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Sils - Halbinsel Chasté - Sils

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  • plain of Sils
    plain of Sils
m 1900 1850 1800 4,0 3,5 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Nietzsche Gedenkstein
A walk in Nietzsche's footsteps in the middle of the unique Upper Engadin lake landscape
easy
Distance 4.4 km
1:12 h
49 m
49 m
1,835 m
1,797 m
The vastness, the light and the view over Lake Sils in the direction of Maloja are already inspiring at the beginning of the walk. Over the large plain, the path leads on good paths to the beginning of the peninsula from where a varied, easily accessible hiking trail winds its way across the wooded peninsula. The spectacle of the clouds and the sun, the sound of the waves and the scent of the mountain forest on the Chastè peninsula fascinate again and again. Actually, one cannot get enough of it. Along the way, comfortable benches invite you to take a break, to enjoy and philosophize. After a refreshing cool in the crystal clear Lake Sils, you feel like a new person. At the Nietzsche memorial stone, almost at the end of the peninsula, the view towards Plaun da Lej and Maloja is particularly beautiful. No wonder that Nietzsche was also inspired by this unique landscape. The ruin on the rock on the northern shore, bear witness to the castle that gave the peninsula its name. The small detour to this historical place is definitely worthwhile. Fascinated by the stay on the famous peninsula, one strolls, flanked by fishing boats anchored in the water on one side and rare plants on the other side, back across the large plain towards the village of Sils.

 

More information
Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
Via Maistra 1
CH-7500 St. Moritz
Phone: +41 81 830 00 01 
E-mail: allegra@engadin.ch 
Internet: www.engadin.ch

Author’s recommendation

At the Barbecue sites directly at the lake, everything is ready for a convivial barbecue in the middle of nature.
In autumn, with a bit of luck, you can find the "Silserkugeln" here.
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Engadin St. Moritz
Update: November 04, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,835 m
Lowest point
1,797 m
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Track types

Nature trail 25.69%Path 50.36%Road 23.94%
Nature trail
1.1 km
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2.2 km
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1 km
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Tips and hints

See also 

Sils Tourist Information
T +41 81 838 50 50
sils@estm.ch 
www.sils.ch / www.engadin.ch

 

Start

Sils Maria (1,808 m)
Coordinates:
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2'778'690E 1'144'575N
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46.428693, 9.763655
DMS
46°25'43.3"N 9°45'49.2"E
UTM
32T 558673 5141963
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Destination

Sils Maria

Turn-by-turn directions

Sils – Halbinsel Chastè – Sils

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Bus stop Sils/Segl Maria, Posta

Getting there

Sils/Segl Maria

Parking

car park  Sils/Segl Val Fex

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'778'690E 1'144'575N
DD
46.428693, 9.763655
DMS
46°25'43.3"N 9°45'49.2"E
UTM
32T 558673 5141963
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map Engadin St. Moritz, 1:25'000, Orell Füssli, ISBN 978-2-940381-82-1

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Manni Wanderfalke 
October 14, 2020 · Community
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.4 km
Duration
1:12 h
Ascent
49 m
Descent
49 m
Highest point
1,835 m
Lowest point
1,797 m
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