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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  • I’m sure it’s really cool when it’s going, but it’s turned off for a couple of weeks for maintenance! Still a beautiful water view over the lake, but don’t waste time looking for it ; ) 
    I’m sure it’s really cool when it’s going, but it’s turned off for a couple of weeks for maintenance! Still a beautiful water view over the lake, but don’t waste time looking for it ; )  more »
  • Many things to do, view, and enjoy. AZ has something similar, but this one is much higher and constant. We took many pictures and very much enjoyed the view of Lake Geneva!! 
    Many things to do, view, and enjoy. AZ has something similar, but this one is much higher and constant. We took many pictures and very much enjoyed the view of Lake Geneva!!  more »
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  • This is the famous fountain that is such an icon for Geneva. Granted that it in itself is not special but for some reason it is a very scenic water feature. It is turned off at night so very environmentally conscious! You cannot miss seeing this feature from any part of the lakeshore/lakeside areas but some spots allow for better picture taking capabilities.
  • A Geneva landmark that should definitely be visited. The fountain shoots the water up to 140 meters high and provides a nice cool down in summer :) So definitely take a rain jacket or rain jacket with you when you approach the fountain. On the platform there are loungers that invite you to relax. When the sun is shining you can see very beautiful rainbows. A small entrance with white sand and crystal clear water makes you think you are in a tropical paradise (Check photos and videos)

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