Geneva Tourism & Convention Bureau

Rue Pecolat 1 P. O. Box 1602 1211

Geneva Tourism & Convention Bureau

Welcome to downtown Europe, welcome to Geneva. Geneva offers the perfect destination for any kind of event in a multitude of ways: expertise, accessibility, and Swiss professionalism go hand in hand with a powerful international network. Geneva, the “Capital of Peace”, offers you top-quality congress infrastructure and a high level of expertise in several domains such as academic, medical, finance or innovation. The city is also home to 41 international organisations, including the United Nations and 750 NGOs ensuring you a close connection with them. Every day, we are hosting the world and major international event organisers trust our expertise & know-how. Your delegates will easily access Geneva’s airport with its 140 direct flights from all round the globe. Using our efficient public transport system, free of charge, they will reach the city centre in just 7 minutes. And discover that we speak perfect worldish here; with 190 nationalities living here, the city is genuinely international. They will feel at ease, taking advantage of the beautiful natural environment, the local ‘art de vivre’ and our culture. Do you need more to guarantee a high level of participation? Sustainability, stability, punctuality and Swiss value for your money are your assets for a successful event: with predictable budgets - and the lowest VAT in Europe (7.7%) - you can expect the expected in Geneva.

Distance from airport

  • Geneva International Airport

    3 mi. from city center

Local Attractions

Geneva, Switzerland's Capital of Gastronomy

Geneva is truly a city with good taste! It has the best restaurants in Switzerland, with more than 20 Michelin starred establishments and 60 listed by Gault Millau. The most discerning palates know where to come.

Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Mamco)

Connoisseurs and those new to contemporary art know that visiting the Mamco is mandatory when in Geneva. This museum has made an entire district of Geneva a European hub of modern art. The Mamco is the largest and youngest museum of contemporary art in Switzerland. It is internationally renowned as a reference on the contemporary art scene, based on a collection of 4,000 items, a third of which is owned by the museum. Since opening in 1994, the Museum has held over 450 exhibitions, reflecting the diversity and dynamism of the Swiss and international art scene. Three times a year, the Mamco adds a new feature to its permanent exhibition. The programme is divided into two three-year sequences.

A Globe for Science and Innovation (CERN)

The Globe of Science and Innovation is a landmark for CERN and a symbol of sustainable development for all. It is 27 metres high and 40 metres in diameter, which is about the size of the St. Peter's Basilica's dome in Rome! A unique visual landmark by day and by night, the Globe of Science and Innovation is a metaphor for Planet Earth. On the ground floor , the ‘Universe of Particles’ exhibition takes the visitor on a journey deep into the world of particles and back to the Big Bang.

Shopping streets

Imagine a city where prestigious watches set the time. An entire street is lined with luxury brands and great names in fashion. However, the most sumptuous showcases belong to the Genevan Haute Horlogerie. Truly a dazzling experience! For the master-watchmakers of the city, perfection is tradition as they create timepieces of eternal beauty. You can admire them in the luxury boutiques of Rue du Rhône, a shopping mile with more elegant shops than anywhere else! Amateurs of beautiful watches can follow the “Watch Tour” to the Patek Philippe Museum, the Cité du Temps and the Piaget Time Gallery.

A Mediterranean Touch - Carouge

A village in the city. Carouge, this ancient market town that formerly belonged to the kingdom of Sardinia, lives a Genevan version of “la dolce vita”. Its streets lined with boutiques, food shops and workshops exude a Bohemian atmosphere. Visitors appreciate the lively ambience on its leafy squares. Carouge, across the River Arve, is the Greenwich Village of Geneva. You can spend hours strolling along the streets and window shopping in its galleries and boutiques. The Mediterranean architecture reflects its Sardinian origins, giving it this air of the South. Spend a relaxing few hours on its shaded terraces in the company of residents, craftsmen, antique dealers or artists. Or an evening with Geneva’s smart set in a trendy bar!

United Nations European Headquarters

Historical landmark
The Palais des Nations, built between 1929 and 1936, is the European headquarters of the United Nations. This centre of world diplomacy welcomes more than 25,000 delegates every year. A great number of artworks are displayed in its rooms. The building can be visited every day.

A Breathtaking Panorama - Geneva’s Lakefront

Historical landmark
The city’s greatest landmark. Geneva’s lakeside parades the city’s greatest must-see places, such as the Jet d’Eau, admired all over the world. From its quays full of flower beds, the visitor has an exceptional view of the lake and the mountains. Take time to enjoy this idyllic setting. The 140 metre high Jet d’Eau is the most emblematic of Geneva’s symbols. Visitors from all over the world come to admire the elegance and power of this unique landmark. Close to the Jardin Anglais you will find the Flower Clock , the symbol of Geneva’s watch industry. Crossing the Mont-Blanc bridge, you reach the right shore of the lake where the 19th century Brunswick Monument intrigues many a visitor. Do not miss the Pâquis jetty with its lighthouse and

Patek Philippe Museum

The Patek Philippe Museum is located in the heart of the Plainpalais district. Set up in 2001, it showcases the most prestigious creations of the brand’s master watchmakers. Visitors can also admire an extraordinary collection of watches, musical automata and enamel miniatures from the 16th to the 19th centuries, created in Geneva, Switzerland and Europe. The museum also houses a library entirely dedicated to horology and its related subjects.

Convention Centers

  • Palexpo, Geneva

    Palexpo, Geneva’s Exhibition and Congress Centre, is an international multipurpose exhibition and congress venue. It is just 10 minutes far away from Geneva’s City Centre & served directly by international airport & international railway station.

  • Centre International De Conference Geneve

    The International Conference Centre, Geneva is the ideal event place for 100 to 2,200 people. Accessibility, modular combinations, functionality and a forward-looking approach are major assets that make the CICG the right conference center for you.



High season
Mar 1 – Jun 30
Shoulder season
Sep 1 – Nov 30
Low season
Jan 1 – Feb 29
Jul 1 – Aug 31
Dec 1 – Dec 31

Additional Information

“Clean & Safe” label: the country’s tourism service providers are taking special measures to protect their guests, ensuring they enjoy their stay in Switzerland. The safety protocols of the individual sectors can be found directly on our website.


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