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United Nations European Headquarters

Tour the headquarters of one of the world’s most important organisations. See the impressive chambers and artworks and monuments in the surrounding parklands.

Join some of the many thousands of visitors each year who come to admire the majesty of the United Nations European Headquarters. Set aside a few hours to explore this important institution and to enjoy the elegant monuments set in surrounding Ariana Park.

Take a tour of this historic building that has hosted gatherings of world leaders since its construction shortly after World War II. Learn about the history of global cooperation, which began with the League of Nations and exists today as the United Nations.

Visit the various chambers and the enormous Assembly Hall, the Palais des Nations. See where heated debates and globally significant agreements are made. Guides are happy to inform you about the history of the institution and current issues being dealt with by the United Nations.

The headquarters also houses a large collection of artworks that illustrate the goals of global equality and diversity. Look for notable artworks in the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room by famed artist Miqel Barceló, or the murals in the Council Chamber, painted by José Maria Sert.

After exploring the buildings, talk a walk around the surrounding Ariana Park. This lush 46-hectare (1140-acre) landscape is home to 800 species of trees and a population of peacocks. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and see monuments such as the Celestial Sphere, built in 1939 to commemorate the foundation of the League of Nations. Visit the Ariana Museum, a charming neoclassical building which houses an impressive collection of ceramics.

The United Nations European Headquarters is open weekdays year-round and on Saturdays in summer. Tours are available for a small fee and are available in 15 different languages. Centrally located, the headquarters is easily accessed by bus, tram or train. Be sure to bring valid personal identification for entry.


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Hôtel International & Terminus ¥14,660
Hôtel International & Terminus

Hôtel International & Terminus

Rue des Alpes 20, Geneva, GE
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Downtown Geneva, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Notre Dame Basilica and Flower Clock. Jet d'Eau Fountain and United Nations European Headquarters are also within 2 mi (3 km). Cornavin Tram Stop and Mole Tram Stop are within a 5-minute walk.

    NH Geneva City ¥13,190
    NH Geneva City

    NH Geneva City

    Avenue Wendt 42 - 44, Geneva, GE
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Petit-Saconnex, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Smurphs Buildings, Flower Clock, and United Nations European Headquarters. Palace of Nations and Jet d'Eau Fountain are also within 3 mi (5 km). Servette Tram Stop is only a 4-minute walk and Vieusseux Tram Stop is 7 minutes.

      Hotel Royal ¥19,525
      Hotel Royal

      Hotel Royal

      Rue de Lausanne 41-43, Geneva
         
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Downtown Geneva, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Notre Dame Basilica, Flower Clock, and Jet d'Eau Fountain. United Nations European Headquarters and Palace of Nations are also within 2 mi (3 km). Mole Tram Stop is only a 2-minute walk and Cornavin Tram Stop is 5 minutes.

        Hotel Mon-Repos ¥13,519
        Hotel Mon-Repos

        Hotel Mon-Repos

        131 Rue De Lausanne, Geneva, GE
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Petit-Saconnex, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of La Perle-du-Lac Park, United Nations European Headquarters, and Palace of Nations. Flower Clock and Jet d'Eau Fountain are also within 2 mi (3 km). France Tram Stop is 7 minutes by foot and Butini Tram Stop is 8 minutes.

          InterContinental Geneve ¥32,534
          InterContinental Geneve

          InterContinental Geneve

          7-9 Chemin Du Petit Saconnex, Geneva, GE
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            This family-friendly Geneva hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Centre International de Conferences Geneve and Botanical Gardens. Palexpo and Jet d'Eau Fountain are also within 3 mi (5 km). Nations Tram Stop is 7 minutes by foot and Sismondi Tram Stop is 10 minutes.

            Hotel Edelweiss ¥17,845
            Hotel Edelweiss

            Hotel Edelweiss

            Place de la Navigation 2, Geneva, GE
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Downtown Geneva, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of The Library In English and Flower Clock. Jet d'Eau Fountain and United Nations European Headquarters are also within 2 mi (3 km). Mole Tram Stop is 5 minutes by foot and Butini Tram Stop is 8 minutes.

              Hotel De Geneve ¥9,343
              Hotel De Geneve

              Hotel De Geneve

              Place Isaac-Mercier 1, Geneva, GE
                 
                2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Downtown Geneva, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Notre Dame Basilica and Flower Clock. Jet d'Eau Fountain and United Nations European Headquarters are also within 2 mi (3 km). Coutance Tram Stop and Stand Tram Stop are within a 5-minute walk.

                Hotel Eden Genève ¥18,300
                Hotel Eden Genève

                Hotel Eden Genève

                135 Rue De Lausanne, Geneva, GE
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Petit-Saconnex, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of La Perle-du-Lac Park, Paquis Baths, and United Nations European Headquarters. France Tram Stop is 6 minutes by foot and Butini Tram Stop is 9 minutes.