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Sils Maria
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Sils Maria

«It is the most charming village on Earth» is what the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, who spent several years there, said about Sils in the Upper Engadine Valley. The tranquil resort nestling between the Silsersee and the Silvaplanersee has enchanted many a visitor.
Authors Hermann Hesse and Thomas Mann were smitten by Sils and the artists Segantini, Hodler and Giacometti immortalised the enchanting scenery surrounding the village in their paintings. The resort of Sils, divided into Sils Maria and Sils Baselgia, lies at 1802m altitude at the entrance to the romantic Fextal (Val Fex), a hikers’ paradise that is one of the highest, year-round inhabited valleys in Switzerland. The Fextal is almost free of motorised traffic and the only mode of public transport is horse-drawn sleigh. Sils’ highest point is the Piz Corvatsch peak at an altitude of 3451m.

At the house in Sils Maria in which Nietzsche lived and wrote his most important works between 1881 und 1888 (for instance: «Thus Spoke Zarathustra») is a museum dedicated to the philosopher that also contains a changing exhibition of modern art. Another museum at Sils is dedicated to the native artist Andrea Robbi (1864 – 1945).

SUMMER

The Silsersee is Graubunden’s largest lake and is grouped with the other upper Engadine lakes, the Silvaplanersee, St. Moritzersee and Champfèrsee. It is a popular lake with anglers. The consistency of the Majola winds makes the lake ideal for wind-surfing and sailing. Europe’s highest-altitude public transport boat route is on the Silsersee.Sils has an expansive network of summer hiking routes. One of the hiking classics of the region is the Upper Engadine Valley Lake Tour, which leads along the shores of the Silsersee, Silvaplanersee, Champfèrsee and St. Moritzersee on its way from Maloja to St. Moritz. The route can also be travelled by bike, inline skates or motorbike.

WINTER

All of the upper Engadine lakes freeze in winter. Many events take place on the frozen lakes, such as the well-known Engadine Ski Marathon, horse races, Polo on Snow, greyhound races and Cricket on Ice. One of the most popular winter hiking trails leads from Sils-Maria via the Chastè Peninsula up to Maloja.Sils’ skiing mountain the Furtschellas on Piz Corvatsch. Winter attractions also include 80 kilometres of prepared cross-country skiing runs, winter hiking trails, a natural ice rink and horse-drawn sleigh rides through Val Fex.

Highlights

  • Fextal (Val Fex) – This serene and unspoilt mountain valley lies just a few kilometres off the beaten track and is free of motorised traffic. Mode of transport is horse-drawn carriage and sleigh.
  • Upper Engadine Lakes – the four deep blue lakes between St. Moritz and Maloja offer water sports in summer and a varied selection of events on the frozen lake.
  • Silsersee – the highest-altitude lake in Europe with public transport boat route. Boats run four times daily in each direction in summer.
  • Piz Corvatsch (3303 m ü. M.) – breathtaking view of the upper Engadine lakes and Bernina Massif from Engadine’s highest restaurant at the Corvatsch peak. One of the most popular ski and hiking regions in the Engadine Valley.
«It is the most charming village on Earth» is what the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, who spent several years there, said about Sils in the Upper Engadine Valley. The tranquil resort nestling between the Silsersee and the Silvaplanersee has enchanted many a visitor.
Authors Hermann Hesse and Thomas Mann were smitten by Sils and the artists Segantini, Hodler and Giacometti immortalised the enchanting scenery surrounding the village in their paintings. The resort of Sils, divided into Sils Maria and Sils Baselgia, lies at 1802m altitude at the entrance to the romantic Fextal (Val Fex), a hikers’ paradise that is one of the highest, year-round inhabited valleys in Switzerland. The Fextal is almost free of motorised traffic and the only mode of public transport is horse-drawn sleigh. Sils’ highest point is the Piz Corvatsch peak at an altitude of 3451m.

At the house in Sils Maria in which Nietzsche lived and wrote his most important works between 1881 und 1888 (for instance: «Thus Spoke Zarathustra») is a museum dedicated to the philosopher that also contains a changing exhibition of modern art. Another museum at Sils is dedicated to the native artist Andrea Robbi (1864 – 1945).

SUMMER

The Silsersee is Graubunden’s largest lake and is grouped with the other upper Engadine lakes, the Silvaplanersee, St. Moritzersee and Champfèrsee. It is a popular lake with anglers. The consistency of the Majola winds makes the lake ideal for wind-surfing and sailing. Europe’s highest-altitude public transport boat route is on the Silsersee.Sils has an expansive network of summer hiking routes. One of the hiking classics of the region is the Upper Engadine Valley Lake Tour, which leads along the shores of the Silsersee, Silvaplanersee, Champfèrsee and St. Moritzersee on its way from Maloja to St. Moritz. The route can also be travelled by bike, inline skates or motorbike.

WINTER

All of the upper Engadine lakes freeze in winter. Many events take place on the frozen lakes, such as the well-known Engadine Ski Marathon, horse races, Polo on Snow, greyhound races and Cricket on Ice. One of the most popular winter hiking trails leads from Sils-Maria via the Chastè Peninsula up to Maloja.Sils’ skiing mountain the Furtschellas on Piz Corvatsch. Winter attractions also include 80 kilometres of prepared cross-country skiing runs, winter hiking trails, a natural ice rink and horse-drawn sleigh rides through Val Fex.

Highlights

  • Fextal (Val Fex) – This serene and unspoilt mountain valley lies just a few kilometres off the beaten track and is free of motorised traffic. Mode of transport is horse-drawn carriage and sleigh.
  • Upper Engadine Lakes – the four deep blue lakes between St. Moritz and Maloja offer water sports in summer and a varied selection of events on the frozen lake.
  • Silsersee – the highest-altitude lake in Europe with public transport boat route. Boats run four times daily in each direction in summer.
  • Piz Corvatsch (3303 m ü. M.) – breathtaking view of the upper Engadine lakes and Bernina Massif from Engadine’s highest restaurant at the Corvatsch peak. One of the most popular ski and hiking regions in the Engadine Valley.

Arrival and return Sils Maria

Adresse

Sils Tourist Information
Engadin St. Moritz
7514 Sils
Tel. +41 (0)81 838 50 50
sils@engadin.ch
www.sils.ch

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Hotel Fex
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Val Fex (Fextal)
Val Fex (Fextal)
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Hiking in

Sils Maria
Senda Segantini
Senda Segantini
Stage 3, Maloja–Pontresina
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Bernina-Tour
Bernina-Tour
Stage 5, Silvaplana, Mittelstation Murtèl–Sils Maria–Sils Baselgia–Grevasalvas–Maloja
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Via Engiadina
Via Engiadina
Stage 1, Maloja–Grevasalvas–Sils–Silvaplana
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Wasserweg «Ils Lejins» Sils/Furtschellas
Wasserweg «Ils Lejins» Sils/Furtschellas
Route 721, Sils i. E. (Furtschellas)–Sils i. E. (Furtschellas)
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Sils Maria
Inn-Radweg
Inn-Radweg
Stage 1, Maloja–La Punt
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Sils Maria
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