Equipped with sturdy shoes, the ship in view, passes the 1.5 hour walk as in flight. Let yourself be surprised by the fairytale world in the Flimserwald.
Distance 5.1 km
Highest point1,098 m
Lowest point1,001 m
Flims was rich in springs thanks to the fall of the Flims mountain. However, most of the water seeped quickly into the ground and so early (from the 8th century) irrigation ditches were created for irrigation. For this purpose, the water was directed by the river in artificially built channels on the fields. The Conngraben, today Connbächli, is one of the most important, oldest, longest and today still water-bearing trenches of Flims. Presumably created in the early Middle Ages, he served the irrigation of the meadows and to water the cattle in Conn. The water is taken below Punt Runca and passed over 6 km through the Flims forest to Conn. The Connerbächli is no longer used economically but continues to be maintained as a piece of cultural property by the municipality of Flims. The viewing platform Il Spir in Conn lets you float like a bird over the Rhine Gorge.
Build your own Connschiffli or take our locally made kit and start the exciting cruise through the mystical Flimserwald.
Let's start in Flims Waldhaus (Caumasee car park), follow the footpath for 5 minutes towards the Caumasee lift and you will see the mark for the start to Connbächli. Now just follow the course of the stream towards Conn. If you see the big clearing of Conn you will soon reach the destination.
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By bus from Chur direction Flims.
By car Motorway A13 from Zurich, direction Flims to Flims Waldhaus.
Parking Flims Waldhaus Caumasee with 60 parking spaces.
Parking lot Castle in Flims Waldhaus with 2x 30 parking spaces.