Experience the Pestalozzi Children's Village first-hand
How was the Pestalozzi Children's Village founded after World War II, and what does the idyllic site mean for young people today? How do we give children in eleven different countries access to education? Find out about our founder’s vision and the work we do today in the Visitors' Centre.
“Tanzania 360°” special exhibition
Have you ever been to Songambele? You can book a trip to East Africa in the Pestalozzi Children's Village Visitors' Centre and go there straight away. Virtual reality is a hot topic nowadays – experience this new technology as part of our special exhibition and get to know Ezekiel, his grandfather, his school and the Children’s Book Project, an initiative launched by the Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation. We were able to design Tanzania 360° thanks to the support of Bandara, the Zurich-based virtual reality content studio.
Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
The Visitors' Centre is closed on public holidays and from the 23rd of December 2017 till to the 2nd of January 2018.
CHF 8.00 Adults
CHF 6.00 Groups of 10+ persons
CHF 6.00 Students (university/vocational training), senior citizens and disabled persons
CHF 3.00 Children and youths (up to 16 years)
CHF 20.00 Families
Circle of friends members
Corti circle 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
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.
Would you like to take a private tour on a date of your choice with your association, work colleagues or friends? Please contact us. We would be pleased to help you organise the event.
Experience the Pestalozzi Children's Village first-hand.
Distinction for cultural acceptance in the classroom
Hassayarat Panchaichok was recently distinguished for her project on cultural diversity in schools, a topic that the Thai teacher had worked on at the Children’s Village. Find out more
Intercultural teaching methods
Vladimir Gjorgjevski attended the emPower further education course in 2015. What did he achieve with what he learned when he returned to Macedonia? The Foundation asked him – and was amazed by the answer. Find out more
The former «emPower» student Raisa Nineth Palala Martínez is awarded the first prize for «Exemplary Educational Concepts for Peace» in Guatemala.