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CERN Univers de particules

Route de Meyrin, Geneva 1217, Switzerland
+41 22 767 76 76
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Not quite as hoped for

You can pre book a tour but it’s only exhibits and stuff above ground. We had a three hour “tour... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Calamity J
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UK
A special experience

We were lucky we could visit the Large Hadron Colider - the largest machine on eart. All well... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
CeesF
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Glion, Switzerland
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CERN, in Geneva, is the world’s largest particle physics research centre. CERN has recently brought into service the world’s most powerful accelerator, the LHC (Large Hadron Collider), which will provide new insights into the Universe and how it evolved. The entire Universe is made up of particles. But where do they come from? What laws govern their behaviour? The purpose of the "Universe of particles" exhibition is for visitors to confront the great questions of contemporary physics : a journey to the Big Bang.
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Route de Meyrin, Geneva 1217, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You can pre book a tour but it’s only exhibits and stuff above ground. We had a three hour “tour” which included lectures, videos and specially made exhibits like in a science museum, which could have been anywhere in the world. The tour was given...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were lucky we could visit the Large Hadron Colider - the largest machine on eart. All well explained - overall an impressive experience.

Thank CeesF
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You will be overwhelmed by high-tech exhibition in CERN. Even though I do not have any specific knowledge about science, it was quite fun. The souvenir shop next to the reception also has an abundant line-up of special products and so much fun.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here for an activity on a school trip I had organised. The exhibitions were very good with interesting interactive activities on offer. The quality the tour will depend on your guide, my group was split into two groups; one was very good and the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My visit to CERN was amazing, I was in a small group and and talked to several experts. They showed us the different projects with passion and a clear explanation. Great place!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Managed to get in the guided tour after many many tries found a few spaces opened closer to the time of our arrival. I would advise arriving a little earlier and get to do the free open tours as it will assist when the guide...More

Thank Olympian1981
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Want to understand the universe? Or the world? Or the internet? Or being? Visit CERN. Don't skip CERN if you are visiting the area!

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

great guides, interesting stories, extensive, easy to get to by tram, mountains in backdrop, spectacular

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

My son and I went to CERN in December 2017. We both thought the visitors centre was quite interesting and spent a whole morning looking at the exhibits, however we found the gift shop to be appalling, it was very limited and very expensive, and...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

This is an European particle laboratory. One needs to book a tour of Cern beforehand so that the internal underground facility (exhibition) can be visited. The outdoor exhibition is also nice. This is the last stop for tram #18

Thank Deepak K
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dkotlaja
17 August 2017|
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Response from SighSpy | Reviewed this property |
no need to book this tour... you can go there taking the route 14 tram / bus and just walk in...
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Lostobsessed
15 May 2017|
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Response from Daniel P | Reviewed this property |
It is exceptional that the LHC can be seen directly. When the LHC is operating humans must stay far away because radiation is too high nearby. I have visited the LHC in the tunnel during an open day week end a few years... More
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