Hermann Hesse, 1942. Foto/Photo: ©Martin Hesse.

Hermann Hesse Days Sils

The subject of the twentieth edition of the Silser Hesse Tage (13-16 June 2019) is the great change in the work of the poet from his stay in Ticino. In 1919 Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) left his former residence north of the Alps and settled in Italian-speaking Switzerland. In recent years, the Silser Hesse Days (Silser Hesse-Tage) have developed into a valued and recognized forum for dialogue and discussion between readers, scientists, authors, actors, musicians and other artists. (More information: