While Geneva is only Switzerland’s second-largest city it occupies a much larger footprint in world affairs with more than a hundred government and international bodies headquartered here. The city located in Romandy, the French speaking part of Switzerland, only became a Swiss Canton in 1813. Blessed with an amazing natural setting, Geneva is on the shores of Europe’s largest Alpine lake and visitors can see stunning views of the snowcapped Mont Blanc and the city’s landmark, the Jet d’Eau. Geneva is undoubtedly Switzerland’s gourmet capital as well as a major cultural hub of the country. Pricey as it maybe, Geneva packs enough to make it a must-visit stop on your Europe itinerary.
Geneva is divided by the enormous Lac Léman (also known as Lake Geneva) and the snaking Rhône River. Some of Geneva’s major neighborhoods are:
Vieille Ville (Old Town):
Geneva in 3 Days (Source: Visit A City)
Most services include a service charge on the bill, which means tipping is not required. Because of the decently high wages of the workers in Switzerland, tipping is considerably low than in other countries and is only expected in certain situations such as tipping hotel staff, etc.