The village of Silvaplana is located in the heart of the enchanting Upper Engadine lake district.
A fairy-tale landscape surrounded by majestic summits as high as 4,000 metres, including the Corvatsch, Silvaplana’s mountainous backdrop, which boasts the highest mountain station in the Eastern Alps.
With the three districts of Silvaplana, Champfèr, and Surlej, the village exudes a unique charm and at the same time offers innumerable possibilities for you to enjoy your leisure time according to your heart’s desire. Here are some ideas:
Spectacular summits, pristine forests, and sparkling lakes full of life radiate beauty and happiness day in and day out.
Recipes and culinary specialities from the region as well as from the Rhaeto-Romanic tradition delight the palate with a large selection of dishes that surprise with their refined variety: the selection ranges from irresistible pastries to bread and cheese; from typical soups to meat dishes and sausages.
The vast range of winter and summer sports is pretty much unlimited and so varied that it attracts sports enthusiasts from all over the world every season looking to experience adrenaline, passion, thrills, and adventure. At the same time, for those who are not looking for an adrenaline rush, Silvaplana offers peace and tranquillity in every conceivable form.
Silvaplana is host to numerous major international sporting events, including the Engadinsnow; the Freeski World Cup on the Corvatsch, where the world’s best freeski skiers and snowboarders compete; and the windsurfing regatta Engadinwind, which sees windsurfers, kitesurfers and yachtsmen competing. Silvaplana is also home to more traditional sporting events such as the Coppa Romana (curling).
Culture lovers can enjoy a comprehensive cultural offer throughout the year. Popular sites include the Segantini Museum in St. Moritz, which is dedicated to the painter Giovanni Segantini, who spent his last five years in the Engadine. Not to mention the Nietzsche House in Sils, which features a permanent exhibition on the great philosopher as well as temporary exhibitions of contemporary art.
The valley is seeing a steady increase in contemporary art events, thanks to the many galleries of international renown that have established branches here.