Jet d'Eau Fountain Geneva
Jet d'Eau, literally meaning 'water jet', is the huge Fountain on the Geneva Lake, in the city of Geneva, Switzerland. Jet d'Eau is one of the tallest fountain in the world. Originally, in 1886 they built the fountain to control and realease the excess preasure of a hydraulic plant at La Coulouvrenière. Shortly it became remarkable symbol of the city and so it was amplyfied and relocated to the center of the Lake.
The Fountain presence gives the power to the place, every time you look on its majesty you are reminded that you are in the powerful and well organised country.
Soon after being finished, the fountain became the symbol of strength, ambition and vitality of Geneva and Switzerland. Its strong engines pump 500 liters of water per second to the height of 140 meters.
|Facts & Statistics:|
|Maximum height:||140 meters|
|Water veloicity on exit:||200km/h|
|Pump rate:||500 liters per second|
|Total power of tde two pumps:||1000kW|
Schedule of the Jet'd eau:
As water stream can splash the whole public area around the fountain in case of stronger wind, the opening time of Fountain is subject to weather conditions and annual maintenance.
|Horaires (Operationing times):||Monday-Thursday||Friday, Saturday, Sunday|
|From Monday 16 September 2013 to Sunday 3 November 2013:||from 9:00 am to sunset||from 10:00 am to 10:30 pm |
|From Monday 4 November 2013 to Sunday 2 March 2014:|
from 10:00 am to 4.00 pm
Central Lake Geneva
Closest address: corner of Quai Gustave Ador (~20) and Rue du 31 Décembre
To get a taste of the fountain, you can walk the pathway going straight to the fountain and continuing around it and have a great close view, if you don't mind getting a little wet :) Enjoy!
Book Your hotel just next to the Fountain, to get the view of a lifetime every morning You wake up and look out of the window.
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