Fodor's Expert Review Herman Hesse Museum

Lugano Museum/Gallery

In the tower of the Casa Camuzzi, a fabulous jumble of old houses on a hilltop in Montagnola, the Herman Hesse Museum is tiny but impressive. The Nobel Prize–winning author lived here the last 43 years of his life, writing Siddhartha and Steppenwolf. His rooms have been meticulously preserved; you can see his papers, books, desk, glasses, even his straw hat. Take the postbus marked Agra-Montagnola from Lugano's train station.

Museum/Gallery Historic Home

Quick Facts

2 Ra Cürta
Montagnola, Ticino  6926, Switzerland

091-9933770

www.hessemontagnola.ch

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: 8.50 SF, Mar.–Oct., Mon.–Sun. 10–5:30; Nov.–Feb., weekends 10–5:30, Closed weekdays Nov.–Feb.

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