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125 Years of Carl Zuckmayer
125 Years of Carl Zuckmayer

125 Years of Carl Zuckmayer

This summer, the Saas-Fee/Saastal holiday region is dedicating itself to the 125th anniversary of the great German poet and author Carl Zuckmayer. Whether at a theatre or on a guided hike - immerse yourself in the world of Zuckmayer.


Carl Zuckmayer in Saas-Fee

* 27 December 1896 in Nackenheim, Rheinhessen; † 18 January 1977 in Visp; buried in the graveyard of Saas-Fee

Carl Zuckmayer visited the glacier village of Saas-Fee for the first time in 1938. After the Second World War, Zuckmayer came to Saas-Fee 14 times, climbed the mountains and hiked all the trails until he settled here in Saas-Fee in 1958.

Saaser Museum, Saas-Fee

July - December 2021

Special exhibition on the work of Carl Zuckmayer in Saas-Fee.

World premiere "Zuckmayers Abschied"

October 2021

World premiere of "Zuckmayers Abschied" - comic days in Saas-Fee.
The play fictitiously describes the last days in Carl Zuckmayer's house.

In German

Gymnasium Saas-Fee

14.10.2021 | 8 p.m. | (Premiere)
15. | 16. | 21. | 22.10.2021 | 8 p.m. 
17. & 24.10.2021 | 5 p.m.

Adults: CHF 30.-
Pupils/Students: CHF 15.-
up to 12 years: free of charge

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Guided hikes

July/August 2021

Guided hike with Odilo Lomatter - Chapel Trail
Tuesday afternoon: 6 July, 20 July, 3 August and 17 August 2021
Meeting point: 14.00, Postplatz Saas-Grund - 13.52 Departure Postbus from Saas-Fee, Busterminal (according to current timetable).
Route: Saas-Grund-Kapellenweg Hohe Stiege-Saas-Fee Busterminal
On this guided hike you will learn a lot about Carl Zuckmayer and the Saas Valley.

Guided Hike with Norbert Bumann- Zuckmayerweg
Thursday afternoon: 15 July, 29 July, 12 and 26 August 2021
Meeting point: 2 p.m., post office square Saas-Fee
Route: Saas-Fee - Bärefalla - Melchbode - Restaurant Alpenblick - Saas-Fee
During the guided hike on the Carl Zuckmayer hiking trail, you will learn everything about the origins of the trail as well as about the life of Carl Zuckmayer.

Information & registration:
Until 6 p.m. the day before | Team Events & Animation | +41 27 958 18 78 |

Performance of "der fröhliche Weinberg"

22-29 July 2021 Open-air stage Saas-Grund

The comedy "Der fröhliche Weinberg" (The Merry Vineyard) by Carl Zuckmayer is set in Rheinhessen in the autumn of 1921. It is about a widowed vineyard owner, Jean Baptiste Gunderloch, and his daughter Klärchen, who is engaged to a man named Knuzius but does not actually want to marry him.

More about the play