Monday, February 20, 2012

Sils Maria: A Lovely Little Village in the Alps



During my holiday in  Engadine we stayed in a beautifully scenic village just down the road from St. Moritz called Sils Maria. It's truly a magical place with gorgeous scenery and wonderful people! There were so many pretty things to photograph, including the above colored eggs, which seem to be sold in every grocery store in Switzerland, even when it isn't Easter!



The chocolate in Switzerland is divine... I should know, since I ate plenty!


Located in the center of Sils Maria is Grond Cafe, a lovely local spot for coffee, chocolates, lunch and confections of all sorts! The mulled wine is delicious too!


We visited Grond a few times to warm up with lattes and sweeten up with chocolates and cookies!


Outside Grond is this fabulous sculpture of a goat carved from a tree trunk! Love it!


Though Sils Maria is a bit quiet, there is an ice rink where you can take lessons from a former figure skating champion named Lilian Debecker or just rent skates. We did this, but without regular grooming of the ice and no rails to hold onto around the rink, I'm afraid we didn't skate for long...



We did take some time to watch Lilian giving a lesson though. It was fun to see the girls attempting tricks I'd only ever seen people do on television.


Sils Maria is a lovely place if you're looking for a quiet getaway! Where do you like to visit for a peaceful week away?
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