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Brunswick Monument, Geneva

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The Brunswick Monument is a mausoleum built in 1879 in Geneva, Switzerland to commemorate the life of Charles II, Duke of Brunswick (1804 - 1873). He bequeathed his fortune to the city of Geneva in exchange for a monument to be built in his name, specifying that it be a replica of the Scaliger Tombs in Verona, Italy.
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  • Visited during the walk to the Lake, is a mausoleum dedicated to a patron of Geneva. Is not recommended at all.
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  • A sign at the entrance says as the town of Geneva, to the Duke of Brunswick, promoted the monument and gardens that surround it. Free access, it has also several sources of non-potable water. Centrally located, is also a kind of mausoleum of Baroque forms.
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  • run down monument off the main lake side road, no signs in English to explain, railing all around to protect it from vandels but only ends up blocking view, entrance to small park with local winos dri...  read more »
  • Nice place to hang out and an easy place to describe to meet people. Nice views of Lake Geneva too (of course!).
  • Looks really cool nad unique
  • Really beautiful place to visit, try to plan it when it's not rainy otherwise you won't enjoy it totally.
  • Take a picture and go...
  • Nice and clean little park with plenty of seating, shade trees, and a small restaurant. Sunbathing or cosy afternoon/evening with picnic suitable for it. All around, there are bushes and trees that shielded the Green against insights from the outside. I have not visited the restaurant, but it looks inviting. Also covered seats are available, if you are surprised by a brief rain shower. The monument or tomb stands for an exceptional man of his time, Duke Karl II of Brunswick-Lüneburg. A bon vivant with a lavish lifestyle and a rather confrontational character. The protected monument Brunswick monument impresses with its architecture and its history. The mausoleum built in neo-Gothic style, is a historical reproduction of the family tomb of the Scaligeri in the Italian Verona from the 14th century and was built at the request of the Duke of Brunswick. The linguist and musician riders Duke Charles II of Brunswick. was a true original. He was born in 1804 and 1830 chased away from his Duchy in the present-day Germany. On his flight into exile through several European cities, he also arrived in Paris, where he made a fortune, and then settled in Geneva. He died in 1873 and left his huge fortune in return for a nice funeral and a memorial that bears his name to the city of Geneva. Previously was still never a mausoleum in Geneva was built, which is why the construction evoked many discussions. The monument was erected in the Jardin des Alpes, the former natural harbour port of Pâquis, finally
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