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
  • Suitable for strollers
Suitable for strollers
  • Changing rooms Changing rooms

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Activities at Lake Cresta

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 or a snack at the kiosk.

Opening hours & prices at Lake Cresta

Natural bathing lake opening hours

The Crestasee team looks forward to welcoming you back to the Crestasee kiosk at weekends when the weather is good.


You can find more detailed information on opening times at

Entrance prices

  • Adults: CHF 7.00
  • Adults with guest pass: CHF 5.00
  • Residents of Trin, Flims, Laax, Falera, Tamins Domat/Ems, Bonaduz: 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 Crestasee restaurant will be open for you again from 1 June 2024.


If you would like to celebrate your birthday or any other event with your family, business or club in the restaurant on Lake Cresta, you can send a request to [email protected] 


You can reach the restaurant via telephone at +41 (0)81 911 11 27 and online at   


Getting there

By 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 Lake Cresta, for the longer you start at Flims Waldhaus and walk in the direction of Conn past Lake Cauma first. From there you can follow a path that directly leads to Lake Cresta.

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.

On the way from Flims to Trin

Felsbach gorge

A jewel of nature awaits you on the hiking trail from Flims to Trin. The river Flem has not only been a creative builder on the mountain, but also dug an impressive path through the forest down in the valley. It gushes and gurgles through a narrow gorge and reports effervescently about its long journey that began high up at Segnesboden. On hot days the Felsbach gorge is like a fresh breeze. Together with Lake Cresta, the Felsbach gorge has its own post bus stop and can also be easily reached on foot after a short walk.

Hiking trail

Parkingpay app for the community Flims

In Flims, for example at the Caumasee, and at various locations in Switzerland, you can pay for your parking space with the parkingpay app and only for the time you park.

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