Lake Sils, Sils im Engadin

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Lake Sils is a lake in the Upper Engadine valley, Grisons, Switzerland. It takes its name from the village of Sils im Engadin. The lake lies at an altitude of 1,797 metres above sea level, between Maloja Pass and Lake Silvaplana. Several mountains over 3,000 metres overlook the lake, notably Piz Corvatsch, Piz Grevasalvas and Piz da la Margna. The lake's drainage basin culminates at Piz Fora and comprises the Vadrec da Fedoz glacier.With a surface area of 4.1 km², Lake Sils is the largest lake of the Engadine. It is also the largest natural lake in the Alps lying above 1,000 metres. The lake was formed by a prehistoric landslide dam, similarly to Lake Silvaplana.The wooded Chastè peninsula extends into the lake at its north-eastern end. At the end of the peninsula there is a plaque to Friedrich Nietzsche with a passage from Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Near the peninsula is located the wooded island of Chaviolas, the largest in Lake Sils. Annually, in winter, the cross-country Engadin Skimarathon crosses the lake, starting at its edge in the Maloja Palace.
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  • Scenery beautiful ski resorts, some aging plants. Well groomed slopes.
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  • In winter the Lake is frozen and it is nice to be a randonnee.c' is an exceptional experience. You can also practice cross-country skiing
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  • We had the great fortune to have stable weather mid October 2017, and really to be able to enjoy a golden autumn. In the morning it was each absolutely no wind and in the Lake, the landscape reflected so clearly that it seemed almost corny. In the Sun, it was pleasantly warm to walk in the shade, it was quickly uncomfortable cold along the shore. The deep blue sea, the steel blue sky, the Golden larches that far up already know powdered mountains = almost unreal beautiful.
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