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Nietzsche plaque

Sils Maria

Nietzsche plaque

Sils Maria

Chastè, the Juvel of Lake Sils - poets and philosophers wanted to stay here forever. For Nietzsche, too, it was the "most beautiful place in the Engadine". The Nietzsche memorial stone at the southern tip of the lake reminds of his favourite place and was erected in his memory. A stonemason from Promontogno carved verses from Zarathustra into the memorial plaque which is now integrated into the rock.


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.

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)


Opening hours
Always open


Location

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

Location