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- Address: Promenade des Bastions 1, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Historical Site, Statue
Reformation Wall - Review
The Reformation Wall is homage to Switzerland’s greatest reformers. This lovely wall in stone has several carvings and statues that are worth seeing. The place has great historic importance due to the figures immortalized through it.
The Statues of Guillaume Farel, Jean Calvin, Théodore de Beze and John Knox stand tall in the center of this lovely wall. The country’s most renowned thinkers who have had a huge effect on the way the history of Switzerland was shaped have been honored here. Just a walk down the path is sure to leave you richer in the knowledge of the country’s history.
If you are a history lover, you should most definitely visit this lovely place. The French Sculptors who have brought this monument to life have done a brilliant job in capturing a sense of pride into it.
Walk through the wall that remembers Switzerland’s greatest reformers in Geneva. For your benefit, there are no tickets for Reformation Wall. However, you can always go ahead and buy tickets for Reformation Wall tours to gain a deeper understanding of history that beckons it. Reformation wall tickets are easily available provided you should book in advance. Further, Reformation Wall ticket prices come at best deal possible for your advantage.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Reformation Wall
72.01% of people who visit Geneva include Reformation Wall in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
28.42% of people start their Reformation Wall visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Reformation Wall
79.51% of people prefer walking in order to reach Reformation Wall
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Reformation Wall, Geneva Reviews
Far too grand a wall for commemorating bureaucrats of the church reform. The style somewhat reminds of similar type of monuments erected in the former Soviet Union to celebrate Vladimir Lenin for his revolutionary ingenuity for 'liberating' the lower classes. While Lenin at least appealed to masses promising them paradise on earth, John Calvin was a man of letter in its most literal sense. His appearance in Geneva was incidental and his return after his unsuccessful attempt to bring 'discipline' to the undisciplined and freedom loving city was somewhat forced, although he himself wanted to believe it was fated. Calvin was a well-educated man with talent for writing - the exact skills that Geneva, already a reformed city, needed in order to establish a new Church and with it more restricting rules over unruly citizens, thus the appeal to Calvin. He was a true bureaucrat more concerned with his doctrine than human and humane side of life. Although he did his job well in the bureaucratic sense of it, to my mind, he was not that a great figure to deserve to be part of such a monument in Geneva. He was a weak man without passion or leadership skills or understanding of human nature, yet he toyed with an idea of serving God and being of service to others. The Reformation Wall appears to commemorate an enslavement of Geneva by bureaucrats rather than any deep or thoughtful reformation deeds which would have had more positive effect for the centuries to come.
It’s huge and historic. But you should go with a plan of at least two hours. The lawns are well kept, fresh air and a huge chess on the floor with human sized cubes. Lovely for kids. You can surly spend more than 2 hours also.
Nice historic place to visit. It is in the park next to University of Geneva. Need some time to read all the stories. The International Monument to the Reformation known as the Reformation Wall is a famous monument in Geneva. It honours many of the individuals, events and documents of the Protestant Reformation.
A must visit if you're interested in history, specially the history of Christianity and story of protestants and Calvinism. It is located in a nice park in the center of University of Geneva. This wall has a big history behind it which I suggest you defread up on Wikipedia as you're standing in front of it to make the feelings more real. Sit by the small water beneath it and think about everything that has happened thanks to the courage of this people.
The International Monument to the Reformation, usually known as the Reformation Wall. Built into the old city walls of Geneva, the Reformation Wall overlooks the Parc des Bastions. ... The imposing Reformation Wall stands in the Parc des Bastions, portraying the major figures of the Reformation in the form of huge statues. The monument also includes important events and documents that changed the world as we know it today. Nice park around and can spent or rest there for hours.