Visitors’ ­Centre

Experience the Pestalozzi Children's Village at first hand

Would you like to enjoy a special outing for families and children to our Visitors' Centre, museum and playground? You will learn how the Pestalozzi Children’s Village was established after World War II and what this idyllic place means for young people today. Find out more about the visionary ideas of the founder and our work today at the Visitors' Centre. The Children's Village warmly welcomes you and your family!

The exhibition on two floors is dedicated to the establishment and development of the Children's Village and the impressive stories of the Village children of yesterday and today. From the laying of the foundation stones of the first houses to the opening of our own post office. Listen to the fascinating stories of thousands of children who lived in Trogen for a shorter or longer period. There is a play area for the children in the cafeteria, and in summer they can enjoy themselves on the playground next to the terrace.

Games from other cultures is an entertaining way to open yourself to new experiences. Large and small visitors alike can deposit their wishes for the future in the Room of Wishes. Experience an interesting and varied day trip to the Children's Village!

Opening hours

Tuesday - Friday from 1.00 pm to 5.00pm
Sunday from 10.00am to 4.30pm

The Visitor Center is closed on general holidays. Our doors will also remain closed on the following days:

  • April 7 - 10 (Easter)
  • May 1 (Labor Day)
  • May 18 to 21 (Ascension Day)
  • May 27 to 29 (Whitsun)
  • August 1 (National Day)
  • November 1 (All Saints' Day)
  • December 23, 2023 to January 2, 2024 (Christmas/New Year's Day)

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