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Permanent exhibition


Facing a period of poverty between the 17th and early 20th century, many parents in the Vinschgau Valley were forced to send their children on a difficult and exhausting march to Upper Swabia to find work and a place to stay. 

The exhibition follows the trail of the “Swabian Children” and tells their story: from the simple life in the Vinschgau Valley to the tough everyday life in foreign lands.


The Schwabenkinder database can be found at:


The database of Swabian children from South Tyrol: PDF Südtiroler Schwabenkinder

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