Hermann Hesse Foundation


Siddhartha, Narziss and Goldmund or Klingsors letzter Sommer - some of the most important works by Hermann Hesse were written in Montagnola, in the Casa Camuzzi. Today you can visit the Museo Hermann Hesse - located in an idyllic spot above Lake Lugano.

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Personal objects, photos, books and watercolor paintings tell of the moving life of the German writer Hermann Hesse. During his years in Ticino he wrote with views of the nearby Lake Lugano - in an apartment of the picturesque little castle that went by the humble name of Casa Camuzzi. Besides short stories, some of his most important works - such as Siddharta, Narziss and Goldmund or Klingsors letzter Sommer, were written here.

Directly by the former dwelling and place of work of the writer, today you discover the Hermann Hesse Museum in the Torre Camuzzi. In addition to the permanent exhibition, here visitors enjoy thematic shows, lectures, concerts, films and readings. And its no wonder that beautiful walks in the surrounding landscape that once inspired the poet and writer also lure people here.

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