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.
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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 »
Beautiful but a rip off! They charge for everything and not too little.
Beautiful, but overall overrated. Plus entrance is overpriced, go left, there's a free area by the lake..
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