Highlights of Geneva: The Dark History

4.57 (122 ratings)
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Dive into Geneva’s darkest times during a quest that will take you from the Old Town neighborhood to the Lake of Geneva shore, while discovering unfamous events of the past. Solve challenges in order to explore picturesque neighborhoods and lesser-known alleys. Your mission will also take you to the Parc des Bastions, the now lively Place du Molard and other places linked to a dark history.

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  • Best during the day
  • Instagrammable
  • Best for couples
  • Recommended activity for families

Places you will visit


It will take you

135-165 mins

You will walk

4600 steps

Total distance

3.5 km


  • Discover how Geneva was almost taken during the terrible fight of the Escalade. See where the Empress “Sisi”, Elisabeth of Austria, was stabbed to death. Learn more about the Reformation and the role John Calvin played in Geneva.


You are Princess Emilie of Geneva on the run from her father, King Joseph. The country is reeling from the many decisions your father has made and you can no longer stand for his ill intentions. You have tried to convince him to change his ways but realize you can only do so by forcing his hand.

So you run, determined not to fall to the same fate so many princesses have before you.

Game route

Starting point Temple de Saint-Gervais
Rue des Terreaux-du-Temple 12, 1201 Genève, Switzerland
Finish point Empress Sisi Monument
Quai du Mont-Blanc 10, 1201 Genève, Switzerland
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Shawn Koh

23 Oct 2023

Anne-marie Cherry

14 Oct 2023


17 Sep 2023
great fun and a good way to look around the city of Geneva. No need to use mAps on your phone either - double bonus!


09 Sep 2023

Sara Seper

07 Sep 2023

What does an
outdoor escape game look like?

  • Discover new places

    As you walk and tour around the city, you will visit new cool places.

  • Solve puzzles, crack riddles

    You will test your wits and exploring abilities with fun challenges.

  • Learn fun history

    Each place comes with its own bit of history that you'll discover as you walk.

  • Role-play

    Put yourself in the shoes of a famous fictional character and play out their story.


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