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The Geneva Water Fountain, Geneva

Categories: Fountains, Tourist Spots
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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to The Geneva Water Fountain by using our Geneva tour planner.
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  • This massive gravity-fed fountain is 140m high. Unfortunately, it doesn't operate 24hrs a day or 365 days a year but you should make an effort to see it in action. A pier, which you can walk along, st...  read more »
  • This Jet is the image of the city, and at night is lit up. I got good pictures of your surroundings
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  • One of the most beautiful places to visit in Geneva is its Lake, see the Jet of water to more than 100 meters high is something incredible..
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  • Not the Tour Eiffel, but Geneve is not Paris. You can not lost it if in Geneve. Really nice the history of how it has been created (at the beginning of the dock there is the explication in French ad English). At the beginning of the dock there is à sighter that you can use to mesure the high of the "Jet d'Eau" that changes depending on the wind. You can walk just besides the Jet but be ready to get wet if the wind is in the "wrong" direction (be carefully to the slippery floor)
  • What else? The Eiffel tower of Geneva. This is clearly the main attraction. Grab a beer or a bottle of wine and seat near by it. Go on the south bank where you'll be able to catch a nice sunset with the fountain in the foreground.
  • A humongous and sparkling jet of water that flies high into the air, enthralling both tourists and locals alike. What's not to like? In the summer, it creates a calming mist in the entire surrounding area. Definitely worth a visit, as it's one of Switzerland's famous landmarks.
  • Interesting. There is a sign in french and english explaining the history and you can walk along the pier to get up next to it.
  • It's very pleasant on a sunny day, so you can see some rainbow as well. It's nice to just sit and relax near the pier. It can be windy in Geneva and the Jet can be turned off. So if you wanna take pictures, do it when you see it running.
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