Guided tours

Art Detectives,  Helmhaus, 24 June 2016 © Manifesta 11
Mediation – as opposed to the traditional model of the guided tour – instigates debate and intellectual discussion around the artwork from the visiting group. The mediator sets out to slow down the visitor in order for questions to arise, to gather responses and be able to discuss varying opinions so that the groups own perceptions can evolve from the basis of collectively understanding the work. 

Free open tours for individual visitors*

Every week we organise six open tours, which as individual visitor, you can join. Tours are led by an Art Mediator and will take place in Helmhaus, Löwenbräukunst and the Manifesta 11 Satellites. For the open tours, no reservation is required. Sign in from 11.00 at the Info Point at the main entrance of Helmhaus or Löwenbräukunst.

*with a valid Manifesta 11 ticket.
Monday 18.00 - 19.30 
Thursday 20.00 – 21.30
tel.: 076 217 48 16
Tuesday 18.00 - 19.30
Saturday 15.00 – 16.30
tel.: 076 652 04 90
Satellites tours:
Please check the weekly schedule on our website
Free of charge with a valid Manifesta 11 ticket
Max. 20 participants (*on a first come, first served basis)

Pre-booked tours for groups

Our tours are available daily in German, English and French from 11.30 until 17.00 and Thursdays until 19.00. The average length of a guided tour is 90 minutes (max 16 people/guide). We give tours based on interests, background, and special needs, so please let us know if you have any requests. Groups are required to book at least 10 days in advance.
To book your guided tour please fill in the form here or register via email.

*For joining special tours led by people from different professional fields please check the website.
For more information please contact the Manifesta 11 Education Department: 
Contact: E-mail
Telephone: +41(0) 43 321 30 17 


18 362 people participated
in the Manifesta 11
Education programme

The Education and Mediation programme is generously 
supported by Engagement Migros, Initiating Partner of Manifesta 11.