The Geneva Water Fountain, Geneva

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A standout among the city's modern landmarks, the monumental The Geneva Water Fountain has served as one of the city's crowning symbols for over six decades. One of the largest fountains in the world, the structure pumps about 500 l (130 gal) of water each second, its misty plumes reaching a height of over 140 m (450 ft). Most sightseers choose to appreciate the structure from a distance, but if you do not mind a little spray on your clothes, you can inspect it at close range by standing on a pier, accessible from the left bank of the lake. Arrange your visit to The Geneva Water Fountain and discover more family-friendly attractions in Geneva using our Geneva trip maker.
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  • Centre piece to Geneva lake and city. Not the tallest I have seen but very impressive and gives you lots of photo opportunities, especially with the various boats and ferries passing by. You can walk....  more
    Centre piece to Geneva lake and city. Not the tallest I have seen but very impressive and gives you lots of photo opportunities, especially with the various boats and ferries passing by. You can walk....  more »
  • The iconic water jet propelling water more than 100m in the air. I've had this in my list for quite some time but got the chance to visit today. You can actually walk very close to it but do so with.....  more
    The iconic water jet propelling water more than 100m in the air. I've had this in my list for quite some time but got the chance to visit today. You can actually walk very close to it but do so with.....  more »
  • We were fortunate to see the Jet'deau when it was actually running. It was under maintenance a couple of days after. A beautiful site! 
    We were fortunate to see the Jet'deau when it was actually running. It was under maintenance a couple of days after. A beautiful site!  more »
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  • True force, and when nature comes in - beyond description.
  • It was a beautiful day, so the fountain looked amazing against the Geneva city backdrop. Snow capped mountains added to the drama. Absolutely worth a visit. If the weather is fine, consider taking a picnic and enjoy the views from one of the many benches lining the road adjacent to the lake (don't forget to use the bins provided). 🙂
  • Wonderful place to be on sunny days. The fountain is beautiful. There is a beach side on the lake which is even more vibrant with plenty of shops to eat. Lots of parking nearby. Souvenir and other shops are plenty. The whole area is nice with some beautiful parks around. You can spend a whole day in here with the kids. There are lots boat hire tours from the lake.
  • The iconic water jet propelling water more than 100m in the air. I've had this in my list for quite some time but got the chance to visit today. You can actually walk very close to it but do so with a raincoat as the spray is very thick. The whole area is nice to visit with the walkway full of benches to sit down and enjoy a drink.
  • Such a beautiful place to stop and sunbathe. It does get turned off at a certain time each day for a couple of hours but definitely worth a visit. I could watch it everyday and never get bored. Plus there's plenty of places to eat and drink with reasonable prices.

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