This World Metropolis is the birthplace of the International Red Cross and houses approx. 200 international government and independent organizations as well as the European headquarters of the United Nations.
Apart from its humanitarian role, Geneva is also renowned for its cultural life, its congresses and its fairs. The natural beauties of its surroundings with views of Mont-Blanc combined with the French savoir vivre and the relaxed atmosphere of this town have fascinated people for more than 2000 years.
In the Old Town visitors can witness Geneva's rich past. The town's symbol is the 140 m/460 ft. high giant fountain at the edge of the lake spraying a white veil over the harbour.