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Brunswick Monument
Brunswick Monument

Brunswick Monument

Quai du Mont Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland

The basics

To really appreciate the Brunswick Monument, you need to uncover its unusual history. Several walking and Segway tours stop here on their way into Geneva’s Old Town, with a guide providing illuminating insight into the landmark’s surprising origins. If you’re visiting independently, you won’t need long to admire the elaborate structure and its protective winged lions, leaving plenty of time to unwind in the landscaped gardens or continue along the Quai du Mont Blanc.

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Things to know before you go

  • There are steps up to the monument from Quai du Mont Blanc; wheelchair and stroller-friendly pathways can be found on park-adjacent roads.
  • The monument’s exterior is freely accessible to the public.
  • The trendy cafe behind the monument is popular among locals and visitors alike.
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How to get there

The Brunswick Monument is less than a 10-minute walk from Geneva Station, straight down Rue des Alpes. The monument is also close to city ferry terminals, which connect to several other towns on Lake Geneva.

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When to get there

The outdoor monument is best saved for a warm, sunny day when you can pack a picnic or soak up the impressive sight over an alfresco lunch in a nearby cafe.

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Geneva’s Water Fountain

Look directly across the lake from your monument vantage point to see one of Geneva’s most iconic sights: the Geneva Water Fountain spraying jets of water 460 feet (140 meters) into the air. Brave souls can walk directly to the fountain along a narrow promenade from Quai Gustave Ador—though be prepared for a soaking if the direction of the wind changes.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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