Goethe Tage Andermatt

3. Andermatt Goethe Days

24 TO 25 AUGUST 2024: “GOETHES FRAUENGESCHICHTE(N)”

The 3rd edition of the Andermatt Goethe Days will take place from 24 to 25 August 2024. Organised jointly by ANDERMATT MUSIC and the Sasso San Gottardo, this two-day event will offer exceptional insights into Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s relationship with Switzerland and his impact on this country’s history and self-perception.

“Feeling great; projects” wrote Goethe in his diary during a stop in Andermatt. He went on to praise both the inspiring surroundings and the “excellent” cheese from Ursern. He was full of enthusiasm for this valley, which he claimed was the loveliest and most interesting of all the regions he knew. Oddly, he came down from the north three times to the Gotthard Pass, and each time travelled back to the north again. Goethe was a universal genius who yearned for Italy and was possessed of an urge to explore – but he never traversed the Pass itself on his way south.

The Goethe Days Andermatt – 2024 under the topic “Goethe’s Frauengeschichte(n)” – take place annually and offer the public a unique mix of music, literature, theatre, history and stories related to Goethe’s Gotthard journeys. This year’s programme includes a song recital with soprano Marlis Petersen, a panel discussion including readings of Goethe texts, the opening of the themed hiking trail “In Goethe’s footsteps from Andermatt to Sasso San Gottardo” and a special guided tour of the country’s only permanent exhibition on Goethe in Switzerland.

Programme, Saturday, 24 August 2024

1.30 pm: OPENING OF THE HIKING TRAIL (ANDERMATT VILLAGE CENTRE)

4 pm: PODIUM DISCUSSION (ANDERMATT CONCERT HALL)
The topic will be examined in a panel discussion with expert participants, and its various facets will be elucidated in a clear, informed manner. This interdisciplinary discussion – in which literary aspects will be considered along with musical issues – will be moderated by Patricia Moreno of the cultural programme of Radio SRF 2.
Free admission

7.30 pm: LIEDER RECITAL WITH MARLIS PETERSEN (ANDERMATT CONCERT HALL)

Programme, Sunday, 25 August 2024

11 am: A SPECIAL GUIDED TOUR THROUGH THE EXHIBITION ON GOETHE IN SWITZERLAND (MAIN ENTRANCE, SASSO SAN GOTTARDO)

Tickets & Packages

  • 7.30 pm: Lieder recital, Andermatt Concert Hall

Prices: CHF 90 / 75 / 60 / 45

  • 11 am: Guided tour of the Goethe exhibition, Sasso San Gottardo
  • Afterwards: Theatre performance

Price: CHF 45

  • 24.8., 7.30 pm: Lieder recital
  • 25.8., 11 am: Guided tour of the Goethe exhibition
  • 25.8., afterwards: Theatre performance

Price: CHF 137.50

  • 24.8., 5.45 pm: Dinner at the Restaurant Spun at the Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen, Andermatt
  • 24.8., 7.30 pm: Lieder recital, Andermatt Concert Hall
  • 24.–25.8.: Overnight stay with breakfast at the Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen, Andermatt (4*)
  • 25.8., 11 am: Guided tour of the Goethe exhibition
  • 25.8., afterwards: Theatre performance

Prices: CHF 525 (1 person), CHF 810 (2 people)

  • 24.8., 7.30 pm: Lieder recital, Andermatt Concert Hall
  • 24.–25.8.: Overnight stay with breakfast at the Hotel Schlüssel (3*), Andermatt
  • 25.8., 11 am: Guided tour of the Goethe exhibition
  • 25.8., afterwards: Theatre performance

Prices: CHF 345 (1 person), CHF 535 (2 people)