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Brunswick Monument

Jardin des Alpes, Quai du Mont-Blanc, 1201 Genf, Switzerland

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About Brunswick Monument

The Brunswick Monument is a mausoleum built-in 1879 in the Jardin des Alpes in Geneva, Switzerland to commemorate the life of Charles II, Duke of Brunswick. He bequeathed his fortune to the city of Geneva in exchange for a monument to be built in his name, specifying that it be a replica of the Scaliger Tombs in Verona, Italy. The Grand Théâtre de Genève, opened in 1879, was built with the legacy. It was one of the ancient attractions in this area and also a nice tourist attraction.



Attractions near Brunswick Monument

Pont du Mont-Blanc0.28km from Brunswick Monument

The Pont du Mont-Blanc is a road bridge over the Rhône, located in the canton of Geneva, Switzerland. All along the bridge, fixed flag carriers are lined up on both sides. The bridge as it exists in 2007 is built on seven main steel girders for a total length of 252 meters. It is one of the architectural wonders in Switzerland.

Île Rousseau0.3km from Brunswick Monument

A lovely little island park nestled right at the center of the river Rhone. Linked by a bridge called Post des Bergues. Rousseau Island is a quiet tranquil place to have a break in the mids of sightseeing.  It is one of the beautiful places to spend time with your family.

La Rade0.34km from Brunswick Monument

A beautiful lake located in the heart of |Geneva and It is one of the largest lakes in Western Europe and the largest in the course of the Rhône. The lake lies in the course of the Rhône. The river has its source at the Rhône Glacier near the Grimsel Pass to the east of the lake and flows down through the canton of Valais, entering the lake between Villeneuve and Le Bouveret, before flowing slowly towards its egress at Geneva.

Bains des Pâquis0.45km from Brunswick Monument

The Bains des Pâquis are a public bathhouse located on the pier on the right bank of Lake Geneva and protecting the harbor of Geneva, at the level of the Pâquis district. They house the headquarters of the Association of Users of Bains des Pâquis and Sauvetage de Genève. They are open all year round. It an artificial peninsula surrounded by a lively beach that jets into the lake near Pâquis district. Its scenery is unmistakable due to the lighthouse at the end.

L'horloge fleurie0.5km from Brunswick Monument

The Horloge Fleurie is a truly unique clock, which is made of flowers and changes its colors according to the season. The Flower Clock is situated in the English Garden, one of the greenest parks in the city of Geneva. The acclaimed clock has been in service since 1951, over which period it has never stopped, nor been out of order. One of the beautiful attractions in this area which attracts a lot of tourists.

Basilica Notre-Dame0.51km from Brunswick Monument

The Basilica of Notre-Dame, built between 1852 and 1857. It is the main place of worship for Geneva's Catholic community. Located near the Cornavin railway station, pilgrims stop there on their way to Santiago de Compostela. In June 1875, after the anticlerical government came to power, the Basilica was occupied, then closed. In 1911, the Catholic Church was able to buy it back. Made of sandstone, its architecture was inspired by the 13th-century Gothic style.

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The canton of Geneva is located in the southwestern corner of Switzerland and is considered one of the most cosmopolitan areas of the country. The city of Geneva dominates the economy of the canton. It is a center of commerce, trade, and finance.