Favorite Things To Do In Geneva, Switzerland: Part 2


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I‘m so excited to share with you Part 2 of my Favorite Things To Do In Geneva, Switzerland! There are so many gorgeous views and amazing bucket list activities to cover! If you’re just joining in, you can catch up by reading my Favorite Things To Do In Geneva, Switzerland: Part 1!

St Pierre Cathedral Tower Views

St Pierre Cathedral Geneva

Climb the towers of Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Genève to see absolutely stunning views of Geneva, including Lake Geneva and the Jet d’Eau! Located in Old Town, St Pierre Cathedral is over 850 years old.

John Calvin's Chair in St Pierre Cathedral Geneva

The Cathedral became a Protestant church in 1535 under the Reformation leadership of John Calvin who preached there from 1535-1564. This is Calvin’s “triangular stool” where he reportedly sat right next to the pulpit. I find the Reformation very fascinating so this was very interesting to me!

Favorite Things To Do Geneva Switzerland St Pierre Cathedral Collage

The main building of the Cathedral is 64 meters (70 yards) long and has beautiful candle-like chandeliers. At the back of the Cathedral is a gorgeous pipe organ that sort of looks like a red and gold crown if you are looking at it from the pulpit. It is still played today!

Side of St Pierre Cathedral with Lake Geneva

There is a North and South tower. You can climb both, but the South tower’s views are only through windows. Skip that and get better views by climbing to the top of the North tower where you can walk around outside!

View of Geneva from atop St Pierre Cathedral

You can see so much of Geneva from up here and it’s beautiful!

View of Lake Geneva and Jet d'Eau from St Pierre Cathedral

I can’t get enough of  Lake Geneva and the Water Jet!

See the Reformation Wall

Reformation Wall Geneva

The Reformation Wall is an international monument that pays tribute to the Calvinist Reformation that occurred in the 16th century. It is 325 feet long and 30 feet tall!

Reformation Wall Geneva

The 15 foot main statues in the center are Geneva’s Reformation leaders: William Farel, John Calvin, Théodor de Bèze and John Knox. This was all so interesting to me since I took a Reformation class a few years ago!


Watchmaking with Bucherer Geneva

Yes, watchmaking! Bucherer is a luxury watch boutique where you can take a watchmaking class.

Favorite Things To Do Geneva Switzerland Watchmaking Collage

You start out at your own workstation with a fully assembled watch and a complete set of tools! They provide assistance and guide you through the entire process!

Watchmaking with Bucherer Geneva

Here is my watch after I had taken all the parts off. It went pretty smoothly.

Watchmaking with Bucherer Geneva

And here it is all put back together again. This part was, um…a bit more tedious! 🙂 Let’s just say that I have a newfound respect for watchmakers and I will never again wonder why it takes 1-2 weeks to get a battery changed in my TAG when I send it off! 😉

Make and Engrave Your Own Swiss Army Knife

Swiss Army Knife Assembly with Victorinox Geneva

We got the opportunity here at the Geneva Victorinox flagship store to assemble, engrave, and take home our own Swiss Army Knives!

Favorite Things To Do Geneva Switzerland Swiss Army Knife Assembly Collage

I think this was the activity I was most excited about doing! The Swiss Army Knife is iconic worldwide and I was ecstatic about being able to assemble my own!

Swiss Army Knife Assembly with Victorinox Geneva

Here is my finished Swiss Army Knife right before it got engraved! 🙂

Swiss Army Knife Assembly with Victorinox Geneva

You even get a certificate of completion! How cool is that?? Definitely a bucket list item! 😉

Walk Around the Farmer’s Market

Carouge Farmers Market Geneva

We strolled around the Carouge Farmer’s Market on a relaxing Saturday morning, but there is also a Wednesday option as well. Carouge is such a peaceful area tucked away inside a busy city! Great little hidden spot with unique places to grab yummy treats and then you can go home with your fresh produce and flowers!

Carouge Farmers Market Produce Geneva

The market is full of colorful fresh produce.

Carouge Farmers Market Produce Geneva

Including some interesting vegetables I couldn’t name!

Favorite Things To Do Geneva Switzerland Famers Market Flower Collage

It also had the prettiest flowers!

Jet d'Eau Illuminated at Night Geneva

I will leave you with one last photo: On the weekends, the Jet is illuminated until around 11pm. This is the Jet d’Eau on our very last night. It made a great lasting impression!


Join me as I take on activities such as watchmaking, assembling Swiss Army Knives and seeing gorgeous panoramic city views of Geneva! You won't want to miss these Swiss bucket list experiences! #geneva #switzerland #europe #whattodo #thingstodo #activities #bucketlist #travel #destinations

Hopefully, you have now put Geneva, Switzerland at the top of your bucket list!

There are very few places that have the combination of history, scenic views, friendly people, AND iconic activities that Geneva does. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit there and I definitely want to go back. Be sure to read where to stay in Geneva and where the best places are to eat there too!

‘Til next time…

Trimm Travels,


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  1. It looks so wonderful ! I never went there although I could easily do it! Probably my next steps? I must achieve it!

    I wanted to say that your website is really nice and interesting, keep on the good work ! 😉

    1. Hi Neskà! You should definitely go to Geneva if you can! It’s beautiful and so much fun. Thank you so much for reading! 🙂

  2. This brings back a lot of good memories. I been to Geneva and the region several times and miss the area a lot. Was looking through my old notes and photos the other day and its got to the point now where I am wanderlusting because of the pandemic. Not long to go now, I can feel it. At the reformation wall, did you see the world’s longest bench opposite it (or is it nearby….I know it was in that area). I didnt know about that until I saw an episode of the Amazing Race. 😀 Well, if I am going back this year, I will go the bench. 🙂

    1. Hi Danik-It is a beautiful place, isn’t it? I absolutely loved it there! I’m hoping there is a light at the tunnel sooner than later with all of this as well. To answer your question, yes I did see the world’s longest bench and it was pretty cool! It’s in the first Geneva post I wrote. Definitely go back and see it when travel resumes. I would love to go back to Geneva and Switzerland in general! Thanks for reading! 🙂

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