We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation)

Parc des Bastions, Geneva 1200, Switzerland
(0)22 418 20 00
Website
Update attraction details
Ranked #21 of 53 attractions in Geneva
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: This 60-foot stone wall was built in 1909 to commemorate Geneva's vital role in the Protestant Reformation.
Write a Review

190 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    47
    89
    43
    9
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Brookfield, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
43 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This was pretty impressive. The park it is in is lovely as well. It's worth a walk past it and then continue on through the park.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Very impressive piece, and with an interesting story behind it. If you have the time, read up on the history before you visit, as it's a much better experience knowing what it represents and who each statue is.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Geneva, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

There is a lot of history in the wall which shows the protestant reformation in Switzerland. It is situated inside the place de neuve park between the old town and the University of Geneva.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Geneva
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The wall, which represents the Protestant background of Geneva, reminds me of fascist buildings in Italy. More fun is to visit the longest bench in the world on the edge of the old town above this wall.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
35 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Free attraction as set in a public park. Nice to look at for a few moments but that is all. My 4 star review is based on the park itself. I sat and drank a coffee here and people watched. Pretty park (very clean), there were a lot of people sunbathing, reading and eating lunch here. If anyone happens to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

For anyone interested in the Protestant Reformation this is a pilgrimage which must be made. While Protestants avoid shrines and statues and icons in general, this magnificent sculpture dedicated to the history of the Reformation particularly from a Calvinist viewpoint is not to be missed. In a lovely location beneath the old city walls try to visit it on a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York, New York, United States
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

There is nothing interesting about a long tan wall with over-sized bas relief sculptures of long dead religious figures.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brighouse, England, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Gives the milestones of the reformation movement which is very moving and the park is lovely there. The stone is a lovely colour and makes a lovely backdrop for the park. The carving is very good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Geneva, Switzerland
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Parc des Bastions is where the wall is located. It's easy to get there by taking the 12 tram to Place de Neuve stop. The scope, attention to detail and placement of the wall are phenomenal. This is a must see when visiting Geneve. The park is also quite lovely. Here, you can see the oversized chess and checker players.....

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

Went yesterday into the park and saw this...pretty interesting if not a little creepy at points. Worth a look

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation) also viewed

 
Geneva, Switzerland
Geneva, Switzerland
 

Been to Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing