Source of the Rhine
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The Tomasee lake (Romansh "Lai da Tuma") is located in a nature reserve at the foot of Piz Badus. At 2344 m above sea level it is the highest point in the Surselva region. From its source the Rhine flows over boulders and between limestone rocks through the Surselva region, passing the bizarre eroded landscape of the Rhine Gorge, also known as the "Swiss Grand Canyon", before joining up with the Hinterrhein (Posterior Rhine) in Reichenau
The lake can only be reached on foot. Hiking time from the Oberalp Pass: approx. 2 hours (one way)
In winter, the lake is covered with snow and only accessible to ski tourers and snowshoe hikers.
With the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn from Andermatt or from Disentis to the Oberalp Pass
Hike from Oberalp Pass: approx. 2 hours (Not suitable for prams or bikes)
By car from Lucerne via Andermatt or from Zurich via Chur to the Oberalp Pass
Hike from Oberalppass approx. 2 hours (Not suitable for stroller or bike)
Parking at the top of the pass (free of charge)
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