For the 27th time, the Upper Valais spa town invites you to the Leukerbad International Literary Festival from 23 to 25 June 2023. With readings and high-caliber discussions in and around Leukerbad, 35 and 40 authors, literary scholars, translators, and critics will offer everything needed for a clear-eyed literary perspective. As an introduction to the festival weekend, we again invite you on Thursday (22 June) on a literary walk with authors and a hiking guide.

27th Leukerbad International Literary Festival from 6.23.–25.2023

Herzlich willkommen, bienvenue and welcome to the Leukerbad International Literary Festival!
A big thank you to everyone who contributed to the 27th edition and to our great audience! We are now evaluating the survey before we go into a short summer break and then tinker in the fall on the festival program 2024.
If you're already yearning for the festival again, we recommend you to indulge in our flickr channel and, so you don’t miss anything, subscribe to our newsletter. Sincerely, Anna Kulp, Festival Director

PS: The next edition, the 28th Leukerbad International Literary Festival, will take place from 6.21.–23.2024.


Over the course of the three-day Festival (23 to 25 June), we will again present 50 to 60 events in addition to the Literary Walk on Thursday, 22 June. Here you will find a program overview and the opportunity to pre-order the printed program free of charge, which be available in May, or browse it online.


Festival Tickets

You can order your festival tickets through My Leukerbad’s Ticketshop or buy them during the Festival on site at the Festival office.



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28th Leukerbad International Literary Festival: 6.21.–23.2024