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Secret Passage
Passage de Monetier - the secret Monetier passage, is sa tight misterious passage in the Old Town is open to the public only one weekend per year - in December, during the famous festival l'Escalade.

Sheep in the streets
Even though Switzerland is very developed country, people still hold on traditions and many prefer traditional life connected with nature to working for international concerns. This is what can happen to You when You drive a local bus through Geneva's surroundings. (Bellevue)

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Prohibition in Migros
The founder of leading supermarket chain Migros, Gottlieb Duttweiler, is against alcohol, so You will find no alcohol nowhere in Migros, not even a beer or wine, as well as no pornographic materials and cigarettes. Duttweiler claimed that these harmful products should not be supported. Those principles remained from 1925 when Migros was founded until today, however oftentimes another grocery shop, Denner is just next to Migros and they do sell alcohol.

The longest bench in the world
The Marronnier de la Treille as they call it is the world's longest bench, totally 120 meters long, build in 1767 already. It is situated in the Promenade de la Treille, a small green park in the south of Geneva's Old Town, just next to the Hotel de Ville. The park and the super long bench are just above the Bastions Park, we recommend to have a sit here and enjoy the view. It is indeed a popular place for lovers to go spend a romantic evening together.

Frankenstein was born here
Most of Mary Shelley's word famous Frankenstein story takes place in Geneva, where Mary Shelley spent some times during her travels in Europe in 1818 and where she got the idea to write a novel about scientist who created artificial life, which turned into monster.
In remembrance, life-size Zombie statue is displayed in north-east part of Plaine de Plainpalais.



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Airport: GVA Geneva Airport
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