Where does the name Geneva come from? Why isn’t a watch called a clock? I’ll share the stories behind these questions, and several others, as we stroll along the left bank of the world-famous Bay of Geneva and across the river Rhone.
Whether this is your first time in Geneva or you’re a seasoned visitor, during this walking tour you’ll hear plenty of tales that’ll surprise you. You’ll learn about watchmaking, finance, industry, philosophy, the Celts, the Romans and the struggle for our city’s independence.
I'll tell you all about:
• The invention of modern mapmaking
• One of the biggest rivers in Europe
• The largest street fair on the Continent
• A modern sculpture that changes shape depending on how you view it
• The famous philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau
• Luxury watchmaking
• The Roman emperor who made history in Geneva
• Geneva’s desire to join the Swiss confederation
• Switzerland’s financial hub
• The city’s fight for independence
Join me on this eye-opening walk and discover what makes Geneva the smallest internationally important city in Europe.