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UNOG - Palais des Nations

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Address: 8 - 14 avenue de la Paix 1211 Geneva 10, Geneva, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 (0)22 917 12 34
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Impressive building of the 20s'

I had the chance to be invited at a party - the guys have several party every weeks as 180 members = 180 national days to celebrate.. outside it is impressive and inside is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

whether the experience is an ok or great one really depends on the tour guide. unfortunately our tour guide was like a drill sergeant, he was VERY efficient (kept looking at his watch to make sure the tour ended within the hour) and VERY focused on making sure we walked in 2 lines and on the right. he also walked... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit - Remember your passport - just turn up - no need to book, unlike the UN HQ in New York. Our German guide was very funny and knowledgeable and spoke many languages incl Spanish, English, French and German. He'd been to China to brush up his on language shrills and he was also leaning Russian. Got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It was an interesting tour to go round some of the major conference rooms of UN's European Headquarters. You will need to have some knowledge of European history from before WWI to modern history to have a better appreciation of how the UN organization has evolved and the background to some of the diplomatic conflicts that were debated and discussed... More 

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Geneva
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I had the chance to be invited at a party - the guys have several party every weeks as 180 members = 180 national days to celebrate.. outside it is impressive and inside is a little outdated maze. The place is mostly empty after 3/4 pm as the privileged UN servants are not too busy.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Similar to other reviews I've read here, this was a good tour but I did feel like it could have been longer & perhaps more access to other areas. Seeing the council chambers, places where huge conflicts have been resolved or not resolved was fascinating. Also, our guide Julian was brilliant. Unlike other reviewers, getting through security was fast &... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The 1930s building and the history of the League of Nations and UN is interesting. In August there was not much happening.

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Mies, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

If you're in Geneva and you've a special interest in World affairs it's a must. Make sure you take the guided tour which lasts about an hour and costs 12 chf. We were very lucky with our guide who was an international relations and politics student so he was extra attentive on all the questions asked. The bookshop is amazing... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

if you come as a tourist, it might worst to see. just for general information. Cant see that much - just big halls and corridors. However feel yourself special by being in the Palais.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

To have a look inside the UNOG, you need to join a guided tour (12 Swiss franks per adult, must bring a passport with you). Tour lasts 1 hour and takes you inside the new and old buildings. Our guide was excellent and covered lots of facts and statistics, some if which I did not know. Kids also enjoyed it.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It's not the most exciting tour, but you do get to see inside the large UN meeting halls along with some explanation of how the UN works in Geneva. You have to take the tour, and the groups are about 20 in size. The tours leave pretty frequently if you are okay with English, but the entry can take some... More 

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