Vertical limit – Geneva in elevation view

© Evelyn Riedener

During the Middle Ages Geneva was surrounded by numerous towers protecting the city. Later towers and turrets were sometimes used to hide a stairwell. In other instances they became an indication of the social status of his owner. In the 16th and 17th centuries, population growth often meant that additional levels were added on to medieval buildings. In the basements, cisterns and wells were preserved in order to provide water across the old town. Some of these sites will be revealed on this guided-tour dedicated to vertical heritage!


Sunday 13.9.
at 10am


Depuis la gare de Genève bus lignes 5, 10, 19 et tram 14 et 18 jusqu'à l'arrêt «Bel-Air»


Guided-tour with Evelyn Riedener-Meyer, art restorer and heritage interpreter. The tour is held in english.
Limited capacity, obligatory registration from 1st to 11th September at


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