Hedwig Margarete Weiss-Sonnenburg, who was born in Berlin on 26 October 1889 and died in Kitzingen on 5 September 1975, was a German travel writer and the author of children’s books. Hedwig was an adventurous young woman who wanted to travel around the world. In 1911 she married Fritz Weiss and immediately afterwards accompanied him to southwest China, where both her daughters Jutta (1914) and Alice (1917) were born. Later, they travelled to Ethiopia, where her third child, Dieter was born, and to Latin America. Hedwig spoke about her time in China throughout her life. In her texts, she records her experiences and impressions from her travels. In 1951, she changed her name to Wyss.