Wanderung zum Tomasee, der Quelle des Rheins, mit Besuch in der Maighelshütte
Lake Toma: The Rhine's 1,230 km journey begins at its source. Much of what happens here influences its course. The residents of the Tujetsch community – on whose ground the source of the Rhine is located – take great care of their natural wonder. During the last Ice Age, the mighty Anterior Rhine Glacier encompassed the whole of the Surselva. Formed by glaciers, the mountainous landscape of the Oberalp Pass is the source of the Anterior Rhine. The ice stream has long since melted away, leaving behind a cirque in which Lake Toma can be found nestled in the Alpine valley of Six Madun at the foot of Piz Badus. Lake Toma is a jewel among Swiss mountain lakes. At 2,345 metres above sea level it is a site of unique beauty, magic and significance.
Oberalp Pass : The Oberalp Pass – known as "Alpsu" in Romansh – connects Disentis in Canton Graubünden with Andermatt in Canton Uri. At its highest point, the mountain pass reaches 2,044 metres above sea level. It covers a distance of 32 kilometres from Disentis to Andermatt. Just a few decades ago, a section of the old Oberalp road at Bugnei, near Sedrun, was designated the Römerweg (Roman Path). In the Middle Ages, the Pass gave the people of Graubünden access to the pig and goat markets in the cantons of Uri and Ticino. Following the construction of the current road in 1862/63, the volume of traffic across the Oberalp increased significantly and the romantic horse-drawn carriage era dawned. These carriages remained in operation until 1925 when the first cars took to the roads in Graubünden. The Pass is only accessible during the summer. In winter, travellers use the car train operated by the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn. The summit is a popular starting point for skiers, ski tourers and snowshoers. The railway line began operation in 1926. For the first 16 years prior to the electrification of the line, steam trains operated in summer only. The slowest express train in the world, the Glacier Express, also runs over the Oberalp Pass, connecting the Matterhorn village of Zermatt with St. Moritz and Davos.
Übernachtungsgäste mit Gästekarte fahren mit dem Zug zwischen Disentis und Oberalppass gratis