Guided tours, readings and talks

The public guided tours provide an insight into the interior and restoration of Villa Patumbah. You will learn more about the eventful history of the villa and become acquainted with the permanent exhibition on the topic of building culture. Further events are held in conjunction with current special exhibitions and projects.

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© Benjamin Hofer
Tours of the villa and permanent exhibition
Fuehrung-Detail-Drachen
Every Thursday at 12:30 pm
The midday tour provides insights into the history and restoration of the Villa Patumbah as well as the permanent exhibition on the theme of building culture. The tour also includes a visit to the Asian gallery on the second floor of the villa, which is not open to the public. Date: /

Language: German
Duration: 30 minutes
Cost: included in the admission fee
Limited number of places, registration recommended

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On the last Sunday of each month at 2pm
On this tour of the house, you will discover the magnificent rooms of Villa Patumbah and gain insights into the colonial prehistory up to the demolition plans, along with the subsequent rescue and restoration. In addition, you will become acquainted with our permanent exhibition on building culture in Switzerland. The tour also includes a visit to the Asian gallery on the second floor of the villa, which is not open to the public. Date: /

Language: German
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: included in the admission fee
Limited number of places, registration recommended

Angebote-Gruppen-Fuehrung
Take a private tour of the magnificent interior of Villa Patumbah. You will gain in-depth insights into the colonial prehistory up to the demolition plans, rescue and restoration. Plus, you will get to know our permanent exhibition on building culture in Switzerland. The tour also includes a visit to the Asian gallery on the second floor of the villa, which is not open to the public. Upon request, a short introduction to the park can be booked as an additional option.

Language: German, English, French, Italian
Duration: 1 hour
Max. 25 people, larger groups on request
Costs: CHF 190 / outside our business hours: CHF 230. Plus reduced admission per person, min. 10 admissions will be charged.
Option with Patumbah Park: an additional 20 min. and CHF 60

Activities for special exhibition
Botanisches-Museum-Fuehrung
Tobacco seeds and other treasures: curator Alexander Kocyan guides us through the labyrinthine repository and provides insight into a very special collection.

Language: German
Meeting point: forecourt of Villa Patumbah
Costs: CHF 10 (ticket sales at the Swiss Heritage Center)
Duration: 1 hour
Registration required, limited number of places

 

 

Koloniales-Zuerich-Stadtführung
Guided tour in cooperation with the “Zürich Kolonial” association
Traces of colonialism can be found locally, even though Switzerland itself was not a colonial power. Walking from Villa Patumbah to the Ethnographic Museum, we discover places with colonial ties and see buildings from a new perspective. A guided tour in conjunction with the special exhibition “Patumbah is a place in Sumatra”. Date: /

Language: German
Meeting point: forecourt of Villa Patumbah, public transport ticket for zone 110 required
Ending point: Niederdorf
Costs: CHF 15
Duration: 1,5 hours
Registration required, limited number of places

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Studio for families
What do Mr Grob’s tobacco plantations have to do with orangutans? During the guided tour of the Great Ape House at the Zurich Zoo, we learn why the huge plantations in Sumatra are a threat to orangutans and other wild animals. Date:

Language: German
Meeting point: main zoo entrance
Cost of guided tour: CHF 32/20 (adults/children). The zoo ticket is included.
Duration: approx. 70 minutes

Recommended for children from 7 years; must be accompanied by an adult
Registration required, limited number of places

 

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Rundgang durch die Ausstellung und anschliessende Diskussion mit Dr. Andreas Zangger
Der Tabakbau auf Sumatra bot Schweizern Zugang zur kolonialen Plantagenwirtschaft. Der Historiker Andreas Zangger gibt Einblick in das Leben der Schweizer auf Sumatra und erzählt über seine Forschung. Date: /

Kosten: CHF 10.-, Dauer ca. 1 Std.
Anmeldung erforderlich, Teilnehmerzahl beschränkt

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Referat und Diskussion mit Dr. Alexander Kocyan, Kurator des Botanischen Museums der Universität Zürich
Geraucht wird heute in allen Kulturen der Erde. Doch war das immer so? Gibt es zwischen den Kulturen Unterschiede beim Tabakkonsum? Bei welchen Gelegenheiten wurde Tabak geraucht? Erhellendes und Nachdenkliches zur Geschichte einer Kulturpflanze. Date:

Treffpunkt: 17 Uhr Grosser Hörsaal der Botanischen Institute, Zollikerstrasse 107
(5 min. Fussdistanz zur Villa) 
Kosten: CHF 10.-, Dauer: ca. 1 h
Anmeldung erforderlich, Teilnehmerzahl beschränkt