This hall of mirrors is situated near to the glacier garden.
Set up for the amusement park at the Swiss National Exhibition of 1896 in Geneva.
Created by Heinrich Ernst, a Zurich architect, the Alhambran labyrinth of mirrors was one of the main attractions a the Parc de Plaisance during the Swiss National Exhibition in Geneva in 1896. Marie Amrein-Troller, the widow of the glacier garden’s founder, who died young, acquired the labyrinth in 1899.
The Alhambra in the southern Spanish city of Granada is one of the most important monuments in Europe. The fascination with this most Islamic of buildings was also the reason for the labyrinth of mirrors being created in Alhambra style.
The entrance with its lion fountain is particularly reminiscent of the alhambra. 1/6 of the fountain with a mere two lions and only a few Alhambra arched elements give the the illusion of the lion fountain with 12 stone lions. The labyrinth of mirrors (popularly called the hall of mirrors or mirror maze) continues with its Moorish arches from the Iberian peninsula.*
*Information taken from a sign at the entrance to the labyrinth.