The Welcome Allee allows visitors to immerse themselves in the world of the Pestalozzi Children's Foundation as soon as they arrive and become Lozzli themselves with the photo spot. In addition, the guidance system in the village center addresses children's rights and encourages reflection.
Painting and solving puzzles at the same time is great fun - and with the hidden object picture, which guides artists and explorers through the Pestalozzi adventure village, you even learn interesting facts about children's rights. For example, did you know that every child has the right to education, play and leisure?
They're crazy in the Pestalozzi Children's Village! The Spinnerei, a large, colorful net construction, invites you to climb and hide. Or just to hang out for everyone who wants to continue spinning their imaginative thoughts in peace. The minimum age is three years.
On your marks, get set, go! Anyone doing their rounds in the Kick Loop can explore the Pestalozzi Children's Village on a bicycle, scooter, roller board or any other type of vehicle - the visitor center can rent these out if required. Two colored routes lead through the kick loop.
The organ responsible for balance is in the inner ear - so listen carefully! Courageous balancing artists can crawl, hop or dance across the balancing path on the playground. The entry-level trunk with branches helps get a feel for the path.
What's better than a marble run? A giant ball track! This is on a slope on the playground so that the wooden balls can roll down at high speed. Which paths they take and where they finally end up remains the secret of the marble run.
The smallest house in the Pestalozzi Children's Village is somehow the biggest - after all, the tree house stands on a tree trunk three meters high. In the cozy interior there are play facilities, the very best view and an adventurous slide outside.
There are chill and viewpoints at various locations. The wooden loungers and platforms allow (insights) views on several levels: within yourself, at the surrounding nature, to enjoy air currents, smells and worlds of sound, as well as far out - to the shimmering Lake Constance.
The visitor center in the Pestalozzi Children's Village is a cafeteria, exhibition and play lounge all in one. The latter offers everything a child's heart desires: Here the little ones can do handicrafts, read or just play. You will feel right at home in the child-friendly lounge.
We are open for you on the following days:
Monday to Friday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m
Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m
Our doors remain closed on the following days:
1 May (Labor Day)
August 1st (National Day)
1 November (All Saints' Day)
December 23, 2023 to January 2, 2024 (Christmas/New Year)
CHF 12.00 adults (from 16 years)
CHF 10.00 for groups of 10 or more
CHF 10.00 AHV/IV recipients
CHF 20.00 families (2 adults + children)
A drink (per paying person) is offered in the visitor center cafeteria with every entry.
Admission to our annual exhibition is free for the following people:
Members of the circle of friends
Children / young people up to 16 years
School classes in the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden and Ausserrhoden
Exchange students / apprentices / students
Swiss museum pass
REKA membership card
ICOM/VMS membership card
Discover the children's village and take part in a public tour of our world. Participation is possible without registration. The tours take place on the first Sunday of each month. All dates can be found on our events page.
Would you like a private tour with your class, club, work colleagues or friends on a date of your choice? Please contact us. We will be happy to help you organize your trip.
In general, the following prices apply to private tours:
60-minute guided tour of the museum: CHF 140.00 / 60 minutes
90-minute tour of the museum: CHF 180.00 / 90 minutes
90 minutes evening event guided tours: CHF 220.00 incl. evening surcharge
The property has the following to offer:
Laundry room (free use)
Each accommodation has a kitchen with the following equipment:
Glass ceramic cooker
Coffee machine (Delicio model, without capsules)
In the village you can use these offers:
Visitor center/cafeteria with tea and coffee maker (for a fee)
Free Wi-Fi in common areas (eating/playing)
Playgrounds & sports fields
Community barbecue area (Swiss family fireplace)
Youth club - accompanied evening offer
Painting, music, table tennis, billiards, etc. (according to opening times)