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Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Geneva is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva, and the second largest city in Switzerland after Zurich, as well the most populated city in the French speaking part of the country Romandie. Geneva is situated where the Rhône River exits Lake Geneva. As of latest measurement the city has a population of 200 thousand people.

Some locals think of Geneva as “a continent on its own” while travelers at first shall refer to it as home of the European United Nation offices, yet even a short trip to Geneva can change this opinion quickly. The city center offers nearly anything, ranging from exclusive shopping areas to a rich culture and cultural input. It’s packed with museums, cathedrals and other historical sightseeing. It’s also houses several spacious parks which have been created by financial input of wealthy citizens, where during summer months free concerts and theaters are being held. Other than that the parks are used as a preparation for the Geneva nightlife.

Getting round in the city isn’t any problem either, like most cities in Switzerland there’s a efficient public transport. The Transports Publics Genevois provides frequent bus, tram, boat ‘mouette’ and suburban train service to within a block or two from important buildings and most sightseeing. Besides the fact that the old city center, and business districts easily can be explored on foot.

Visiting Geneva from the United States? Then, you will no longer need a visa to enter Switzerland. Bring along your US passport, of course you get up to 90 days stay in Geneva. Also make sure that you have all your travel documents and necessary visas because you may have to pass through other cities, such as London.