Jet D’Eau

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The city’s most iconic landmark, Jet D’Eau which translates to water jet is a large fountain on the Geneva Lake and one of the world’s tallest fountains. It was built originally in the 19th century and its main aim was to control the pressure of a hydraulic plant at La Coulouvrenière.

Once it became an iconic symbol of the city, it was relocated to the center of the Geneva Lake. Today, its engines pump around 500 liters of water per second to a height of over 130 meters. Keep in mind that this enormous water jet doesn’t work all the time. At night and when the temperature is below zero, it gets switched off.

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Quai Gustave-Ador, Geneva, Switzerland 1207