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 »
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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). 🙂

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