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Hermann Hesse Museum, Montagnola The small but significant Hermann Hesse Museum, which was set up in the old Camuzzi Tower , is the largest of its kind in Switzerland and the third largest in the world after the ones in Calw and Gaienhofen in Germany . The fourth museum dedicated to the poet is located in Hiroshima, Japan.
The Montagnola Museum was inaugurated on July 2nd, 1997 on the occasion of the 120th birthday of the writer. It contains valuable testimonies from the 43 years of life that the poet, painter, writer and Nobel Prize winner spent in Montagnola from 1919 until his death (1962).
In the library, visitors will find the most popular readings of the Writer, the typewriter on which "Das Glasperlenspiel" was created, his indispensable glasses and much more.
The museum is active on an international level with meetings, presentations and exhibitions of the watercolors by Hermann Hesse. Between 1919 and 1938 he painted 3000 watercolors, which make an interesting contribution to the documentation of Ticino painting of the 20s and 30s.
The documentary by Werner Weick, which is shown in a small hall, is worth mentioning. is heard. The sound material, which is largely composed of autobiographical writings and excerpts from letters, portrays Hermann Hesse on a walk with Bertold Brecht or Hugo Ball, sketching the Collina d'oro, pulling weeds in his Garden or while reading one of his 35,000 letters that he answered.

The Hermann Hesse Museum in Montagnola presents a rich program in addition to the permanent exhibition. Temporary exhibitions, lectures, concerts, films, hikes and weekly bilingual readings make this place a lively meeting place for an international audience.

In addition to other initiatives, the museum organizes exhibitions and f & r; reads the author's texts on Sundays.

Program 2011 (PDF)

Museo Hermann Hesse
Torre Camuzzi
CH- 6926 Montagnola

Tel. +41 91 993 37 70/71
Fax +41 91 993 37 72

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