Local History

Sils-Maria, Nietzsche-Haus. Photo/Foto: TES.

Nietzsche House Sils-Maria

The Nietzsche House in Sils-Maria in the Upper Engadine (Oberengadin) is a museum and memorial, commemorating the residence of Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) in the summers of 1881-1888, after his resignation from his professorship at the University of Basel in 1879.

He worked in Sils on his most prestigious publications. The museum shows his study and bedroom, library, correspondence and other (photographic) documentation concerning his life and work.

The museum is also in possession of two death masks of the philosopher and the Albi and Maud Rosenthal-Levy collection and library. The exhibition also presents photographs and literary texts by authors and friends and a unique collection of his activities as a composer and musician.

Small art exhibitions take place as well held, and the Nietzsche Colloquium is organized annually. (Source: P.A. Bloch, The Nietzsche House in Sils-Maria, St. Moritz 2009).