Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), Geneva

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Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation) depicts the story of the Protestant Reformation with statues of significant individuals, events, and documents. Built in 1909, the 18 m (60 ft) wall resulted from a contest designed to spruce up the grounds of the University of Geneva. Because the city was the center of Calvinism during the Reformation, the wall honors four important Calvinists most prominently. Statues of Theodore Beza, John Calvin, William Farel, and John Knox stand 5 m (16 ft) tall in the center of the wall. Surrounding these figures are Calvinists from other countries, such as Oliver Cromwell from England, and William the Silent from the Netherlands. Below the statues, read descriptions of how each of these figures supported Calvinism and the Reformation. Plan your visit to Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Geneva vacation route planner.
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  • We visited this having been to the Reformation Museum which is walking distance away. I would recommend doing the reformation trail. The museum is quite detailed with original writings etc. Would be v...  more »
  • The wall is impressive to see. However what makes the visit worth it is the surrounding park. It is not crowded and lots of grass space to sit, have a picnic and just relax. We were there with our 1 y...  more »
  • The Réformation Wall is also something to visit, also beause it means so much for the protection of Reformation in Europe and USA. A part of the wall is very old (XVI ) and the statues are of: Guillau...  more »
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  • Tranquillity is not found here but it should be in a place like this. Whilst they are doing development work, I feel any monument such as this should be surrounded by beautiful trees and peaceful setting. Unfortunately it is very open and next to a play park so no chance of sitting and reflecting upon the significance of this beautiful monument - and it is very beautiful. Worth a visit but plan something to do afterwards.
  • Impressive monument - one of the must-see spots on every tourists route (if you are new to Geneva)
  • Absolutely not to miss! 😀 Beautifully done and with a great historic importance! The park is perfect for relaxing during lunch break or after work!
  • Impressive monument, worth a visit if you are in the neighborhood
  • I am not religious but if you are walking through the park or in the area it is definitely striking.

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