Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse, who was born in Calw in 1877 and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946, is the most widely-read German-language author of the 20th century in the world. Hermann Hesse spent the formative years of his childhood and youth in Calw. In his tale “Knabenzeit” (“Boyhood”) he wrote: “Wherever you spend your childhood, that’s where home is. There is only one place on earth where every tiniest nook floods me with vivid memories, where every little place in every alley is something that I experienced, conquered and will never lose again and still holds the after-glow of that fabulous, rich and passionate life I lived here as a boy.”

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  • Marktplatz 9
  • D-75365 Calw
  • Telefon: +49 7051 167-0
  • E-Mail: info@calw.de
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