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Espl. des Particules 1, 1211 Genève, Switzerland

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About CERN

CERN is a research institute near Geneva, Switzerland. The full name is Organisation Européene pour la Recherche Nucléaire. The letters "CERN" are leftover from the older Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire. CERN was founded in 1954. Today 22 nations are members of the organization. It is the world's biggest laboratory for particle physics. About 2600 people work there full-time, and over 7800 scientists from about 500 universities and research institutes work there in total.

Attractions near CERN

Located at the famous CERN nuclear research center near Geneva, the Globe of Science and Innovation is a very peculiar science museum. The Globe is aimed to be “a gateway between science, culture, education, and society,  promoting the dissemination of scientific information among all types of the audience”.

Parc des Franchises5.32km from CERN

Located between the Charmilles district and that of Vieusseux, this large and beautiful park, rich in magnificent trees, is home to the largest humid biotope in the canton of Geneva and offers a wide range of recreational and sporting activities. It is very popular with the surrounding population.

The Museum of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent is one of the top museums to see in Genève, Switzerland. The Humanitarian Adventure is the exhibition theme. The museum’s permanent collection “The Humanitarian Adventure” is currently divided into three exhibitions: defending human dignity, restoring family links, and reducing natural risks. It is best to think of the museum in terms of these three very modern exhibitions rather than a traditional museum with clear information on the hi

Musée Ariana6.45km from CERN

The Musée Ariana, also known as the Musée Suisse de la céramique et du Verre, is a museum in Geneva, Switzerland. It is devoted to ceramic and glass artwork and contains around 20,000 objects from the last 1,200 years, representing the historic, geographic, artistic and technological breadth of glass and ceramic manufacture during this time. The collection is the only one of its kind in Switzerland.

Broken Chair6.5km from CERN

Broken Chair is the work of sculptor Daniel Berset. It was made in 1997 for the NGO Handicap International. Made out of 5.5 tonnes of wood and standing at a height of 12 meters, this impressive work of art has been dominating the Place des Nations since 1997. Its message is simple: remember the victims of landmines, urge your government to promote a ban on landmines. It is one of the famous attractions in this area.

Place des Nations6.54km from CERN

Place des Nations is a big square situated in the heart of Geneva's international district, in front of the United Nations headquaters, famous for housing Broken Chair. It is specally proposed as a place to freely express any opinion - political, religious, personal or other. It is thus often full of people demonstrating or filing petitions.

Where is CERN

Discover more attractions in Geneva, where CERN is located

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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.