Lake Geneva is one of Western Europe’s largest lake. Flanked by France on one side and Switzerland on the other, the lake lies in between the mesmerizing Alps. If you are planning on visiting Lake Geneva in the near future, here are the top 6 attractions you need to catch while traveling around it.
Geneva is the largest city on Lake Geneva and houses a whole lot of attractions that will captivate you. Some of these include the Palais des Nations, CERN, the Old Town, Botanic Gardens, Broken Chair Museum, and Mont Saleve to name a few.
Jet d’ Eau Fountain
This is a must visit attraction on the lake. The large fountain is visible from almost anywhere in Geneva and shoots out water to an astounding height 459 feet (140 meters). You can catch the incredible spectacle from the promenade lining the lake or take a boat ride close to the fountain and get drenched by the spray.
Rochers de Naye&Gion
The lakeside city of Montreux is the base station of the Rochers de Naye&Gion mountain railway. The train ride will take you through some of the most enthralling sights you have ever seen, all the way up to a height of 1968 meters. In addition to the numerous hike trails present at the top, there are several viewpoints that offer panoramic views of the surrounding regions. While descending, you can choose to get down at Glion and resume the rest of the journey to the base station aboard the funicular.
This is the second largest city on Lake Geneva and houses the striking Laussane Cathedral that overlooks the lake as well as the old town. The city is also home to the Olympic Museum which has over 10000 Olympics related artifacts. In addition to this, the city is also home to the International Olympic Committee.
If you love music, then the town of Montreux deserves a visit. The town is the host of the world famous annual event, the Montreux Jazz Festival. It also houses numerous recording studios and takes credit for being the founding place for several renowned bands like Deep Purple, Queen, the Dubliners and Led Zeppelin, etc.
After visiting all the attractions around the lake, you can opt to go on a cruise on the lake itself. The cruise will allow you to visit several of the major lakeside towns in addition to enjoy scenic lunches and dinners aboard it. Paragliding is another common activity on Lake Geneva. A paragliding tour will last 90 minutes and take you around the mountains and over the lake, offering you exceptional viewpoints from unimaginable angles.
If you are visiting Lake Geneva and don’t have much time to visit all the attractions, take a look at the top 6 attractions you definitely cannot miss out on while visiting the lake. These attractions will ensure that your visit to Lake Geneva remains fresh in your memories for many years.