Hermann-Hesse-Museum Calw - Tour 12/20

Hermann-Hesse-Museum in Calw

Hesse's journey has all the markings of a flight from the settled existence in Gaienhofen. It takes him to Ceylon, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Sumatra, and the steamer also makes a brief stop in southern India, Hesse's "motherland."

 

Hermann-Hesse-Museum in Calw

Experiences gained during his trip to Indonesia resurface in descriptions to be found in the volume "Aus Indien" (1913) and, years later, in several of Hesse's works - in Siddhartha and Das Glasperlenspiel, for example.