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Augusto Giacometti Entrance Hall

Bahnhofquai 3, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 411 71 17
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Stopped by on a walk but couldn’t get in

They require a passport or ID card to be admitted to the hall. It looked nice when I looked inside... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
intreped
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Connecticut
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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 3 weeks ago
701David
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Fitzroy, Australia
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Bahnhofquai 3, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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"police station"
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"painted murals"
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"no photography allowed"
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"arches"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank intreped
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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

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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

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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

1  Thank Cleo l
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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

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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

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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.

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Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

facinating entrance hall by famous Augusto Giacometti, the former Zurich orphanage was in a rather dark style constructed when average families still had 5 and more children, after industrialization families diminished quite considerably in size and the orphanage became far too oversized. More and more...More

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