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CERN Univers de particules

Route de Meyrin | Ginebra, Geneva CH-1217, Switzerland
41-22-767-76-76
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Ranked #2 of 26 Activities in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Science Museums
Owner description: CERN, in Geneva, is the world’s largest particle physics research centre. CERN has recently brought into service the world’s most powerful... more » Owner description: CERN, in Geneva, is the world’s largest particle physics research centre. CERN has recently brought into service the world’s most powerful accelerator, the LHC (Large Hadron Collider), which will provide new insights into the Universe and how it evolved. The entire Universe is made up of particles. But where do they come from? What laws govern their behaviour? The purpose of the "Universe of particles" exhibition is for visitors to confront the great questions of contemporary physics : a journey to the Big Bang. « less
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

We went on holiday with the intention of visiting CERN. Unfortunately, we didn't manage to get a reservation for a guided tour. You have to do this way (like, weeks) in advance! If the schedule is full, you could request to be put on the backup list, but you have to make that request in person, at the CERN desk.... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

I visited the place last year when they had open doors, a weekend event excellently organised by the staff at CERN. You could spend the weekend visiting the different sites of the CERN as they are spread out a lot around the region. I visit the allerater which in under ground and the place is amazing. You need little bikes... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Book way in advance…the English tours fill up very quickly. My 14 year old was very keen to see this. I agree with the other reviewers that two hours was too long, when you don't get to go down and actually see the LHC. It was our tour guide's first tour ever, but he did a great job explaining things... More

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Cessy, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This experience is just unique in the world and its amazing to discover the result of so many years of research, really worth a visit

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We booked our English tour three months ahead. That was the only slot available. So we had to tailor our summer France and Switzerland itinerary just to fit the visit in. We had such high hope as this was the place where the world wide web was invented and it also had the largest particle accelerators. We arrived 15 minutes... More

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Doha
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

There is an excellent display beneath the gift shop. This didn't seem to be well sign posted and the staff were not very helpful - but look for a staircase going down and help yourself! Great explanation of particle physics, videos, and displays. No crowds as no-one seemed to know about it!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I was really looking forward to my tour of CERN and was very pleased when I went online yesterday and was able to get a reservation for this afternoon. Getting there is very easy. You simply take the number 18 tram and it drops you at the terminus which is right outside. Signage for reception is very poor and I... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I live near CERN and guests are often interested in visiting it. Tour slots open up for booking 90 days in advance of the tour date and fill up fast. If you know the date when you`d like to tour, you can try to book online. They save a few spots for walk-ins on the day, so you can also... More

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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Easy and simple visit accessible by tram 18 from centre Geneva. The globe has a spectacular exhibition.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Visited CERN on the off chance of seeing the LHA, but this is not available to view (the tour event, which has to be pre-booked, covers some of its predecessors). Spent the afternoon in the 'museum' which had masses of intriguing press material, explanation, diagrams and pictures, together with DVD's of the tunnel and accelerators, and a demonstration of 'low-temperature'... More

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