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Der Crestasee ist ein Bergsee zum baden in Flims.
Der Crestasee ist ein Bergsee zum baden in Flims.
Der Crestasee ist ein Bergsee zum baden in Flims.
Der Crestasee ist ein Bergsee zum baden in Flims.
Der Crestasee ist ein Bergsee zum baden in Flims.
Der Crestasee ist ein Bergsee zum baden in Flims.

Lake Cresta

Crystal-clear water with a breathtaking mountain landscape

The ‘forest ridge lake’ is situated on the eastern border between Flims and Trin. Featuring crystal-clear water and nestled in a dark green grove of trees, Lake Cresta is a true hidden gem. It is 375 metres long and 180 metres wide and is listed as a protected natural landmark of regional importance in the canton of Graubünden. Lake Cresta offers the perfect place to cool down on your biking or hiking tour. The lake is famous for its clear water. Another unique aspect about Lake Cresta is that it is only accessible by foot.

Virtual tour

  • Boat rental Boat rental
  • Standup Paddles Standup Paddles
  • Restaurant Restaurant
  • Suitable for strollers Suitable for strollers
  • Fire place Fire place
  • Changing rooms Changing rooms
Der Crestasee ist ein Bergsee zum baden in Flims.


Want to coast along crystal-clear waters in a rowing boat and enjoy the peace and quiet? This is simple with our boat rental service at Lake Cresta. Stand-up paddle fans and water lovers will also find everything they are looking for. Lie back on a raft or enjoy the setting to the full from the pier. If the mountain air helps you work up an appetite, you can choose from some good food in the restaurant, a snack at the kiosk or grill up some fresh vegetables or sausages at the fire pit.

Natural bathing lake opening hours

The natural bathing lake is open from mid May to mid September. You can reach Lake Cresta from all hotels and holiday apartments in our region via postbus from Trin, Felsbach/Cresta. The lake is located just a short walk from the bus stop, partly taking you through the cool forest.

Entrance prices

  • Adults: CHF 7.00
  • Adults with guest pass: CHF 5.00
  • Residents of Trin, Flims, Domat/Ems: CHF 5.00
  • Students: CHF 5.00
  • Children/school pupils (6-16 years of age): CHF 3.00
  • Children below 6 years of age free of charge

Restaurant opening hours

The restaurant at Lake Cresta is open daily from 19. May to 14. October 2018 from 9 a.m. During high season from 19. May to 26. August, the restaurant remains open until 9 p.m. From 27. August to 14. October service lasts until 6 p.m. On hot, pleasant summer evenings it is spontaneously open even longer.


From 19 May to 26 August, a shuttle bus from the car park to the restaurant Crestasee operates starting at 6 p.m.


If you would like to celebrate your birthday or hold an event with your family, business or association in the restaurant at Lake Cresta, please send us an enquiry at



Getting there

With the bike or on foot

With the bike you can get through the Flimserwald forest from Staderas to Conn and then from Conn to Crestasee.

If you want to walk, you decide whether you want to take the short path directly to the lake Cresta, or the long one, which passes the lake Cauma. For the shorter route, you start at Flims Waldhaus and follow the signs to the lake Cresta, for the longer you start at Flims Waldhaus and walk in the direction of Conn past the lake Cauma. From Conn there is a direct way to the lake Cresta.

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By public transport

From Laax or Flims you take the bus to Trin / Chur. At the stop "Trin, Felsbach-Crestasee" you get off the bus, from the stop it takes 20 minutes to the lake Cresta. Trin Mulin also has a stop in the village from where you can start. From this stop it takes 40 minutes to the beautiful lake Cresta.

By car

From Flims, Laax and Falera you drive to Trin Mulin. From Trin Mulin village the way to parking spaces 3 to 5 in the Flimser Grosswald is well-labeled. The walk from the parking lots to the lake Cresta takes 10 minutes on foot.