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Jet d'Eau Fountain Geneva

Jet-d-eau-fountainJet 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 release the excess pressure of a hydraulic plant at La Coulouvrenière. Shortly it became remarkable symbol of the city and so it was amplified 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 organized 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 velocity 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-ThursdayFriday, Saturday, Sunday
From Monday, 1st January to Sunday, 4th March 2018:
from 10:00 am to 4:00pm
From Monday, 5th March to Sunday 29th April 2018: from 10:00 am to sunsetfrom 10 am to 10:30 pm (with illuminations)
From Monday, 30th April to Sunday, 9th September 2018:
From 9:00 am to 11:15 pm
From Monday, 10th September to Sunday, 28th October 2018: from 10:00 am to sunsetfrom 10:00 am to 10:30 pm (with illuminations)
From Monday 29th October to Wednesday, 14th November 2018:
Shutdown of the Jet d’Eau for maintenance work
From Thursday, 15th November 2018 to Sunday, 3rd March 2019:
From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Video of Jet d'Eau rising:

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!


Jet d'Eau is basically in the middle of Geneva city, in the very center of happenings. Book Your hotel around here, at the lakeside area, to have a views of a lifetime and enjoy the fresh air coming from the lake.

Central Lake Geneva
Closest address: corner of Quai Gustave Ador (~20) and Rue du 31 Décembre

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Population: 194 800 (2017 est)
Currency: 1CHF=€1.01=$1.02a
Airport: GVA Geneva Airport
Hotels: 143 (€29 - €2900)

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