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Hermann Hesse Museum

Marktplatz 30, 75365 Calw, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 7051 7522
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Worth the visit

Great little museum dedicated to Herman Hesse, poet, writer, painter, and Nobel prize winner. It... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2017
Max S
Honolulu, Hawaii
Herman Hesse Museum is worth going to.

If you're a fan of Herman Hesse, this museum is worth the visit. It takes less than an hour to get... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2017
San Francisco, California
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Marktplatz 30, 75365 Calw, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 7051 7522
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Reviewed August 22, 2017

Great little museum dedicated to Herman Hesse, poet, writer, painter, and Nobel prize winner. It is just up the street from his birthplace. The museum is very well put together, with free English audio guides available and interesting displays covering the entire period of his...More

1  Thank Max S
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

If you're a fan of Herman Hesse, this museum is worth the visit. It takes less than an hour to get through it but there is enough there to see.

1  Thank niam78
Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

This place take you to old times at the same time of Hermann Hesse live! We can feel like his friend playing and writing and reading with him!

Thank jeronimojr289
Reviewed August 18, 2016

We visited the delightful town of Calw ("w" pronounced like an "f") and noticed there was a museum to Hermann Hesse, the German novelist and Nobel Prize winner for Literature 1946. We found it beautifully laid out. There are many photographs taken by his son...More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed September 9, 2015

How do you make a museum out of a writer's body of work? My wife and I are life-long enthusiasts for the works of Hermann Hesse and have read and reread them often. In comparison to the genius he puts to paper, his life is...More

1  Thank DonPaulo
Reviewed August 16, 2015

This museum should be in the list of one of the best museum for art and literature buffs. However, you should know how to navigate in the museum. There is a friendly employee downstairs who explained it to us in German, however, she might not...More

3  Thank justculturaltourism
Reviewed June 11, 2015

Hermann Hesse is unparalleled. But the magic that surrounds its creation can be experienced up close, when visiting the museum. You even feel it's there, giving tips and advice about life.

Thank jeronimojr289
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Lots of interesting things, if you're a German speaker. We saw there was nothing written in English so we paid for the audio guide, but it only had big picture descriptions and nothing covering details in each room. The museum needs to hire someone that...More

3  Thank C130driver
Reviewed September 26, 2012

The Museum has a great selection to give an impression of Hermann Hesse who was born in Calw in 1877. He left his home town early, because of the mentality of the pietist family. The exhibition is mainly for German speaking peple.

Thank Pettra K
Reviewed May 20, 2012

My mother & her partner loved this museum, despite not being able to read German. The museum houses a vast collection of books, photographs & memorbillia on Herman Hesse, his life & family which would interest any fans of the author. I would have found...More

1  Thank apollo12
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