While exploring summer in Switzerland last year, we visited a small town away in Graubünden called Flims. The geography of this town attracts many visitors during summer. Families, hikers, cyclists- all throng here to soak in the summer sun.

During our day’s visit to Lake Cauma (or Caumasee), we saw hoards of locals with their picnic baskets and swimwear. The walk to the lake itself was breathtakingly beautiful with the sun angularly filtering through the grand trees. And even though the lake was crowded, it did not diminish the beauty of the turquoise waters.

In Switzerland, beauty supersedes itself so many times that sometimes I run out of expressions to substantiate it. I wish we saw more of Flims and its stunning landscape (like Rhine Gorge and Lake Cresta). Until then, I shall mediate upon ‘the jewel of Flims’.

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Walking to Lake Cauma.
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First sights of Lake Cauma.
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As we boarded the lift.
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The bathing beach with kids trying Stand-Up Paddle.
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A relaxing summer afternoon looks a lot like this.
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Drinking Chur’s Calanda beer in Flims.
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The restaurant overlooking the lake, from the far left.
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Leaving Lake Cauma even though the sun is up.

Good to know
-Visitors have to take the lift to the entrance of Lake Cauma.
-Adults pay CHF 12 and children CHF 6 to enter.
-Visitors are allowed to swim in designated places (called bathing beach) during summer.
-There is a restaurant by the lake which serves local beer and is well stocked with food.
-The lift runs from 0800hrs to 1700hrs from June to August.
-Flims Waldhaus Caumasee is the closest bus stop to the lake.

Does Lake Cauma justify Switzerland’s beauty?

Note: I was invited on this media trip by Switzerland Tourism with Swiss Travel System.  

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Amrita Das

I have been a travel and culture independent journalist. My bylines have appeared in many publications worldwide including National Geographic Traveller India, Lonely Planet Magazine India, The Indian Express and World Travel Magazine. A fellow of Media Ambassadors India-Germany 2019 program by Robert Bosch Stiftung and Centre for Media Competence, University of Tübingen. Currently, I am the photo editor for RoundGlass Sustain, a wildlife and conservation e-publication. I live in India.

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