The Pestalozzi Children's Foundation is celebrating its 75 anniversary. To mark this occasion, the Foundation has developed a new, interactive exhibition on the past and present of the Children's Village in Trogen.
In one of the first houses of the Children's Village – constructed by the renowned Swiss architect Hans Fischli –the original rooms invite the visitors to immerse themselves in the history of the village and the foundation
The exhibition tour starts with a footbridge offering a new view upon entering the Children's Village. This is also where the narrative figures are introduced. They accompany the visitors throughout the exhibitions various modules. Then, there is a world map, visualizing the Children's Village connections to the world. This is where the talking pen –an audio-digital pen –is introduced. A ball pit and an impressive slide leading out of the house have been installed especially for children. In the anteroom of the slide, a «child rights laboratory» has been set up, where children can playfully learn about their rights. Ten stamp stations distributed throughout the village invite children and adults alike to take a tour on the topic of child rights.
This exhibition appeals to various senses. There is the media house with its radio play and other immersing topical rooms, the old school where empathy and sustainable development goals are given room have been designed specifically for youths.
The transformer station and the house of worship on the other hand appeal to an adult audience. In the transformer station, enlarged drawings of the Children's Village are on display. The house of worship houses the photo series «New Dutch Views» by Marwan Bassiouni.
Tuesday to Friday 13.30 to 5:00 pm
Sunday 10.30 am to 4:30 pm
Closed on Mondays and Saturdays
The Visitors' Centre is closed on the follwing public holidays:
13 to 16 May (Ascension) 22 to 24 May (Pentecost) 01 August (national holiday) 01 November (All Saints' Day)
Adults: CHF 12 Adults
Senior citizens and disabled persons CHF 10
Children (up to 16 years), apprentices: free
School classe (max 1 class with teacher): CHF 80
Circle of friends members
School classes from the cantons of Appenzell Innerrhoden and Appenzell Ausserrhoden
Swiss Museum Pass holders
Raiffeisen card members
REKA rental contract holders
ICOM/VMS membership card holders
KulturLegi/CarteCulture membership card holders
Public guided tours
Take the opportunity to join a public guided tour of the Children's Village. You do not need to sign up or reserve a place to take part in the tour. The dates and times of our public guided tours are listed in the ‘Events’ section (in German).
Would you like to take a private tour on a date of your choice with your association, work colleagues or friends? Please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org / 071 343 73 73. We would be pleased to help you organise the event.