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Surlej (Silvaplana)

Surlej is a village in Graubünden, Switzerland. It is located close to Sankt Moritz and Silvaplana.

The town is known for having had Friedrich Nietzsche among its visitors;the philosopher spent every summer from 1883 to 1888 there.He often sat on a stone on the shore of Lake Silvaplana,where he came up with the idea of eternal recurrence,the key concept of his major poetic work "Thus Spoke Zarathustra".[1]

Coordinates: 46°27′N 9°48′E / 46.450°N 9.800°E / 46.450; 9.800


  1. ^ "Nietzsche rock in Surlej by the waterfall:". Retrieved 2020-02-02.