lugar idílico para el descanso de la tarde. Disfrute de una copa de Pinot Negro con una hermosa vista del lago de Ginebra.
Termine la noche con un poco de aventura visitando Casino du Lac, a sólo cinco minutos del hotel en coche. Tener un giro en las mesas y si tienes suerte, puede dejar de Ginebra con algo más que recuerdos maravillosos.
With cheese fondue, drink only white wine or hot tea to avoid stomachaches.
If you intend to use public transport, don't forget to buy your ticket at the bus stop as you won't be able to do it on board. Special Tip: if you are a frequent traveller to Geneva, it is worth considering buying a Half Fare Card, which entitles you to 50% discount on regular fares on trains. Train reservations are not required in Switzerland.
Most restaurants will be closed between 2pm and 7pm.
Service is included in the bill for things like restaurants and taxis.
With the GENEVA PASS, you take advantage of Geneva's large tourist offer – more than 40 free offers, preferential rates and gifts! The principle is very simple. The moment you hold your GENEVA PASS, valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours, you can set forth to discover Geneva. It is your "open Sesame" to museums, cruises, visits, tours and many other surprises... Geneva is a world of its own Known worldwide for its majestic water fountain, Geneva will never cease to surprise you! Two thousand years of history, a range of cultural events as only the major capitals can offer, an intense nightlife, an idyllic setting and a luxuriant countryside make Geneva a must-see … with your Geneva Pass.
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International Red Cross Museum
The humanitarian adventure Emotion, discovery, reflection: the Museum offers you a unique opportunity to enter into the history of humanitarian action. Three separate areas, each developed by a well-known exhibition architect, allow you to explore three major challenges in today’s world: Defending human dignity, Restoring family links, Reducing natural risks. An interactive chronology unfurls 150 years of humanitarian history, while Current focus enables you to track Red Cross and Red Crescent operations right around the globe.
ARCHÄOLOGISCHE AUSGRABUNGSSTÄTTE AM PETERSDOM
Explore the secrets of St Peter's Cathedral by visiting its towers. Whether in summer or winter, the most beautiful view of Geneva and the lake awaits you from the top of the Cathedral's towers. During the visit you'll be able to climb the 157 steps of the towers leading to the top of the Cathedral. You will also discover magnificent architectural treasures - an emblematic symbol of the Reformation. In addition, the Cathedral holds the largest collection of Romanesque and Gothic capitals in Switzerland, while the stained-glass windows, identical to the Renaissance examples found in the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire (Museum of Art and History) date back to restoration work carried out in the 19th century.
The Geneva Water Fountain (Jet d'Eau)
he lakeshore’s star attraction is the elegant water fountain, dazzling visitors as it shoots 140 metres into the sky. Originally a simple security valve at the Coulouvrenière hydraulic factory, the Jet d'Eau has become the landmark of Geneva. Its millions of air bubbles will immediately put you under its spell. The fountain came into being by chance. In 1886, a hydraulic power station was built to deliver water under pressure from the Rhône to the city’s fountains, households and factories. One evening, pressure build-ups forced the engineers to install a special pressure relief valve. This marked the birth of the Jet d’Eau. The ephemeral work of art soon became a tourist attraction and was moved closer to the lakeside. With time, water column grew taller. Since 1951, an autonomous pumping station has propelled 500 litres of water per second to a height of 140 metres at a speed of 200 km/h (124 mph).
A Globe of Science and Innovation (CERN)
The Globe of Science and Innovation is a landmark for CERN and a symbol of sustainable development for all. It is 27 metres high and 40 metres in diameter, which is about the size of the St. Peter's Basilica's dome in Rome! A unique visual landmark by day and by night, the Globe of Science and Innovation is a metaphor for Planet Earth. On the ground floor , the ‘Universe of Particles’ exhibition takes the visitor on a journey deep into the world of particles and back to the Big Bang.
A Symbol for Peace - The Broken Chair
‘Broken Chair’ is the work of sculptor Daniel Berset. It was made in 1997 for the NGO Handicap International. Its message is simple: remember the victims of landmines, urge your government to promote a ban on landmines. To illustrate this combat, the Broken Chair stands on three legs, the fourth being splintered half way up. The Chair stands proudly to a height of 12 metres and has an air of dignity. Nearby: the European headquarters of the United Nations, guided tours.
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Euros are accepted everywhere, even in taxis, however it is advised that you exchange some money into Swiss Franc to benefit from a better exchange rate.
The electric adaptor in Switzerland is unique.
Being close to the French Alps it would be a shame to miss the beauty of places such as Mont Blanc, Yvoire and Evian. Before you arrive check whether you require a Schengen Visa to cross the border.
If you are coming by car in Winter, you should make sure to have snow tyres.
In Geneva you really can walk everywhere - it's the best way to get around and learn about the city, There is so much to see - so don't forget your camera.
Desde el aeropuerto: * Tome la carretera hacia Grand Saconnex * Ir directamente a la Place des Nations Unies. * Gire a la derecha en Chemin du Petit-Saconnex, a sólo 200 metros antes de la Place des Nations Unies. * El hotel está situado en la esquina y sólo 5 minutos del aeropuerto.
Lausanne: * A1 tomar la iniciativa en Ginebra * A1, tomar la iniciativa de Francia, Ginebra - La Praille - Aeropuerto * A1, salida Grand Saconnex Ferney Palexpo * A continuación, siga la dirección Grand-Saconnex, Ferney-Flete de Carga * En el cruce, gire a la derecha y tomar el puente sobre la autopista * En la rotonda, siga recto, usted Route de Ferney * Continúe unos 2 km sobre la carretera de Ferney. * El hotel (66 metros de altura) está situado a la derecha. * Gire a la derecha en Chemin du Petit-Saconnex.
Lyon, Annecy y Chamonix: * Cruz Bardonnex las costumbres. Autopista (A1) * A1 en la dirección de Lausana durante unos 8 km * A1, salida Grand Saconnex, Ferney-Flete de Carga * En la rotonda gire a la derecha, usted Route de Ferney * Continúe unos 2 km sobre la carretera de Ferney. * El hotel (66 metros de altura) se encuentra en el lado derecho. * Gire a la derecha en Chemin du Petit-Saconnex