airy tales count amongst the great narratives of cultural history from every epoch and cultural circle. Fairy tales are the magical twin of reason; they spirit us away to enchanted worlds. The exhibition in the National Museum Zurich, equally created for children as for adults, shows the fairy tale’s heritage, history and topicality. Not only are precious manuscripts, paintings and objects on exhibit, but flying carpets and a magic forest for the little ones too. Audio stations and film projections invite visitors to listen, watch and linger. One room of the exhibition is dedicated solely to Trudi Gerster (1919 – 2013), the Swiss queen of fairy tale storytelling. Generations of spellbound listeners have followed her voice since the 1940s. Trudi Gerster is a jewel in the auditory memory of Germanspeaking Switzerland.

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