Located in Switzerland, Geneva is one of the top financial and cultural centres of Europe. During the medieval period, Geneva was part of the Holy Roman Empire; by the mid-1500s, the city found a spiritual leader in John Calvin, a major figure in the Protestant Reformation. In the late 1700s, France annexed the area, but the city became part of the Swiss Confederation in 1814. Most Geneva hotels are within walking distance of the major attractions, so you'll immerse yourself in the city's history simply by stepping outside your hotel.
Books, Music, Knowledge
The city is filled with museums, art galleries, libraries, and theatres. Geneva is a setting in books ranging from Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" to Marry Shelley’s "Frankenstein," and as you wander around the city, you'll be sure to discover new favorites in literature, history, and music.
With average winter lows near 1 to 2 degrees Celsius and summer highs around 15 degrees, Geneva is comfortable throughout the year.
Rent a car in Geneva to see the city's sights. You can tour the Palais de Nations, which are the meeting rooms of the United Nations. Discover more about the contributions of the Red Cross at their Geneva museum. Learn more about the work being done in particle physics at CERN's Microcosm Museum. When you stay at a Geneva hotel, you'll be near the buildings that are shaping modern European culture, and the staff at the hotels in Geneva, Switzerland can help you choose the most interesting sites to visit.
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