There are two Giger Bars: the first, the Museum HR Giger Bar, is located in in Château St. Germain, Gruyères, Switzerland, which opened on April 12, 2003; and the second is the H.R. Giger Bar, in Chur, Switzerland. They are the product of visual artist H.R. Giger.

H. R. Giger is recognized as one of the world’s foremost artists of Fantastic Realism. Giger’s third and most famous book, Necronomicon, published in 1977, served as the visual inspiration for director Ridley Scott’s film Alien, Giger's first film assignment, which earned him the 1980 Oscar for the Best Achievement in Visual Effects for his designs of the film's title character and the stages of its lifecycle, plus the film’s the otherworldly environments.

The Giger bars make you feel as if you're sitting right on the set of the Alien sets, incorporating Giger's distinctive bio-industrial design style.

For more information on the bars, visit Giger's website at