The mystic resort
No-one who has been to Sils will ever forget it. It nestles between two frozen lakes at the gateway to the car-free valley of Val Fex. The open expanse of that high-lying valley and its landscape combine with the fantastic light of the Engadin in a way that is utterly unique. A wonderful walk along the lakes, extensive and well maintained cross-country skiing trails, delightful winter hiking trails, and pistes prepared to perfection on the Corvatsch invite guests to experience the soothing effect of exercise against a natural backdrop that inspires the mind and sustains the soul. Intellectuals like Friedrich Nietzsche, artists like Joseph Beuys and musicians like David Bowie have all found creative inspiration in Sils.
So what’s Sils’s secret? German novelist and Nobel Laureate Thomas Mann once described it in the following words: ‘Happiness is not a word I use lightly, but I am inclined to say that I am happy here.’
A seasonal cultural highlight is the annual guest performance by the Engadin Symphony Orchestra in late December. Stellar concerts at the Open Church and lectures are all part of everyday cultural life in Sils.