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Giant Chess Boards

promenade des Bastions 1, Geneva 1205, Switzerland
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Chess in the rain anyone?

Beautiful park area. Watched people playing chess on giant grids with huge chess pieces under their... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2018
Luckylady21england
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England
So many people meet here

This is a place that fascinates me as it is always quite busy. It attracts a lot of people who want... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2018
rahenyman
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Beautiful park area. Watched people playing chess on giant grids with huge chess pieces under their brollies! And people think the Brits are crazy???? Very amusing to watch.

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

This is a place that fascinates me as it is always quite busy. It attracts a lot of people who want to play chess in the open air even in winter. I have noticed that many are from the Balkans where I guess chess must...More

Thank rahenyman
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

Amazing to watch the players all wrapped up against the cold, deep in concentration. The location beside the Wall adds to the sense of wonder.

Thank Robert J T
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Visit when the locals would be hanging out here to observe the play and "coaching" and bantering, not just the tourists giving it a try.

Thank Paul T
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

very picturesque and photogenic, this part of the park is always full, often with retired men or chess fans! if you go before february you also have a chance to watch the young skaters on the free ice rink put up only for 3 months...More

Thank serena99
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

If you are in Bastion Park take a look and yes, I recommend that you take a walk in the park, but this is not an attraction.

Thank Ez2ctheworld
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

This giant chess board was just one of the many interesting sights during our tour through Bastions Park, and on this day, there was a good sized crowd watching as players matched strategy with the huge chess pieces.

Thank yankeefan730
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

If you're at all a player of chess, this is a fun little stop to make (right by the Reformation wall). Old men in Geneva love to gather on a weekend afternoon and challenge one another to these giant-piece games of chess. The people-watching alone...More

Thank Jason D
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

I went to see the Reformation Wall and then walked past the giant chessboards where men were playing. Lots of fun to watch for a few minutes.

Thank Budd S
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

We visited the Bastions Park many times over 5 days: to see the reformation Wall, to stroll, for a picnic and we always spent some time at the Giant Chess Boards. We enjoyed watching and playing. It is one of the best memories of our...More

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