Geneva is renowned as the cradle of the finest watch-making and chocolate-making of the world and promises unparalleled, enriching experiences with respect to both natural and social settings. Activities such as hiking and skiing attract a large number of tourists to the city.
The second largest city in Switzerland, Geneva, is located in the southwest corner of Lake Geneva and is also fringed with the magnificent Alps. The cosmopolitan city has played a vital role in the international political and socio-cultural arena and hosts the highest number of international organisations in the world, including the United Nations and the Red Cross, which has earned it the title of the City of Peace. Geneva also houses the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, which operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world and offers one of the most exciting guided tours you can ever take.
Best travel time:
The best time to visit Geneva is from mid-May to mid-October with sporadic rain or a bit of cool weather or even cold.
The climate of Geneva is moderately continental, with cold winters (temperatures are often around freezing) and warm summers. The daily average temperature ranges from 1 °C (34 °F) in January to 19.5 °C (67 °F) in July.