The Brunswick Monument with a surprising architecture
With its neo-gothic style the Brunswick Monument is a surprising historical replica.
Charles d’Este Guelph, Duke of Brunswick, linguist, musician and horseman, was an eccentric. The German Duke was born in 1804 and made a fortune in Paris, after which he moved to Geneva. He died in 1873, leaving his enormous estate to the city with the provision that it would stage a grand funeral and build a monument in his name. Never before had a mausoleum been built in Geneva. No wonder the project gave rise to heated debates! It was finally built in the Jardin des Alpes, the former port of the Pâquis district.
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