Lake Sils

Lake Sils is a picturesque lake located in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. The lake is situated at an altitude of 1,797 meters above sea level and covers an area of approximately 4.1 square kilometers. It is also known as the “poetry lake” due to its association with the famous poet Friedrich Nietzsche who spent many summers in this region.

One of the unique features of Lake Sils is that it feeds into two rivers, namely Inn and Maira. It also has a small island in the middle called Chastè Island which can only be reached by boat or kayak. The crystal-clear waters and stunning natural surroundings make it a popular destination for tourists looking for some peace and relaxation.

There are several activities that visitors can enjoy at Lake Sils including fishing, hiking, cycling, and boating.

Read what others share about their experience

  • Alejandro Montiel
    2 years ago
    There is a bus that will take you from Sankt Moritz in less than half an hour (depending on your stop). In my case I went by boat from Maloja to Sils Maria and it was definitely worth it. Very peaceful, turquoise water. I would also recommend walking through Sils Maria afterwards (15 minute walk from the lake).
  • Miha Popovic
    2 years ago
    Great Climbing Spot, Polveriers. Belaying out of the car with superb climbs. As well a way through for the winter Engadin Ski Marathon.
  • Stefan Camenisch
    11 months ago
    Worth a visit any time of the year ❄️
  • Anil Chakravorty
    4 years ago
    Scintillating views of the lake sold in Switzerland. Amazing views of this lake, nice and quiet place. Ideal picnic spot. Great blissful sight. Great places in the surroundings for sightseeing.
  • Johanna Rothhaß
    2 years ago
    If you enjoy hiking in the mountains and the fresh air you will have a great time in this beautiful landscape in Switzerland

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