Nietzsche-Haus, Sils Maria
The house is located on a small hill in the village of Sils Maria in the Engadin region of Switzerland.
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Friedrich Nietzsche rented a modest room in the Durisch family’s house in Sils Maria for seven summers (1881 and 1883 – 88). The nearly 200-year-old house in the heart of Sils Maria, where Friedrich Nietzsche spent seven summers (1881 and 1883-1888), was owned by the Durisch family and continued to be privately owned for many years after Nietzsche’s visits.In 1958 the house was to be sold, however the ‘Nietzsche House Sils-Maria Foundation’ purchased the House, had it carefully renovated and opened a museum there and on August 25, 1960, the 60th anniversary of Nietzsche’s death, it opened its doors to the public for the first time.
The Nietzsche-Haus possesses a library open to researchers that contains one of the world's largest multi-language collections of books on the philosopher. The library also contains three collections of books that were donated to the library: Oscar Levy's collection (Nietzsche's first translator in English); Hans Erich Lampl's collection (a Nietzsche scholar); and Albi Rosenthal's collection (an antiquarian bookseller).