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The city of Geneva, situated at the Lake Geneva in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, regularly ranks among the top ten cities with the best quality of life in the world and, at the same time, among those with the highest cost of living. Most recently, just under 18 percent of Geneva’s population were millionaires. Geneva is thus, behind Monaco, the city with the second highest density of millionaires in the world. Furthermore, alongside New York, Geneva is home to most international organizations, most notably UN headquarters. The city is also a center for diplomacy: only last June, US President Biden and Russian President Putin met in Geneva for a summit. Switzerland correspondent Raphaela Stefandl takes a tour through this somewhat different Swiss city. Who is even aware that the foundations for the Internet were laid there at the renowned nuclear research center CERN; or that Empress Elisabeth (Sisi) of Austria-Hungary was assassinated in Geneva; and that the British rock band Deep Purple wrote their cult hit song “Smoke on the Water” after a casino fire on Lake Geneva?