Make a day of it!
Take advantage of your visit to ICT Discovery and make a “United Nations” day of it.
Across the Place des Nations from ITU, sits the Palais des Nations – historic home of the European headquarters of the United Nations. See the UN Office at Geneva website for more information on taking an in-depth tour around the Palais
or to follow one (or more) of three thematic tours
: League of Nations; Ariana Park; and, Palais des Nations.
At the Place des Nations you cannot fail to see one of Geneva’s key landmarks, the Broken Chair. Made from 5.5 tons of wood and standing 12 metres tall, Broken Chair is a monumental sculpture by Swiss artist Daniel Berset (constructed by Louis Genève). Originally erected in August 1997 by Handicap International, Broken Chair symbolizes opposition to land mines and cluster bombs.
You can also take the short trip to CERN to make a “science & technology” day of it.
Check the Visit CERN
site for details of their two permanent exhibitions: “Microcosm” which tells the story of CERN’s journey; and, across the road from CERN in their Globe of Science & Innovation, the spectacular “Universe of Particles” which explores the world of particles.
By booking in advance, a guided tour of some of the surface installations of CERN’s experimental area is possible. Individual visitors and small groups can also take a guided tour to the visitor centre for the ATLAS experiment.