Sils im Engadin/Segl is an enchanting alpine village set between a pair of cobalt-blue lakes. The village is the cultural heart of the Engadin valley region and has inspired countless writers, artists and musicians over the centuries. Hike through postcard-perfect pastures, attend outdoor music concerts and discover why famed European poet Hermann Hesse described Sils im Engadin/Segl as “paradise on earth”.
Things to do in Sils im Engadin/Segl
Sils im Engadin/Segl is a gateway to the Fex Valley, where you can walk through flower-strewn meadows and immerse yourself in stunning alpine landscapes. Lace up your boots and explore hiking trails or enjoy the scenery on a horse and carriage ride. Many trailheads are just steps from the village, making it easy to hike in the Fex Valley.
The summer months see Sils im Engadin/Segl spring to life with music concerts, art exhibitions and cultural activities. Outdoor music concerts make the most of the stunning mountain views. Poetry readings and literature festivals celebrate the town’s creative side.
Nietzsche House introduces you to famous German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche. His former summer home is reimagined as a local history museum, where you can see original photos, letters and manuscripts written by Nietzsche. Other rooms are furnished with 19th-century antiques.
Snowfall transforms Sils im Engadin/Segl into a winter wonderland. Ski down groomed trails and explore freeriding areas. Slow down the pace on snowshoe trails and try your luck ice fishing on Lake Sils. Warm up with a mug of hot chocolate or a cup of mulled wine on a sun-drenched terrace.
Getting around Sils im Engadin/Segl
Sils im Engadin/Segl is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. The village is a 2.5-hour drive from Zurich, while trains run between Zurich and St Moritz in three hours. From here, it’s a 10-minute drive to Sils im Engadin/Segl. Zurich Airport is a three-hour drive away.