Brunswick Monument

Geneva, Switzerland

The Brunswick Monument is a mausoleum built in 1879 in Geneva to commemorate the life of Charles II, Duke of Brunswick (1804–1873). He bequeathed his fortune to the city of Geneva in exchange for a monument to be built in his name, specifying that it be a replica of the Scaliger Tombs in Verona, Italy.

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.



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Founded: 1879
Category: Statues in Switzerland


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lifeofmadeline (2 years ago)
It's quite a nice park by the lake especially for a quick picknick or when avoiding wind from the lake. It also has a bar inside this little park.
Abdallah Ahmed (2 years ago)
The level of detail in the center piece is mind blowing to put it short. Seeing it in real life will blow you away. The nature surrounding the monument adds to the beauty factor of it. The history of the monument makes standing there and seeing it extremely memorable. In front of the monument you have lake Geneva and the fountain, making the scenery breathtaking.
Neha Chalana (2 years ago)
When i came to Geneva, i used to walk near by my hotel Adageo, this place is exactly in front of my hotel, its always nice to see old monuments ♥️♥️
Narumi Jinguji (3 years ago)
10/9/20 When I walked by this place, I saw it wasn't always as crowded as other places in Switzerland. Still, the pictures I saw trigger a memory until I saw a photo from an angle I do remember. The flower arrangements were always a wonder to see when we walked by this site. There was almost always something going on around Lac Leman. My mom told me about the boundary zones between Geneva Switzerland and France are complicated to explain, but the picture I have make it easier to understand. From where Monument Brunswick starts to walking around the whole lake took some time, but I got the chance to do it. I only did it once, but I had fun.
Kelly Karpinski (3 years ago)
Another cool site in Geneva. Worth a visit while you're enjoying the lake. A good place to stop for a snack as well. There's good seating. I've had many ice cream cones here!
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