Facing the famous Parc des Bastions, the Reformation Wall is an international monument erected in memory of the people and events of the Protestant Reformation in Geneva. This iconic structure, built from 1909 to 1917, stands as a symbol of religious and historical significance.
Visitors exploring the Reformation Wall and making this a part of their Switzerland tour packages, will not only witness the impressive statues and bas-reliefs representing key figures but also immerse themselves in the rich history that shaped the cultural fabric of Geneva. The monument serves as a poignant reminder of the city's profound connection to the Reformation and is a must-visit for those seeking both cultural and historical insights on their Swiss journey.
The monument features brilliant statues of some major Reformation figures of the 16th century, including John Calvin and John Knox, William Farel, and Théodore de Bèze. The Wall also features the motto of the city of Geneva, i.e. “Post Tenebras Lux” (After darkness, light), which was inspired by the Calvinist philosophy.
Since Geneva played an integral part in the Reformation, the wall is dedicated to all those who were a part of the movement. There is also a celebration of the Reformation that takes place every year on the first Sunday of November. It is now one of the famous tourist places in Geneva.
Timings: Open 24 hours every day
Entry Fee: No entry fee
Location: Prom. des Bastions 1, 1204 Genève, Switzerland