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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  • This seems to be a focal point of Geneva and, whilst there may be more spectacular things to see in the World, it is still worth a visit. It’s a nice walk around the lake anyway especially when the su...  more »
  • Like everyone else, before going to a city looking for information on it. And this is one of the first things that appears. Seen from any point of the Lake, it impresses the height. It is identity. Impress Watch it with the lights of the city in the background. According to the wind direction moves the water. You must be careful not soak in nearby areas.
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  • The jet can be seen from various places around Geneva and there is a jetty which allows you to walk right up to the jet. It is very impressive especially up close so I would definitely recommend walki...  more »
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  • Very clean and easy to reach the way fountain. The bridge has been re-made. It is less narrower and safer. Definitely worth the fun. Best in the summer as the water is sprinkled by the wind. Can be seen from the plane and from the mountain Salève. Great for kids and families who want ice cream and toilets nearby.
  • Really nice and a must do if you visit Geneve! It is 140 m high and you can see it from nearly every place as long as there are no buildings in your sight 😀. It is free to visit and you can go there any time. You might get wet if go go too close and the wind is blowing in your direction, but that isn't bad on a hot summer day!
  • Probably the most recognisable fountain (water jet) in the world, in the lake of Geneva. Wonderful, huge lake on a glorious day with the ferries operating up and down, a sight to behold. We walked from the opposite side of the fountain all the way around the lake edge, Geneva is very picturesque I remember watching the Champions as a kid and inspired by the opening scenes of this enormous spray, now here, living it. GREAT!!!
  • The fountain rises high majestically to height of, say, more than 60 metres I guess. You can choose to get drenched or watch it safely from a distance as I did. A must do item at Geneva. It is about 1.5 km of pleasant walk from Cornivan main train station.
  • Geneva water fountain, also called Jet d'Eau (meaning 'water jet'), is located near the city center. This is the best tourist attraction in Geneva. With an interesting historical influence the fountain was originally installed in 1886 to pump lake water. Iconic representation of Swiss people towards cleanliness and environmental protection. And of course, a great place for selfie.
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