Brunswick Monument

Genève

Tunnel 2

Tunnel 2

A1 - Meyrin dir. Lausanne

A1 - Meyrin dir. Lausanne

Tunnel 3

Tunnel 3

Tunnel 4

Tunnel 4

A1 - Dir Perly

A1 - Dir Perly

Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva, Switzerland

Pont de la Machine

Pont de la Machine

Route des Jeunes, Les Acacias, en direction de Carouge

Route des Jeunes, Les Acacias, en direction de Carouge

A1 - Perly

A1 - Perly

La Terrasse

La Terrasse

Route de Meyrin

Route de Meyrin

Tunnel 1

Tunnel 1

Genève City

Genève City

Listed as a historic building, the Brunswick Monument is surprising in its architecture and history. This neo-Gothic-style mausoleum is a historical replica of the Scaligeri family tomb in Verona dating from the fourteenth century and built at the request of the Duke of Brunswick.

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Linguist, musician and knight, the Duke of Brunswick, Charles d’Este-Guelph, was a unique individual indeed. Born in 1804, he was expelled from his duchy in 1830, located in what is now Germany. He fled into exile to various European cities including Paris, where he made a fortune and then moved to Geneva. In 1873, he died and bequeathed his immense fortune to Geneva in exchange for a beautiful funeral and a monument to his name. Never before had a mausoleum been built in Geneva and its construction was the subject of much debate. In the end, this monument was built in the Jardin des Alpes, in the former natural harbor of Pâquis.

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