Fondazione Hermann Hesse Montagnola
The Museum Hermann Hesse offers schools guided tours and the possibility to arrange readings, lectures and guided walking-tours.

School classes may plan a visit combining different options available, with different time and rates.

Museo Hermann Hesse Montagnola
T +41 (0)91 993 37 70
F +41 (0)91 993 37 72

Or contact Lucia Umiker, responsible for group visits
T +41 (0)79 514 25 61
Admission fees
Groups from 10 to 24 people
Fr. 7.–  per visitor

Groups from 25 people
Fr. 6.–  per visitor 

Admission free for local schools.
Guided tour

The rate of the Museum guides refers to groups up to 24 people. With more than 24 people, it is advisable to divide the group and to book two guides.

Museum guide 
Duration of the tour approx. 1 hour
Fr. 90.–
Guided tour with watercolour painting workshop in the Museum courtyard

After a short tour of the Museum, children will have the possibility to create their own watercolour painting taking inspiration from a watercolour by Hermann Hesse.
Material included.
Maximum 18 children per group. For more than 18 people we advice to book two guides.
The rate of the Museum guides refers to groups up to 18 children. With more than 18 people, it is advisable to divide the group and to book two guides.

Duration: about 90 minutes
Fr. 140.–
Readings in different languages

Reading in one language (Italian, German, French or English), duration about 30 to 60 minutes:
from Fr. 80.– to Fr. 200.–

Readings in more languages: on request.
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 has 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! Thanks to the support of the Comune di Collina d'Oro, ten of these events are free of charge. Teachers should contact the Museum  (telephone or e-mail).
Guided walking-tour
«Following the trails of Hermann Hesse»

The walk winds along a marked path through Hesse's favourite places, his dwellings, ending at his burial site.


Duration 45 – 120 minutes

From Fr. 80.– to Fr. 140.–
More walking-tours

Groups may discover other places in Ticino, which were significant for Hermann Hesse, with an expert guide.

For any information, please contact Lucia Umiker, responsible for groups visiting the Museum.
T +41 (0)79 514 25 61
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