The Geneva Fountain is the symbol of Geneva and the largest fountain in the world. Originally located in the lower reaches of the Rhone River, it was used by craftsmen to drain water after turning off hydraulic faucets in their shops. Later, the 140-meter-high fountain was moved to the centre of the Port of Geneva. At first, there were fears that such a huge fountain would spoil the beauty of the port, but surprisingly, this simple but intelligent design would become a symbol of Geneva in the days to come. Geneva is one of the world's most famous United Nations cities. The most attractive city in this city is the lake and mountain scenery. It has enough attraction all the year round. At the same time, it is also an international city with a large number of global organizations. It was also named the second best residential city in the world in 2016.
The Great Fountain in Lake Geneva (Jed Eau German) is a landmark building in Geneva, which can be seen on the plane. Artificial fountains shoot directly into the sky, reflecting the snow on Mount Blanc in the distant Alps. The Great Fountain, known as "the world's first artificial fountain", has a history of more than 100 years. The view of the Great Fountain in Geneva is more casual, 360 degrees open, I did not take a boat, can only say almost 360 degrees view. Big fountains can be seen all day long, rainbows will appear under sunshine on clear days, lights will shine on night, and even the water head up to 140 meters on cloudy days is spectacular.
Geneva's landmark landscape, no matter where you are, you can see the shape of the Great Fountain. Originally to solve the drainage problem after hydroelectric power generation, it turned into a famous landscape. The fountain is 140 meters high and the outlet speed is 200 kilometers per hour. And the fountain can not only be seen from a distance, but also walk along the embankment to a place close to the fountain and feel it at a close distance.
The fountain is near the lake near the old city of Geneva, and you can see a beautiful rainbow in the sun.
First of all, I can see the top fog from a distance from the old city to the lake; a small circle around the lake into the view, it is indeed a magnificent fountain; under it, the water column seems to shoot directly at the clouds, the sunny day water fog formed a little rainbow, surprising and stunning! _________
The Great Fountain of Geneva is located on Lake Geneva on the left bank of Geneva City, more than 100 meters away from the shore. At first, the fountain was just a drainage outlet for a handicraft workshop. In 1891, as Switzerland celebrated the 600th anniversary of the birth of the Federation, the new fountain began to operate with a water column of 90 meters, and has since become an important tourist landscape. In 1951, the Great Fountain had its own pumping station, which could spray 500 litres of water up to 140 meters per second.
Originally located in the lower reaches of the Rona River, the fountain was used to drain water after the craftsmen turned off the hydraulic faucets in their shops. Later, the 140-meter-high fountain was moved to the centre of the Port of Geneva. At first, there were fears that such a huge fountain would spoil the beauty of the port, but surprisingly, this simple but intelligent design would become a symbol of Geneva in the days to come.