Augusto Giacometti Halle Zurich

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This might be a little odd, but for this spot, you will have to go to the police station. But don’t worry; you don’t have to be arrested to get there. The Augusto Giacometti Halle, also referred to as Blüemlihalle, offers a very unique experience. It all began in 1922 when Zurich launched a competition to paint the entrance hall of a municipal building. They aimed to brighten up the dark and gloomy place and to provide local artists with a canvas.

Augusto Giacometti (1877–1947) won the competition with ease with his breathtaking floral designs and warm colors. And that’s how the Augusto Giacometti Halle got its name as well as the reputation for being one of the most beautiful police stations in the world. To visit this unique police station, you have to take a guided tour, but they can’t be booked in advance. So, you wait at the designated meeting point. But the wait will be worth it.

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Address

Bahnhofquai 3, Zurich

Opening Times

Thu - Sat 14:00 - 17:00

Website

Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)