Geneva Airport Car Rental
Geneva – Cointrin Airport, 6 km far from the city centre, dates back to 1919. The first international connections, to Barcelona and Berlin, were activated a few years later, precisely between 1926 and 1931, making this airport one of the most important ones not only at national level, but also in the whole of Europe.
It is enough to think that already in the early 1930s there where 6 airlines granting connections to 7 different European cities. Nowadays, this is the busiest airport for passenger traffic in the Helvetic land and, among the airlines that land here, we can mention Swiss International Air Lines and KLM: the first one grants connections to several European cities, such as Lisbon, Frankfurt and Barcelona, while the second one covers the route from the Helvetic city to Amsterdam.
Geneva: points of interest
Once landed in Geneva – Cointrin Airport and picked here your rental car up, booked on RentalUp before departure, you can soon start to discover what Geneva has to offer.
The first place you must visit, taking advantage of the car rental from Geneva Airport, could be, for example, the Cathedral of Saint Peter, located in the highest point of the old town. This church, which dominates Geneva since 1160, is today the most important symbol of Protestantism in the city and is very rich in history.
Originally, it was indeed a Catholic house of worship, before the Reformation which made it precisely a symbol of Protestantism. With regard to the Reformation, it is worth to take time to visit the International Museum of the Reformation, which is in the university area of the city. Concretely, it is a wall of about 100 metres where you can immediately notice the presence of some statues up to 5 metres of height portraying the most important exponents of the Reformation.
Geneva is known for the presence of many humanitarian organizations: the car rental service at Geneva Airport could also be exploited to visit the Palais des Nations, which hosts also the seat of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, in addition to many other international organizations, such as, for example, the UN High Commission for Human Rights.
Within it, it is surely worth a visit to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum. Continuing the tour of the most interesting attractions that Geneva offers, we must mention also Lake Léman, known as Lake Geneva, which is not only the biggest body of water in the country, but also one of the most interesting naturalistic areas the city offers the visitors.
Moreover, at the point where the lake flows into the Rhone, you can admire the Jet d’eau, the highest fountain in the whole of Europe. Lastly, Geneva offers also a pair of really original places, such as the Bastions Park: within it, you can find two natural-size chessboards, where you can play chess or checkers with other people, while, in the nearby there is a 120 metres long bench, obviously the longest one ever.
Geneva: art and culture
The car rental from Geneva Airport allows you to take time to discover the many museums of the Swiss city.
In addition to the Red Cross and Red Crescent one, that we have mentioned above, it is worth to dedicate time to the Mamco: this acronym indicates the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Geneva; located in the district of Bains, one of the most creative zones of the city, offers the visitors the opportunity to go on an interesting journey into the art of the last half century, dedicating an important space to Swiss artists.
Ariana Museum is a really original museum, that has no equal on the whole of the Helvetic land and is one of the most important ones of its kind in the world. This cultural centre is completely focused on the art of the furnace, whose history and development are retraced since the Middle Age.
Another museum that you must include in your hypothetic tour of the most important museums of Geneva is the Voltaire Museum: its opening dates back to 1954 and it is located in the house where the philosopher lived for some years during his Swiss stay. Here you can admire several objects that witness the life of this important figure in the Swiss period.
Lastly, it is worth to discover the Museum of the Swiss around the world, which is, as you can guess, about the story of Swiss people who left the country and became famous abroad.