The Jet d’Eau Fountain is an icon of the city of Geneva, it is undeniable considering that Geneva often popularized these fountain images that are displayed in every part of the sights and every book about their city. This fountain is also a feature in the city’s official tourism website, and also became the official logo for UEFA 2008.
In addition to being a tourist attraction in Geneva, the Jet d’Eau Fountain is also one of the largest fountains in the world. Located at the point where Lake Geneva empties into the Rhone River, this fountain can be seen from all over the city and from the air as it can reach a height of 10 KM (33,000 feet).
Five hundred liters of water per second is fitted with a 140-meter fountain and drives 500 liters of water per second at a speed of 200 kilometers per hour. When this fountain appears, at any given moment, there are about 7,000 liters of water in the air, and visitors who see the Jet d’Eau Fountain get exposed to this fountain spray.
The Jet d’Eau fountain first appeared in 1886 in Coulouvreniere, in the vicinity of the downstream adjacent to its present location. Initially Jet d’Eau was used as a safety valve for hydraulic power lines, but since the Rhone lakes provided strong water pressure on this turbine, an unidentified engineer built a hole in this valve to release excessive water pressures from the lake, and there was a 30-meter fountain which later became the number 1 tour that must be visited in Geneva.
Then to make it look stunning for tourists, Jet d’Eau is then shipped from downstream to an open lake location, located in the center of Geneva, and equipped with more and more powerful pumps to prevent excessive water pressures from the lake, such as which is visible at this time.
For those who want to see straight and wet with this fountain, you can take the train very easily by purchasing train tickets to Geneva, and then you can take a taxi or tram to Je d’Eau Fountain.