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Augusto Giacometti Entrance Hall

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This is a quick stop but worth it. Inside the Police station. Only open to the public between 9... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
PerthFern
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Perth
Hidden Beauty in Zurich

We have been to Zurich on numerous occasions over the last 40 years and only just discovered this... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2018
701David
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Fitzroy, Australia
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

This is a quick stop but worth it. Inside the Police station. Only open to the public between 9 - 11 am and 2-4 pm. The police are rude and cannot get rid of you quick enough but do it so beautiful. Seriously, the police...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PerthFern
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

They require a passport or ID card to be admitted to the hall. It looked nice when I looked inside, like the photos.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank intreped
Reviewed June 25, 2018

We have been to Zurich on numerous occasions over the last 40 years and only just discovered this gem dating back to 1933 painted by Augosto Giacometti. Its in the foyer of the police station a few hundred metres from the main rail station. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 701David
Reviewed June 21, 2018

We read online that it is open at 2pm each day. We arrived at 2:45pm on a Thursday. Lots of signs posted outside that say "no entry" "Hall closed". Ever the dubious traveler, I went inside anyway where a woman told me very sternly to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank patrickmeyer
Reviewed June 3, 2018

In 1933 Augosto Giacometti elaborately decorated the arches of the foyer of Zurich's main police station and painted murals celebrating industrial workers. I had seen the similarly themed murals that Diego Rivera did in Detroit in the 1930s, so I was eager to compare these....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

Appreciate art and enjoy this police station. Murals inside the central police station, unfortunately no pictures allowed but the police officer was so nice and so informative. Do not miss this. Within less than 10 minutes you will see everything and you will be out...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank theworldeye
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

It's the highlight for me during the trip. Amazing and beautiful colours. You won't spend a lot of time here as it's just the entrance halls that's painted. Remember to bring your ID. And no photography allowed. Take note of the hours too (10-12am or...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Cleo l
Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

The Giacometti murals are located inside a building now used as a police station. Public are allowed entry only at specified times so do check. They are visible from the entrance though. Walking distance from the main railway station, Lindenhof and Fraumunster

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank George T
Reviewed November 20, 2016

Ok, so it's not exactly where you expect to find a tourist attraction, but it's definitely worth a visit. When the was an orphanage, Giacommetti painted murals in the entrance hall. They have been maintained and are accessible to the public (with photo ID). It...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Mary B
Reviewed October 11, 2016

Hidden in the entrance of the police department are two painted rooms done by Augustus Giacomette whe the building had been an orphanage.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank debsteroonie
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