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NEW Inhouse Exhibition in the Hermann Gmeiner Academy top

An Indoor Theme Trail - Traces of our SOS History 

photo: © SOS archive
We would like to invite you to visit our recent exhibition in the open staircases of the Hermann-Gmeiner-Academy:

Get some inspiring impressions of the fascinating History of the SOS Children's Villages - from the very beginning until today. 


If you would to take a guided tour please contact us:
Dr. Christian Honold, Email: or
Eveline Erlsbacher, Email:

Guided city tour

“Innsbruck and the cradle of SOS Children’s Villages” - guided city tour


The history of SOS Children’s Villages is part of the history of Innsbruck. Or: What unites some of the most stunning sights in the city of Innsbruck and the founding story of SOS Children’s Villages?

Let yourself be guided – and enchanted!

Our themed city tour through the old town of Innsbruck offers exciting and moving insights into the city’s history as well as the founding story of SOS Children’s Villages. The city tour is a community project between the SOS Children’s Villages Hermann Gmeiner Academy, the “story guide” Christian Kayed and Innsbruck’s Municipal Archives/Municipal Museum.

Our publications

"About us - SOS Children's Villages"

by Christian Honold and Gertraud Zeindl

Hermann Gmeiner Academy 2012

Content: By highlighting important milestones, this book attempts to provide a closer understanding of the development of SOS Children’s Villages down the years.

Inquiries and information

Please, don't hesitate to contact us for further information:

Hermann Gmeiner Academy

phone +43 512 3316 5101