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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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Fascinating sculptures of VIPs in Geneva's history. When viewed from a distance, they appear life sized, and real people like midgets! The park also houses giant chess boards and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Fascinating sculptures of VIPs in Geneva's history. When viewed from a distance, they appear life sized, and real people like midgets! The park also houses giant chess boards and loads of oldies play - fun to watch the watchers dis/approving of the players' moves!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The Reformation Wall is a monument in honoring many of the main individuals, events, and documents of the Protestant Reformation by depicting them in statues and bas-reliefs. The Wall is in the grounds of the University of Geneva, which was founded by John Calvin, and was built to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Calvin's birth and the 350th anniversary of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Beautiful sculpture in a nice park. Stumbled upon it in our aimless wandering around the old town and am so glad we did.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Theatrical and impressive monument to the Reformation in Geneva. Next to a park and has a good view.

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Middlebury, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We stumbled upon this by accident and the park was a tad sketchy but very impressive monument. I'd have to read more about the history behind all the figures but if you are nearby, it's worth walking through the park which is very tranquil and has a nice fountain in front.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Since I am a Knox, I was thrilled at taking my picture with John Knox here at the Reformation Wall. These really are large statues.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A pretty expansive monument dedicated to leaders of the Reformation that is found in the middle of a beautiful park near the university. It is worth the time to head over there and grab a few peaceful minutes while admiring the wall.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Quite large with English on the right side of the centre. It's within a nice park for relaxing. An inspirational monument.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The reformation wall has a nice history and depicts the contribution of the protestants in the early times of geneva formation. The wall is in the bastion park (parc de bastion, I believe I have spelled it wrong :p) which also has the big chess and draft board were people in the evening come and play and relax. It has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a huge wall marking the history of religious reformation. It has many dates and important facts on it. It's missing Martin Luther but probably because it's based on Swiss history and not reformation overall. Worthwhile and in a pretty park.

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