Guided Tours

Bring along your friends, colleagues, classmates, family or neighbours for a guided tour with one of our art mediators!

Last Free Open tours for individuals*

Laste free 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.

Thursday, 15.09.2016
20.00 Helmhaus, in deutsch

Saturday, 17.09.2016
13.00 Helmhaus, in deutsch
13.00 Löwenbräukunst, in deutsch
15.00 Helmhaus, in deutsch and english 
15.00 Löwenbräukunst, in deutsch and english
17.00 Helmhaus, in deutsch
17.00 Löwenbräukunst, in deutsch

Sunday, 18.09.2016
13.00 Helmhaus, in deutsch
13.00 Löwenbräukunst, in deutsch
15.00 Helmhaus, in deutsch and english
15.00 Löwenbräukunst, in deutsch and english
17.00 Helmhaus, in deutsch
17.00 Löwenbräukunst, in deutsch

Satellites tours
For our open tours at the Manifesta 11 satellites you need to register below:

Friday, 16.09.2016, 15.00 Satellite Tour, in deutsch
Saturday, 17.09.2016, 15.00 Satellite Tour, in deutsch
Sunday, 18.09.2016, 15.00 Satellite Tour, in deutsch

Satellites tour registration

Guided tours for groups

During the 100 days of the biennial our guided tours are available every day for reservations from 11:30 until 17:00. On Thursdays we have an extra evening tour at 19:00. The average length of a guided tour is one hour and a half (max 16 pers./guide). We give tours based on your interests, background, and special needs so please let us know if you have any requests.

Manifesta 11 Guided tours short cuts:

Duration: 1,5 hour
Venues: Helmhaus or Löwenbräukunst or Satellites
Group size: up to 16 people
Booking: up to 10 working days in advance
Admission: 200 CHF per group excluding Manifesta 11 entry tickets.

Since you will be visiting Manifesta 11 with a group and booked a guided tour you are eligible to a 50% reduction on Three-day tickets as well as One-day tickets.

Book your guided tour for groups here

Once your request has been completed we will check availabilities for your selected time and date and will either confirm your booking or inform you of other availabilities. Once your time and date has been confirmed you will receive an email with a link that will take you to the online payment form where you can pay for your guided tour. Once the payment is completed your reserved date and time for the guided tour is confirmed.


Dates and times of our Satellites tours are variable every week.

All open tours are free of charge with a valid Manifesta 11 ticket.
Max. 20 participants (*on a first come, first served basis)

Special tours

Mike Bouchet Satellite tour by host Philipp Sigg
Friday, 1 July 2016
Friday, 15 July 2016
Friday, 29 July 2016
Friday, 12 August 2016
Friday, 26 August 2016
Friday, 9 September 2016

Starting time: 13.00
Duration: 1,5 – 2h
Participants: Minimum 10 until 25 participants
Language: German
Meeting point: Entrance hall Klärwerk Werdhölzli
Booking required: / T. +44 (0) 43 321 30 17

Storytelling focus

Each Wednesday evening a Manifesta 11 Storyteller will present his or her favorite artwork of Manifesta 11. This artwork will be presented through a personal story based on the life or working experience of the Storyteller. An apprentice, a banker, a priest, a social worker and many more will share their stories with you.

Free of charge
Every Wednesday at 18.00 *
*Free entry to Löwenbräukunst and Helmhaus every Wednesday evening from 18.00 until 20.00

The last Storyteller Focus, coming Wednesday, 14th of September 2016. After we set the main focus on the residents of Zurich, we now want to open up this special edition and therefore invited a group of young professionals from Syria, who all live in Amsterdam. They have chosen collectively their favourite Manifesta 11 artwork and will present it in a focus that will be conducted in English language together with a Manifesta 11 mediator.

EXTRA: Six Storytellers from Zurich will also attend this coming Wednesday and present their favourite artwork in a Storytelling tour.

Meeting point: Löwenbräukunst ticket counter

Schedule:   From 18.00h – 19.00h Storytelling Tour with 7 Storytellers and 7 artworks
                   From 19.00h onwards you can choose one of the artworks that has been presented and join a 60 minute Storyteller Focus session



(German only)
Von Antonella Barone und Tanja BreuIm Rahmen der Manifesta 11 haben wir eine spielerische Stadtführung SPIELRAUM ZÜRICH geplant. So wie sich die Manifesta die Räumlichkeiten der Stadt aneignet, so erforschen auch wir Zürich. Die künstlerischen Arbeiten der Manifesta 11 und die Satellitenausstellungen bieten eine Grundlage und Werkzeuge für die Aufgaben. Unser Ziel ist es, durch körperliche Vereinnahmung die Stadt neu zu erfahren und sie auf spielerische Weise zu erleben. Zusammen mit den TeilnehmerInnen wollen wir den öffentlichen Raum aufmerksam betrachten und neue Sichtweisen auf die Stadt aufzeigen. Wir lenken den Blick auf unscheinbare Details und hinterfragen die urbanen Gegebenheiten der Stadt. Welche Anforderungen stellt die Stadt an uns? Welche Gelegenheiten bietet sie uns? Durch synästhetische Erfahrungen und vermittlerische Methoden wollen wir das Publikum zum Perspektivenwechsel auffordern.

Treffpunkt: Eingang Helmhaus

Freitag, 24. Juni 2016, 18.30 Uhr
Montag, 11. July 2016, 18.30 Uhr
Samstag, 20. August 2016, 14.00 Uhr
Mittwoch, 14. September 2016, 17.30 Uhr

Teilnahme kostenlos
max. 14 TeilnehmerInnen

Anmeldung hier.