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BRUNSWICK MONUMENT

BRUNSWICK MONUMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linguist, musician, investor, nobleman, horseman… Charles d’Este-Guelph, Duke of Brunswick made a fortune during his lifetime and left much of that to the city of Geneva – the city where he spent the final three years of his life.

Upon his death in 1873 he decreed Geneva could have his wealth, upon condition that a mausoleum was built – no expense spared – at an eminent and worthy location. Following the duke’s instruction, the Brunswick Monument is a fine 14th century replica of the Scaligeri family tomb in Verona, Italy, facing Lake Geneva – on the left bank of the lake – and with uninterrupted views of the surrounding mountains.

Quai du Mont-Blanc, Square des Alpes, 1211 Geneva