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Learn from the "Master of the Flute" in Weggis, Switzerland! Join us from 19-28 July 2019 for masterclasses, Guest Artists, concerts, ensembles, exhibitors, awards and much more. Sir James and Lady Galway invite you to join them for the 30th Annual Galway Flute Festival!


The Galway Flute Festival is a residential event and we encourage active participants to stay at Stella Matutina, where you will have the best opportunities to mix with students, Guest Artists, exhibitors and Sir James and Lady Galway. Classes, workshops and a variety of concerts as well as the farewell party are held at Stella Matutina and there are often opportunities to meet the Guest Artists and chat with them informally on the grounds. Rooms at Stella Matutina are given on a "first come, first served" basis and are for full-time active participants (and their guardians) only.

This year, once again, the Galway Flute Festival is being held at Stella Matutina in Hertenstein, near Weggis. This wonderful venue allows us to provide accommodations for all students on site, including catering for meals as well as additional rehearsal rooms. This is all located in a beautiful and inspiring lakeside setting! The Stella Matutina is an educational institute run by Catholic nuns from the monastery Baldegg in Luzern.

Please be aware that we are guests at this institution and we expect every Festival participant to respect the rules of the venue.


Stella Matutina Bildungshaus

Zinnenstrasse 7, CH 6353

Hertenstein bei Weggis


ROOMS at stella matutina

The accommodations at the Stella Matutina are of a very high standard. The rooms are clean, bright, and secure. Please see below for a types of rooms that are available. Accommodations are only available at Stella Matutina from July 19-28. Rooms will not be available before or after these dates.

Your Application fee reserves your chosen room type for you at Stella Matutina. Rooms are only reserved once your application fee has been paid. If your final invoice balance is not paid by May 20, your room will be given to someone else.

Room Assignments

Due to the limited availability of rooms at Stella Matutina, rooms are assigned based on the following:

  • First come, first served basis once the Application fee has been received

  • Preference given to full-time active participants in Sir James and Lady Galway's classes

  • Preference given to students under the age of 18 attending with parents/guardians

  • We cannot guarantee accommodation for spouses and family members of students over the age of 18

  • We cannot guarantee accommodation for anyone attending with a Visitor Pass

  • Students receiving financial assistance/scholarship will automatically be placed in a double room with washbasin and communal shower

accommodation costs

All prices are per person per night and include bed, breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as service, free parking, wireless internet and free use of the swimming facilities by the lake.

Single Room en suite - CHF 123.50/per night 

Single Room with washbasin & communal shower - CHF 104.00/per night

Double Room en suite - CHF 104.00/per night, per person

Double Room with washbasin & communal shower - CHF 89.00/per night, per person

Tourist Tax: charged to all guests over the age of 12 years old - CHF 2.70/per night

Discounted pricing is available for rooms with a child under the age of 12 years old and families with 3 guests in a room (child participant & 2 guardians/parents). Please contact us for more information.

nearby hotels

If you do not stay at Stella Matutina, are traveling with family or friends, or have been told the rooms are full, we encourage you to reserve a room at the Wellness Hotel Rössli or Hotel Rigi in town. They offer our guests a special rate on single and double rooms. Do not make your reservation on their websites, as you might not receive our special rate. In order to receive this rate, call or email the hotel directly and tell them that you are part of the Galway Flute Festival. Please make your reservations as early as possible, as rooms will fill up quickly with travelers on holiday!

Wellness Hotel Rössli: Single Room - CHF 145/per night; Double Room - CHF 225/per night

Hotel Rigi: Single Room - CHF 99/per night; Double Room - CHF 138/per night

See the Weggis Tourist website for more information on local hotels and restaurants. Other hotels nearby include: Hotel Gerbi, Alpenblick, Campus Hotel Hertenstein.


Meals are served in the "Speisesaal" on the ground floor of the "Haupthaus". 

Breakfast 07.15 – 08.45

Lunch 12.15 – 14.00

Dinner 18.15 – 19.45

Please note that meals are served strictly at these times only - no meals are served outside these times. No refund is given if you miss your meal.

Should a family member or guest be joining you for any meal, we ask you pre-register upon arrival. 

There is a cafeteria located on the ground floor, which is open 24 hours a day and serves light refreshments. It is self-service and you are responsible to cover the total amount of any purchase you make. If you bring drinks from outside there will be a small corkage fee.