Friends of the Rilke Foundation

The Rilke Foundation relies on external support for its activities. The Friends of the Rilke Foundation have made an important contribution in this regard since the group was founded on March 25, 2004. The Friends’ goals are as follows:

  • To contribute to the Foundation’s development
  • To promote exchange between the Foundation and the public
  • To contribute to expanding the collection
  • To support publication of Rilke research
  • To promote exchange between Rilke researchers

Friends of the Foundation currently has approximately 150 members. New members are welcome!

Friends of the Rilke Foundation Bylaws: in German (pdf) / in French (pdf)

Member Benefits

  • Free access to permanent and temporary exhibits
  • Invitation to openings and annual meetings
  • Members-only guided tours of temporary exhibits
  • Access to the Foundation’s collections
  • Reduced-price Foundation publications


Verein der Freunde der Fondation Rilke (Friends of the Rilke Foundation)
Maison de Courten
Rue du Bourg 30, Postfach 142
CH–3960 Sierre
T: +41 (0) 27 456 26 46

Porträt von Rilke aus dem Jahr 1917, Emil Orlik (1870-1932)