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Trip Planner: Europe / Switzerland / Swiss Alps / Canton of Graubunden / Flims / Caumasee
Caumasee (Romansh: Lag la Cauma or Lai da Cauma) is a lake near Flims, in the Grisons, Switzerland. It is one of the lakes on the Flims Rockslide deposits. The lake is fed from underground sources. Its surface area is 10.3194 ha.For Caumasee and beyond, use our Flims trip maker website to get the most from your Flims vacation.
The level of the lake varies by approximately 4 to 5 meters along with the varying underground water flow during the year, hence reaches its minimum by the end of April when snow melting in the mountains increases. A maximum level is reached by mid July but may be topped in August even after previous falling due to summer rain. The very western bay never freezes in winter, probably showing a maximum water flow in this area.
When the lake is at a low level, with a small volume of water, it warms up sooner than most lakes in the region, so people can be seen starting to swim the lake in April while bigger lakes even in lower areas of Switzerland remain rather cool. Water temperature in summer is at an average 21 Celsius, with a maximum around 24 Celsius.
The lake is in a huge forest that was allowed to remain on the agriculturally useless debris area of the biggest prehistoric rockslide in the Alps and can only be reached by a footpath (wheelchair accessible), possibly using a funicular built in 1939, refurbished in 1988 on its original tracks (running May to October only). The walk from the edge of town to the funicular takes about 10 minutes.
That's strange. In the middle of the forest, there are huge fences. It is to avoid tourists who do not pay can explore the lake. There is no charge off-season, but the fence is disturbing. If you are.... more
That's strange. In the middle of the forest, there are huge fences. It is to avoid tourists who do not pay can explore the lake. There is no charge off-season, but the fence is disturbing. If you are.... more »
It took half an hour to walk down a long path and then a lift which had disabled access only on one side. The lift was a funicular with two cars. Entry to the lakw was only possible if you paid a...
It took half an hour to walk down a long path and then a lift which had disabled access only on one side. The lift was a funicular with two cars. Entry to the lakw was only possible if you paid a... more »
You can't go to the lake till you pay for that. Too expensive!!! Switzerland has many beautiful lakes without paying.
You can't go to the lake till you pay for that. Too expensive!!! Switzerland has many beautiful lakes without paying. more »
I recommend Cauma lake to anyone who wants to have a great time. Whether you want to see the winter scenery or enjoy a summer's day by the lake, this place is perfect for a picnic or just some peace and quiet. The cafe on site is a great place for an afternoon picknick. The views here are stunning year round!
Amazing little lake, great water color and easy accessible. There is also a self service restaurant on site, must be great in summer
Beautiful lake that has been fenced in for the largest part. Whoever thought this was a good idea... Prices for entering the fenced bathing area are CHF 19,-/adult CHF 7,-/child. We found a nice bathing place to the right of the official swimming area, but will not come back. There are nicer lakes in more natural scenery.
It was free entry when we visited in early September but I don’t quite know why! Not complaining tho. The was was very cold but there were people swimming still! It was super refreshing to just dip our feet into the water even without swimming. We then also walked over to the other side of the lake outside the paid area to see the lake with mountains at the back! Such a pretty view.
After 17.30 you don't have to pay entrance, but even paying the price is a really beautiful lake.
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