Fondazione Hermann Hesse Montagnola
«Following the trails of Hermann Hesse»

Collina d'Oro offers a great variety of walks throughout its magnificent landscape.
On the occasion of the opening of the Museum, the Town Council of Collina d'Oro set up a walking path which takes to Hesse's favourite places, passing by the houses where he lived, and ending to the cemetery where he is buried.
A visit to the Ursula e Gunter Böhmer Foundation in Casa Albisetti is also included.

Only on request.

Meeting point
Museo Hermann Hesse Montagnola

Itinerary 1 + Itinerary 2:  2.30 hours approx.


From Fr. 80.– to Fr. 140.– / from Euro 54.– to Euro 94.–

For any information, please contact Lucia Umiker (responsible for groups visiting the Museum).
T +41 (0)79 514 25 61
Itinerary 1 (about 2 hours)
  1. Museum Hermann Hesse
  2. View of San Salvatore
  3. S. Abbondio Cemetery (Grave)
  4. Forest, Canvetto
  5. Grotto Cavicc
  6. Glade (Formely cave cellar)
  7. Via Ligüna (View of Mount Lema)
  8. Hotel-Restaurant Bellevue

Itinerary 2
(about 30 minutes)
  1. Museum Hermann Hesse
  2. Casa Camuzzi
  3. Commemorative stone honoring his 100th birth anniversary.
  4. Casa Rossa

An interactive walk
«Walking with Hermann Hesse»

For primary schools (third, fourth and fifth grade) as well as for first year of middle school, (8–11 years) the Museum offers a special and interesting activity: an interactive walking-tour with the actress Stefania Mariani – an unforgettable experience!

Stefania Mariani will tell about Hermann Hesse's life and work in an amusing and educational way on the background of the Collina d'Oro.
Every morning from 9.00 to 11.00, during the months of March, April, June, September and October, booking needs to be arranged.

In Italian only.

Booking is required! Max 30 people.


With the support of the Municipality of Collina d’Oro.

© Fondazione Hermann Hesse Montagnola