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    The Visitor Centre of the Swiss Paraplegic Foundation

Visitor Centre ParaForum - A place of encounters

The ParaForum Visitor Centre of the Swiss Paraplegic Foundation (SPF) will be inaugurated in Nottwil from 5 to 8 September 2019. The ParaForum is a place of encounters between visitors and people living with a spinal cord injury. This is where they can meet at eye level, satisfy their thirst for knowledge on the topic of spinal cord injuries, and make unforgettable memories.

Visit our interactive exhibition and find out more about the everyday life of Sarah, Matteo, Christine, and Stefan, or let our tour guides take you round the Swiss Paraplegic Centre (SPC).


Why a Visitor Centre?

The popular guided tours of our campus have been at full capacity for a while now. The new Visitor Centre aims to alleviate this situation and, at the same time, to establish new approaches. There will, for example, be numerous self-experience opportunities. Encounters represent a central element of Guido A. Zäch's comprehensive rehabilitation. The space for encounters with plenty of natural light, which was opened in 1990 by today’s honorary president of the SPF at the same time as the clinic building, reflects his exacting standards in this area. The aim is to facilitate intentional encounters of people with spinal cord injuries and their relatives with people without spinal cord injuries, wheelchair athletes, health professionals, and donors. Further aims consist of breaking down psychological barriers and creating understanding for the challenges faced by people living with spinal cord injuries. Encounters of this kind foster integration, starting in the SPC.



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      From Thursday 5th till Sunday 8th September 2019

    • Monday


    • Tuesday - Saturday

      10.00 am – 6.30 pm

    • Sunday and bank holidays

      10.00 am – 5.00 pm

  • Admission to the ParaForum exhibition and the guided tours are free services provided by the Swiss Paraplegic Foundation.

  • Having a spinal cord injury means more than no longer being able to walk. Get to know four interesting personalities as they speak of their accident or disease, of rehabilitation, of friendship and love, and of professional reintegration.

    Find out more about our interactive multimedia exhibition.

  • Join our tour guides as they take you through the Swiss Paraplegic Centre and allow you to experience everyday life in the clinic first-hand.

    Find out more about our guided tours.


Food and drink

  • Indulge in culinary delights when you visit the Swiss Paraplegic Centre.

  • Choose exactly what you would like from the varied dishes on offer at Hotel Sempachersee.

Contact for visitors

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