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Fondation Martin Bodmer (Martin Bodmer Foundation)

  • 19–21 Martin Bodmer Map It
  • Cologny
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 04/14/2015

Fodor's Review

The museum that sources this humbling exhibition of original texts—from cuneiform tablets, papyrus scrolls, and parchment to a dizzying array of first editions—maps the history of human thought. Dramatic displays of bas-reliefs and dimly lit Egyptian books of the dead give way to Homer's Iliad; handwritten Gospels according to Matthew and John; exquisite copies of the Koran; a perfectly preserved Gutenberg Bible; Shakespeare (the complete works, published in 1623); an autographed score by Mozart; Oliver Twist; the Communist Manifesto; and Alice in Wonderland. A comprehensive printed guide is available in English. Energetic sightseers can get here on foot; otherwise, take the A bus from Rond-point de Rive and get off at Cologny-Temple. The ride takes 12 minutes.

Sight Information

Address:

19–21 Martin Bodmer, Cologny, 1223, Switzerland

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Phone:

022-7074433

Sight Details:

  • 15 SF
  • Tues.–Sun. 2–6

Published 04/14/2015

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