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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  • Lake surrounded by high mountains, beautiful landscape. Quiet, scenic drives, zero traffic ... Relaxing moments
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  • The Sils is a beautiful mountain lake between St. Moritz, Maloja in the Engadine. Beautiful walks in the summer, tranquil moments in the spring or autumn, and walking on the famous black ice in winter - an impressive destination in post cards-like mountains.
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  • What about this wonderful Lake, immersed in nature and surrounded by mountains, this magnificent Valley, beautiful in all seasons. Stroll along the shore is relaxing. Also worth visiting the village of Sils Maria. One tip ... go in the fall, with the warm colors of the larch ... Will amaze you. The only drawback is the cost of the hotels pretty high. Better a day trip!
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