Nietzsche-Haus, Sils Maria

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
The Nietzsche-Haus in Sils Maria

The Nietzsche-Haus is a house in Sils Maria, Switzerland, where the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche lived during the summers of 1881 and 1883 to 1888.[1]


The house is located on a small hill in the village of Sils Maria in the Engadin region of Switzerland.

Nietzsche's stays[edit]

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.[2] 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).[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The History of the Nietzsche Haus", Accessed 3 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b "The Library of the Nietzsche Haus", Accessed 3 September 2011.

Coordinates: 46°25′44″N 9°45′53″E / 46.4288°N 9.7648°E / 46.4288; 9.7648