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Gaienhofen is a small town in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg in southern Germany, located on Lake Constance close to the border of Switzerland. 

It has been inhabited since the Stone Age, and is today known for its lakeside attraction and homes, and for its reproduction of historic Stone Age houses.

People Born in Gaienhofen


Gaienhofen in People's Lives

Hermann Hesse: After marrying my wife Maria in 1904, and also having recently become a successful writer, we moved here to settle down and begin a family. I published my second novel, Beneath the Wheel, in 1906, and also continued writing poetry. My next novel, Gertrude, was not published until 1910, but I regarded it as my worst work. I developed new ideas of the blending of philosophy and religion - particularly Buddhism - called theosophy. I began to grow apart from Maria, and in 1911 left her here to embark on a long trip in the east. When I returned in 1912, we decided to move our family to Bern.

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