Hermann Hesse-Museum Calw Aussenansicht


Marktplatz 30
75365 Calw
+49 7051 7522
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In 1990, the Hermann Hesse Museum was officially opened in the historic town
palace 'Haus Schüz' (Schüz House) in close vicinity to the house where the writer
was born in 1877.

The museum boasts one of the most extensive collections on Hermann Hesse who is the most widely read German-language author of the 20th century and who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946. A comprehensive biographical exhibition on the life, work and influence of the poet and novelist is on display, ranging from his first attempts as a writer up to 'Steppenwolf' and 'The Glass Bead Game'. Hesse as a painter is also represented with impressive works.

The museum hosts first and reprinted editions of Hesse's writings, handmade
manuscripts, drawings and water-colour paintings and photos of the various stages
of his life, with focus on Calw. Awards on behalf of Hesse go to scholarship holders
of the Calw Hermann Hesse Foundation. An exhibition area is dedicated to them
and the museum’s educational offerings create a learning environment that is also
fun. Various temporary exhibitions focusing on Hesse and his life and work round
off the visit. With this museum Calw boasts an important centre for exhibitions and
cultural events on Hesse.

  • Opening hours:

    April – October Tuesday – Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.
    November - March: Wednesday - Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 04:00 p. m.

  • Admission:

    Persons 18 and older € 5.00
    schoolchildren, students, pensioners: € 3.00
    groups (ten persons and more): € 3.00

  • Guided tours:

    Groups (ten persons and more) – advance booking required
    during opening hours adults: € 6.00
    schoolchildren, students, pensioners: € 4.00
    outside opening hours adults: € 7.00
    schoolchildren, students, pensioners € 5.00

Form for guided tours

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