Brunswick Monument in Geneva

Brunswick Monument Overview

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Never before had a mausoleum been built in Geneva and after much debate, the Brunswick monument was built in the Jardin des Alpes! Wonder what’s the mystery? Surprising in its art and history, the Brunswick monument is a neo-Gothic style mausoleum that was built at the request of the Duke of Brunswick. Linguist, musician and knight, the Duke of Brunswick, Charles d’Este-Guelph, made a fortune in Paris and moved to Geneva.

In 1873, he died and bequeathed his handsome fortune to Geneva in exchange for a beautiful funeral and a monument to his name. In line with the benefactor’s wishes, the monument stands in an outstanding lakeside location on the leafy Jardin des Alpes, between the Quai du Mont-Blanc and the Cottage Café. It is an exact replica of the 14th century Scaglieri Tombs in Verona.

  • Opening Closing Time Open all day

  • Entrance Fee Free

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Quai du Mont-Blanc, Square des Alpes, 1201 Genève