Henry-Dunant-Museum Heiden

Asylstrasse 2

CH-9410 Heiden (AR)

→ +41 71 891 44 04


The Henry-Dunant-Museum is wheelchair accessible.

How to reach us: Several times an hour by post bus from St. Gallen in 40' or hourly by rack railway from Rorschach in 17'.

There are plenty of parking spaces.

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Opening Hours

Opening Hours


Temporarily closed.

The museum is currently undergoing extensive renovation.

After the winter break, from 1 April 2023, we will be active with an event programme, mediation offers, and guided tours on request.

The reopening is planned for 2024.

Dunant Plaza

Closed since 31 October 2022.



AHV, IV, apprentices, students, members of groups
Children and youths from 8 to 16 years of age*

* Free admission for children and youths from the cantons of AR and SG



For school classes of all ages, the Henry Dunant Museum will offer a wide range of educational activities from April 2023, despite the renovations. The guided tours and workshops can be booked via → kklick, the cultural education platform of Eastern Switzerland, using the links opposite.

→ Stay up to date! The newsletter informs you about the latest offers for school classes.

Guided tours for groups

Guided tours for groups

Despite the renovation, the museum will offer a wide range of guided tours and workshops for groups from April 2023. Whether as a club, company or family outing, for further education, as a journey back in time or for dealing with current social issues - we will be happy to advise you on the choice of a guided tour or a tailor-made workshop. All offers can be followed by an aperitif on request.

Registration and further information:


→ +41 71 891 44 04

Tour of exhibition Flagge zeigen (60')
120 CHF

From 17 April 2023.

A common sign for a common idea: Red Cross on a white background. Since 1864, the sign initiated by Henry Dunant has been protecting helpers and those seeking help in armed conflicts. Today, a red cross, a red crescent or a red crystal embody protection and help worldwide. However, this protection is regularly undermined by misuse of the emblems, by ignorance or unscrupulous warfare ...

Outdoor tour: The cosmopolitan Henry Dunant in urban Heiden (90')
190 CHF

The initiator of the ICRC and winner of the first Nobel Peace Prize spent the last 20 years in Heiden. Why did a world-famous native of Geneva move to the picturesque neo-classical village 400 metres above Lake Constance in 1890? On the tour of Heiden, we go in search of traces and immerse ourselves in everyday life in Dunant's time with the help of stories, historical photos, places and buildings - surprising detours included.

This tour can also be booked in English.

From Geneva to Heiden - The life and work of Henry Dunant (60')
120 CHF

In 1897, the Dowager Tsar Maria Fyodorovna is said to have resided in the Hotel Krone at Kirchplatz 9 in Heiden. The former empress and mother of the last Russian tsar came to pay her respects to Henry Dunant. She was one of the ICRC initiator's patrons, to whom she gave an annual pension.

Join Henry Dunant (1828-1910) on his extraordinary journey through life, from his childhood and youth in Geneva, through various stations in Europe and Algeria, to his key experience at Solferino, and finally to Heiden, where he spent the last 20 years of his life. Along photographs and objects, an experienced guide leads you to the formative moments in the life of the Red Cross initiator.

Price plus reduced group admission/person, max. 20-25 pers.

Combined offers on request.

All tours are usually conducted in German.

Larger groups and foreign languages on request.

Group visits and guided tours are also possible outside the museum's regular opening hours.

Shop & Bistro

Shop & Bistro

Until the reopening, you will find a colourful selection of books, objects and gift items → online.