Geneva is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva and the second most populous city in Switzerland.
One of the most famous attractions in the city is the lake, with its famous fountain. Lake Geneva is Europe’s largest Alpine lake and it’s shared between Switzerland and France.
One of the most famous landmarks in Geneva is the water fountain, Jet d’Eau. Five hundred liters of water are propelled to a height of up to 140 m, with a speed of 200 km/h.
The fountain we see today is the third version. The first one was in operation between 1886-1890, when it was running 15 min each Sunday to release pressure at the city’s water station and it reached a height of 30m.
The second one is from 1891 onward – it was in use on Sundays and public holidays and it reached 90 m. The current version was installed in 1951 and it switched to pumping lake water instead of city water.
Geneva is famous for watch making, and to celebrate this tradition the city created the largest flower clock in the world, in 1955. The clock face changes with the seasons and you can admire it next to the lake, in the English Gardens.