The tallest fountain in the world, the Jet d'Eau is a Geneva
attraction that cannot be missed. Projecting 460 feet (140m) into
the air at a speed of 124 miles per hour (200km/h) and pumping 132
gallons (500 litres) of water per second, the fountain was
initially established to release pressure for hydropower generation
on the Rhone River, but was so loved by the populace that in 1891
the city created a permanent fountain. As Paris has the Eiffel
Tower and New York has the Empire State Building, Geneva has the
Jet d'Eau. For a breathtaking and romantic sight, visit at night,
when the fountain is lit up.
Address: Quai du Général-Guisan Opening Time: Open from 10am to 4pm in winter and 9am till 11.15pm
in summer. Closed for three weeks in November for annual
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