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23nd Hesse Days in Sils: Opening lecture Michael Kleeberg

Sils i.E.

23nd Hesse Days in Sils: Opening lecture Michael Kleeberg

Sils i.E.
The four-day event is aimed both at readers of H. Hesse and at all culture lovers who would like to get to know Hermann Hesse.

"On the value of old age"

Friday, 16 June

09.15 Volker Michels: On wisdom, the "vital resin of ageing" in Hermann Hesse.
11.00 Henriette Herwig: Age praise and age lament in Hermann Hesse´s poems and aphorisms.

The afternoon is at leisure.

21.15 Evening event: "Hours in the Garden" - monologue poem in six parts. With Matthias Schuppli (recitation) and Hans Martin Ulbrich (oboe and English horn).

Saturday, 17 June

09.15 Karl-Josef Kuschel: "The old man and his hands." Themes of old age and the style of old age in the late poetry of Hermann Hesse.
11.00 a.m. Ludwig Hasler: The Tragicomedy of a Stageless Age. Why Hermann Hesse´s ideal of old age has little appeal among today´s seniors ? and at what price.
15.30 h Young Hermann Hesse researchers present their work: Céline Burget: "Bereitschaft zu Sterben, Wille zur Wiedergeburt". Ageing as a process of cognition and self-sacrifice in Klingsor´s Last Summer.

Sunday, 18 June

09.15 Adolf Muschg: Synthesis and final lecture.
11.00 a.m. Farewell aperitif

In recent years, the Sils Hesse Days have developed into a highly regarded forum that facilitates a dialogue between interested readers, well-known authors, representatives of literary studies, actresses and musicians.


Sils Tourist Information, T +41 81 838 50 50,,


Required, limited number of participants.


In advance sale exclusively conference passes at CHF 220.00 (students on presentation of ID CHF 100.00)

Advance booking

Sils Tourism, +41 81 838 50 90,,

15. June 2023

Thursday | 15.06.2023

at 17:30
Hotel Waldhaus, Sils i.E.
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Engadin Tourismus AG Sils Tourist Information
Via da Marias 38
Sils Maria
+41 81 838 50 50