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Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation)

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Address: Parc des Bastions, Geneva 1200, Switzerland
Phone Number: (0)22 418 20 00
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: This 60-foot stone wall was built in 1909 to commemorate Geneva's vital...
This 60-foot stone wall was built in 1909 to commemorate Geneva's vital role in the Protestant Reformation.
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Key part of Geneva's history

Geneva was at the heart of the Reformation and the wall highlights key moments in history, both in Switzerland and further afield. Much larger than I remembered it from a previous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Geneva was at the heart of the Reformation and the wall highlights key moments in history, both in Switzerland and further afield. Much larger than I remembered it from a previous visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The Reformation Wall is one of the "must see" in Geneva. The surrounding park is a great place for relaxation. We saw many people doing slackline, there is a corner with giant chess, or one can just sit and enjoy the atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

While I did not really understand the history of it, I still enjoyed walking by the park and encountering this wall. There is a university opposite the wall and it was a great place to visit too.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A lovely park with the wall as a highlight. It's great to see. Children may also enjoy the giant chess, draughts and table tennis.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The Reformation wall is an important part of both Geneva's and Christianity's history, and well worth a visit even if just while enjoying strolling round attractive parts of Geneva. There are 4 main statues, each 5 metres high, of Calvin, Knox, Farel and Beza as well as 6 smaller (3 metre) statues of other Protestant luminaries including Prince William the... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

When I arrived in Geneva I went to my hotel and decided to do some sight seeing. I was exploring the old town and after some minutes of walking i was surprised to see a lot of people playing with huge chess pieces on the paved ground It was also nice to see children ice skating near the chess players... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Nice wall with statues and nice part of religion history beside park (Parc Des Bastions). Check this with other things in area while walking from old town to flea market area.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is one of my favorite places. I have been to this park or taken visitors perhaps 100 times over 30 years. The reformation wall always elects wonder and quiet reflection about the great leaders and thinkers of that time. I sometimes like to visit in the early evening when the wall is all lit up. Weekend afternoons are fun... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

some people may just see a wall with statues but for history buffs the wall will represent a significant period in european history.. the wall has the statues of the four Protestant Reformers... you can also take a stroll in Bastions Park on a clear day it's a pleasant and beautiful park... Definitely a must see when you take a... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The Reformation Wall or Mur de la Reformation. I suppose you could say it is Geneva's Mount Rushmore or not as the case may be. The wall has the 4 statues of the Protestant Reformers looking down onto the Park. In the middle stand Jean Calvin, Guillaume Farel, Théodore de Bèze and John Knox. On the sides we find those... More 

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