Fondazione Hermann Hesse Montagnola
Visitors' gallery
8 giugno 2019

Vernissage mostra Hermann Hesse e Theodor Heuss – un rapporto di amicizia in tempi mutevoli.

Al centro della fotografia il Consigliere federale Ignazio Cassis con la moglie; alla loro destra Ludwig. T. Heuss, nipote di Theodor Heuss; la Console onoraria di Germania in Svizzera Bianca Brenni-Wicki e l’ambasciatore tedesco a Berna Norbert Riedel.

A sinistra del Consigliere Cassis e la moglie, Eva Zimmermann, collaboratrice scientifica del Museo Hermann Hesse; Giovanna Masoni-Brenni, Consigliera della Fondazione Hermann Hesse; Cristina Owen-Jones, sostenitrice del Museo; Silver Hesse, nipote di Hermann Hesse e vice-presidente del Consiglio della Fondazione Hermann Hesse.

In primo piano
Marc Andreae, presidente della Fondazione Hermann Hesse e Regina Bucher, direttrice del Museo e della Fondazione Hermann Hesse.
30th May 2019
The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bern, Norbert Riedel, and his wife on 30.5.2019, with Regina Bucher, Director, in the Museum Hermann Hesse Montagnola.
14th January, 2019


Regina Bucher, Director of the Museum Hermann Hesse Montagnola; the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, On. Enzo Moavero Milanesi; Federal Councilor On. Ignazio Cassis, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs; Fabio Testori, Hermann Hesse Fundation Councilor, visiting the Museum on January 14, 2019.

2nd June, 2018

Ulrike Schlack (right), Japan expert, Dr. Kousuke Niibe and Ms. Tsunoda visiting the Museum on June 2, 2018. Dr. Niibe, together with Prof. Asao Okada, is responsible for the distribution of Hesse's works in Japan. The two scientists, with the support of Mr. Tsunoda, have designed the exhibition "Hermann Hesse and the Butterflies", which has been exhibited in more than 40 locations in Japan and other countries.
11th December 2015

In the occasion of the exhibition "Eyes on Kazakhstan" promoted by the city of Lugano, the internationally renowned Kazakh director Darezhan Omirbaev visited the Museum Hermann Hesse. Hermann Hesse is among his favourite writers and had a great relevance in his personal and artstic development.
Left to right: Anna Vilgelmi, producer of the National Film Studio of Kazakistan; Darezhan Omirbaev, Kazakh director and screenwriter; Alex Chung, co-worker of the Public Relations Service of the city of Lugano and curator of the exhibition "Eyes on Kazakhstan"Regina Bucher, director of the Museum Hermann Hesse Montagnola.
13 September 2015

After the opening of the LAC in Lugano on the 12th September a group of important people visited the Museum.

Left to right:
Mister Cosimo Risi, Italian Ambassador in Switzerland
Mrs. Regina Bucher, Director Museum Hermann Hesse Montagnola
Mister Jeffrey Cellars, Deputy Chief of Mission USA Embassy in Switzerland
Mrs. Bethanne Cellars, Jeffrey Cellars' wife
Collaborator of the General Consulate of Portugal in Zurich and Liechtenstein
Mister Marco Borradori, mayor of Lugano
Mister Marcello Fondi, general consul of Italy in Lugano
Mrs. Giovanna Masoni, Vice-mayor of Lugano
Mister Licìnio Bingre Do Amaral, general consul of Portugal in Zurich and Liechtenstein
Mrs. Anca Opris, ambassador of Romania in Switzerland
Mister Bernardino Regazzoni, ambassador of Switzerland in France
Mister Liu Dongsheng, first secretary of the Chinese Embassy in Switzerland

27th March 2015

The Turkish writer Ohran Pamuck, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006, visited the Museum.
Left to right: Lorenzo Sognonini (Director of the Fondazione Monte Verità Ascona), Asli Akyavas, Orhan Pamuk, Regina Bucher.
Photo: Stefano Ember
October 25th, 2014

Professor Peter Nobel, legal scholar, lawyer and former president of the Foundation Hermann Hesse Montagnola, with Marco Solari, president of the Locarno Filmfestival and president of Ticino Tourism, in front of the Museum Hesse on the 25th of Cotober 2014.
11 ottobre 2014
In the occasion of the première of the reading "Hermann Hesse und seine Söhne: Martin, der Fotograf" the grandhildren and great-grandchildren of Hermann Hesse meet for a dinner at Ristorante Bellevue in Montagnola. 
Left to right: 
Matthias Siegenthaler, great-grandson of Hermann Hesse
Martin Siegenthaler, great-grandson of Hermann Hesse
Hanspeter Siegenthaler, husband of Sibylle Siegenthaler-Hesse
Sibylle Siegenthaler-Hesse, daughter of Martin Hesse, the youngest son of Hermann Hesse
Helmut Vogel, actor
Daniel Bentz, actor and tenor
Simon Hesse, son of Bruno Hesse, the oldest son of Hermann Hesse
Christina Widmer-Hesse, daughter of Bruno Hesse
Regina Bucher, director of the Museum Hesse
Lucio Bucher, husband of Regina Bucher
13 luglio 2014
Udo Lindenberg and his team visit the Museum with Felix Dietrich of the Hotel Waldhaus Sils-Maria.
Left to right: Felix Dietrich, Norbert, Udo Lindenberg, Regina Bucher, Arno Köster, "Die Zarin", Sonja "Schwessi" Schwabe.

Photo: Tine Acke
September 20th, 2013

Friday the 20th of September 2013 the Museum has been visited by the Swedish Ambassador in Bern Per Thöresson and his wife Dorkas, together with the Director of the Swiss-Swedish Chamber of Commerce Johan Mannerberg, and they were delighted!

Left to right: Per Thöresson, Dorkas Thöresson, Sabrina Romelli (Mayor of Collina d'Oro), Regina Bucher, Johan Mannerberg.
March 29th, 2013

On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition "Hermann Hesse and butterflies" the Japanese Ambassador Mr. S.E. Ryuhei Maeda and his wife came from Bern.
They were both delighted by the Museum and the temporary exhibition.
Photo: Roberto Mucchiut
April 28, 2012

During a visit to the Hermann Hesse Museum, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Switzerland, H. E. Peter Gottwald met the rock-star Udo Lindenberg, himself visiting the museum with friends and relatives.
From left to right: Udo Lindenberg, H.E. Peter Gottwald, Regina Bucher, Verena Gottwald, Christina Andreae and Marc Andreae, President of the Fondazione Hermann Hesse Montagnola.

April 28, 2012

Local Councillor of the Municipality of Collina D'Oro Francesco Hurle, the Honorary Consul Bianca Maria Brenni-Wicki and Mrs. Hurle in front of the literary Café Boccadoro.

April 8, 2011

The five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren of the painter attended the opening of the exhibition "Hans Purrmann - Master of colour".
From left to right: Elisa Bürkle, Kaspar Sieger, Caroline Bürkle, Julia Sieger, Robert Wieland, Annette Wieland, Heinrich Wieland, Marsilius Purrmann, Regina Hesselberger.
March 26, 2011

Eva Hesse, niece of Hermann Hesse, held a reading of poetry at the Museum Hermann Hesse Montagnola.
March 13, 2011

H.E. Dr. Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism of the Kingdom of Cambodia, visited with a delegation the Museum Hermann Hesse in Montagnola.
April 1, 2010

Patti Smith remains faithful to the Hermann Hesse Museum: in March she was guest at the Museum with an exhibition of her photos and on April 1 she performed on the stage of the Sala Boccadoro together with Lenny Kaye (guitar) and Tony Shanahan (piano, guitar). She gave an unforgettable evening to an enthusiastic audience. She read texts by Hermann Hesse and extracts from her latest book Just Kids and sang her most beautiful songs, among which Because the night and People have the power.

March 18, 2010

The president of the Mapplethorpe Foundation New York, Michael Ward Stout, on a visit at Museo Hermann Hesse Montagnola.
September 3-4, 2009

Udo Lindenberg visiting the Museum Hermann Hesse.
Photo: Tine Acke.
April 4, 2009

H.E. Dr. Axel Berg, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Switzerland
Photo: Roberto Mucchiut.
October 17, 2008

Mons. Pier Giacomo Grampa, bishop of Lugano, is welcomed at the Museum Hermann Hesse during his official visit to Montagnola.
October 4, 2008

Eveline Hasler, Swiss writer who now lives in Tessin. Her novels have received numerous awards and been translated into many languages. She was friend of Heiner Hesse, the second son of Hermann Hesse.
September 16, 2008

Silvestras Gaizunas, director of the Baltoskandija Academy of Panevezys, Lituania, and his collegue Antanas Skindzera.
September 14, 2008

Klaus Kinkel, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany, and his wife on a visit at the Museum Hermann Hesse.
April 28, 2008

Karlheinz Böhm, Austrian actor and founder of the humanitarian agency Menschen für Menschen visited the Hermann Hesse Museum on April 28.
Karlheinz Böhm is best known for his role as young Emperor Franz Josef in the trilogy films  "Sissi" in which he co-starred with Romy Schneider. Throughout his career he played in more than 45 movies.
On this occasion some shootings for a film by Giusi Boni for the Swiss Italian television TSI were taken. Karlheinz Böhm personaly knew Hermann Hesse and has been admiring him since then.
April 20, 2008

Dr. Adrian Hsia, author of Hermann Hesse und China.Darstellung, Materialen und Interpretation.

November 8, 2007

H.E. Mr. Andreas Von Stechow, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Switzerland. He was accompained by the Major of Konstanz, Mr. Horst Frank, the Honorary Console of Germany, Mrs. Bianca Maria Brenni-Wicki, Mrs. Junko Ohtzu-von Stechow and Mrs. Ute Frank.

Photo: Roberto Mucchiut.
From left to right: H.E. Andreas Von Stechow, Flavio Meroni (municipal councillor of Collina d'Oro) and Regina Bucher (director of the Museum Hermann Hesse).
July 18, 2007

Manfred Dunst, mayor of Calw.
On July 18 and 19 a delegation from Calw, Hermann Hesse's birthplace, visited Collina d'Oro, in order to prepare the twinning between the two municipalities. Besides the workshops, the delegation also visited the Museum and took a boat trip around Lake Lugano.
5-6 August 2007

On August 5 and 6 the German rock-star Udo Lindenberg visited with great interest the Museum. On Sunday he took part of the Reading at the Cemetery of S. Abbondio and afterwards he was shown the Museum and Hesse's apartment in the Casa Camuzzi. On Monday he took the walking-tour „Following the trails of Hermann Hesse" in the Collina d'Oro and in Carona. Among his companions, there were Jürgen Teufel and Jürgen Sautter of Sparkasse Pforzheim/Calw.
Spring 2006

Silvio Tarchini
In his visit at the Museum he gives the directress a gift for the Fondazione Hermann Hesse Montagnola.
October 22, 2005

Visiting the Museum Hermann Hesse on the occasion of the event «Aperitif with the writer».

September 16, 2005

Fritz Widmer-Hesse and Christine Widmer-Hesse
Granddaughter of Hermann Hesse and daughter of Bruno Hesse.

September 2005

Prof. Dr. med. Hans Metelmann
Minister of culture from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Henry Tesch
Headmaster of the gymnasyum Carolinum in Neustrelitz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Jost Reinhold
Member of the Fondazione Hermann Hesse Montagnola and honorary citizen of the Comune di Collina d'Oro.
Sabrina Romelli
Mayor of the Town Council of Collina d'Oro.
August 6, 2005

Silver Hesse
Vice-chairman of the Fondazione Hermann Hesse Montagnola. Grandchild of Herman Hesse and son of Heiner Hesse.

Ursula Michels
Reader and translator.
Volker Michels
Editor and publisher by Suhrkamp Editions, Frankfurt am Main.
March 25, 2005

Rainer Weiss
Director of Suhrkamp Editions,
Frankfurt am Main untill Su
mmer 2006.
Wolfgang Schopf
Director of the Archiv der Peter Suhrkamp Stiftung an der Johann Wlfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main.
Harry Joelson-Strohbach
Director of the Sondersammlungen Winterthurer Bibliotheken.
May 28, 2004

Bernhard Echte
Director of the Archive Robert Walser, Zurich.
Sibylle Siegenthaler-Hesse
Granddaughter of Hermann Hesse and daughter of Martin Hesse.
October 2003

Pascal Couchepin
President of Switzerland in 2003 and Head of the Federal Department of Home Affairs.
July 30, 2003

Patti Smith

On July 30, 2003 she gave a concert in Hermann Hesse's honour in the courtyard of the primary school of Collina d'oro.
Oliver Ray

On the stage in Montagnola with Patti Smith on July 30, 2003.

October 2002

Simon Hesse
Hermann Hesse's grandchild and son of Bruno Hesse.

July 2, 2002

David Hesse
Hermann Hesse's grandchild and son of Heiner Hesse.

Lea Hesse
Great grandchild of Hermann Hesse and David Hesse's daughter.
Eva Hesse
Granddaughter of Hermann Hesse and Heiner Hesse's daughter.

Silver Hesse
Vice-chairman of the Fondazione Hermann Hesse Montagnola. Grandchild of Herman Hesse and son of Heiner Hesse.
May 23, 2002

Regina Bucher and the writer Adolf Muschg on the terrace of Hermann Hesse's apartment in Casa Camuzzi.
Silver Hesse
Christine Widmer-Hesse
Sibylle Siegenthaler-Hesse
Simon Hesse
in the apartment of Hermann Hesse in Casa Camuzzi.
March 8, 2002

Silver Hesse

Ulrich Hesse
Son of Hans Hesse (Hermann Hesse's brother).
March 10, 2001

Urs Kienberger
Director of Waldhaus in Sils-Maria, and his wife with Regina Bucher.
Autumn 2000

Heiner Hesse (1909–2003)
Hermann Hesse's son.

Isa Hesse-Rabinovitch (1918–2003)
Wife of Heiner Hesse.
May 19, 2000

Johannes Rau (1931–2006)
During a formal visit to Switerland, the President of Germany visited our museum.

Regina Bucher

Giuseppe Buffi
President of the Cantone Ticino in 2000.

Heiner Hesse (1909–2003)
Hermann Hesse's son.

Adolf Ogi
President of Switzerland in 2000.
Prof. Peter Nobel
Chairman of the Fondazione Hermann Hesse Montagnola welcomes Johannes Rau, Adolf Ogi and Giuseppe Buffi.
Spring 2000

Regina Bucher with Klaus Bald, Ambassador of Germany in Switerland.
June 13, 1999

Karl Kloter (1911–2002)
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