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Nietzsche Memorial Stone

Sils Maria

Nietzsche Memorial Stone

Sils Maria

The Chastè peninsula, the Juvel of Lake Sils - poets and philosophers would have wanted to stay here forever. For F. Nietzsche, too, it was one of the most beautiful spots in the Engadine. The Nietzsche memorial stone at the southern tip was erected in the year of the philosopher's death (1900) in his memory. A stonemason from Promontogno carved verses from Zarathustra into the memorial plaque, which is now integrated into the boulder.

Oh man! Take care!

What does the deep midnight speak?

"I was asleep, I was asleep,

From a deep dream I awoke: -

The world is deep,

And deeper than the day thought.

Deeper is her woe -,

Lust - deeper than heartache:

Woe saith, perish!

But all desire wants eternity -,

- wants deep, deep eternity!"


Here, at the southern end of the peninsula, the view over Lake Sils and Piz da la Margna is particularly beautiful. The reflections in the water provide extraordinary light conditions.

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Opening hours
In winter, there are no official winter hiking trails on the Chastè peninsula. That is why the Nietzsche memorial stone is not visible.

Always open


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  • Memorial stone
  • Accessible only by foot
+41 81 838 50 50
Halbinsel Chasté
7514 Sils Maria