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Lake Silvaplana

Lake Silvaplana, Switzerland

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About Lake Silvaplana

Lake Silvaplana is a lake in the Upper-Engadine valley of Grisons, Switzerland. It takes its name from the village of Silvaplana. The lake is also connected to the nearby Lej da Champfèr. Together with its larger neighbor, Lake Sils, it is among the largest lakes of the Grisons. Lake Silvaplana is overlooked by several mountains over 3,000 meters, notably Piz Corvatsch, Piz Julier, and Piz Surlej. The lake's drainage basin culminates at Piz Corvatsch and comprises several glaciers, the largest b



Attractions near Lake Silvaplana

Piz Corvatsch4.99km from Lake Silvaplana

The Corvatsch is the highest, accessible with Engadine mountain rail. Fantastic views over the high mountains are yours to enjoy from the panorama restaurant here. From the Murtèl middle station half way up, you can take a short hike to the Fuorcla Surlej mountain guesthouse and admire the reflection of the Biancograt ridge in the shimmering blue surface of the adjacent lake. You can also descend from here into the Val Roseg valley.

Lake Sils5.28km from Lake Silvaplana

The Lake sils is located next to the watershed of the Maloja pass, the crossing to the Bregaglia Valley. It is the largest lake in the canton of Graubünden and forms part of the Upper Engadine lake district. During the summer months, a small boat operates a scheduled service. The “Segl-Maria” ploughs across the lake from Sils Maria to Maloja on the south-western lakeshore and back again in 40 minutes, four times a day. During this scenic cruise, it stops at the Chastè peninsula, Plaun da Lej and

Roseg Valley6.11km from Lake Silvaplana

The Roseg Valley is located in SE Switzerland in the canton of Graubünden. It is ~11 km long, with an SSW–NNE axis. The elevation of the valley floor ranges from 1800 m in the north to ~2250 m at the southern end of the lake. Most of the peaks on either side of the valley are in excess of 3000 m, with the highest being Piz Bernina. The latter gives its name to the Bernina Range; the Roseg Valley sites on the northern edge of this.

Julier Pass6.19km from Lake Silvaplana

The Julier Pass is a mountain pass in Switzerland, in the Albula Range of the Alps. It connects the Engadin valley with the rest of Graubünden. At its summit, the pass crosses the watershed/drainage divide between the basins of the Rivers Rhine and Danube. The Julier Pass lies between Piz Lagrev and Piz Julier.

Piz Nair6.23km from Lake Silvaplana

Piz Nair is a mountain of the Albula Alps in Switzerland, overlooking St. Moritz in the canton of Graubünden. The peak is easily accessible from the village with a funicular and a cable car; the upper station unloads 30 meters below the summit. Below the summit to the east is the Corviglia ski area.  The mountain hosted the alpine skiing events for the 1948 Winter Olympics in neighboring St. Moritz. It also hosted the World Championships in 1934, 1974, 2003 and 2017.

Lake Saint Moritz6.28km from Lake Silvaplana

A beautiful lake located in the heart of Grisons. It was famous for its surroundings. It is a 4.8 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near St. Moritz, Grisons, Switzerland that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching.

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The canton of Grisons is the largest and easternmost canton of Switzerland. The canton features beautiful mountain views, Biosphere Reserves, and Nature Park.