Why choose Geneva?

"The smallest big metropolis in the world" for some, "Capital of peace" for others, Geneva has always welcomed guests from all over the world. Better known around the world as the headquarters of the United Nations and the International Comittee of the Red Cross, every year out city attracts thousands of people during conferences, meetings and sessions.


For the third time in four years, Geneva has been awarded the trophy in the category “Europe’s Leading City Break Destination 2017” on the occasion of the World Travel Awards (WTA), considered as the "Oscars of the tourism industry".

  • At the heart of Europe
    Direct flights to more than 140 destinations and high-speed trains serving the main European cities
  • 6 minutes
    The shortest train journey in Europe to reach the centre of town from the airport
  • Free public transport
    From the airport, then for the entire duration of your stay for visitors staying in Geneva hotels
  • The largest
    capacity for congresses and exhibitions in Switzerland
  • 8,1%
    The lowest VAT in Europe
  • 128 hotels
    and 9700 rooms
  • The smallest of great capitals
    with only 190,000 habitants, but which nevertheless accommodates 35 international organisations and 250 NGOs
  • One of the most beautiful regions in Europe
    with its spectacular scenery between the lake and the mountains

Beautifully situated on the shores of Lake Geneva and close to the Alps

Geneva enjoys very easy accessibility thanks to attractive air and land routes. Its high-quality hotels on offer provide you with a free card for Geneva public transport.

The city offers a wealth of cultural activities all year round as well as access to free WiFi in many places. Thanks to the Geneva Pass, you can enjoy a multitude of activities at reduced rates.

International Geneva

Capital of peace

Geneva houses the European headquarters of the UN and the main headquarters of the Red Cross. For this reason, the city is often referred to as the "Capital of peace".

International Geneva

International Comittee of the Red Cross

Geneva, cradle of the Red Cross, houses the only museum dedicated to the work of Henry Dunant.

Emotion, discovery, reflection: the permanent exhibition of the Museum proposes a unique introductory experience to humanitarian action. The new scenography entitled "The Humanitarian Adventure" is organized in three themed spaces, designed by architects of international renown and different cultural horizons: defending human dignity, reconstructing family ties and limiting natural risks.
A visit to experience and share with twelve witnesses of our time.

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