Located in the town of Pregny-Chambesy outside of Geneva, Switzerland, the Penthes Castle is a luxurious chateau that is home to two museums: the Museum of the Swiss Abroad and the Geneva Military Museum. The chateau is set in the middle of the hilly Empress’ Park (named in honor of Josephine de Beauharnais, wife of Napoleon I) and offers excellent views of Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps.
The Museum of the Swiss Abroad is devoted to showing the history of Swiss citizens who have affected the history of other countries, including artists, explorers, bankers, inventors and many others. The collection includes documents such as military patents and letters of dismissal, letters, journals, newspapers, photographs and stamps, as well as books, portrait, sculptures, uniforms, flags, medals and other personal belongings. The Geneva Military Museum showcases weapons, uniforms and other papers from the Swiss military.