About Flims

Flims, Switzerland Photo: www.weissearena.com

Flims is a historic town and municipality in the district of Imboden in the Swiss canton of Graubünden.

The town of Flims is dominated by the Flimserstein which you can see from almost anywhere in the area.

Flims consists of the village of Flims (called Flims Dorf) and the hamlets of Fidaz and Scheia as well as Flims-Waldhaus, the initial birthplace of tourism in Flims, where most of the hotels were built before and after around 1900.

The town has several distinct areas, the most recognised being Flims Waldhaus and Fidaz. Fischeisch is a neighbourhood at the top of Flims however the town tends to center around the base station in winter and the main street in summer.

Flims is also part of a 220km² ski resort known as the 'Alpenarena', the 'Weiße Arena', Flims Laax Falera or just Laax. The third of these names is the most descriptive. The resort links these three villages together, yet all three retain distinct identities. From the Flims base station lifts run to Plaun and Foppa.

Flims relies on sport and tourism, with a UNESCO World Heritage Site to its name - the iconic Flimserstein. Another noteworthy attraction includes the aquamarine Lag la Cauma (Lake Cauma) while Flims is also known as the meeting point of Romansch and Germanic Swiss cultures and languages.

More information: http://www.flims.com


The weather in February / March in Flims varies. Temperatures can go as high as 12c and as low a 2c. On average there's around 65mm of precipitation during this time.

Generally, the Swiss climate is temperate, with a peak of precipitation in summer. The wettest month is August during which time Flims receives an average of 128 mm (5.0 in) of precipitation falling for an average of 12.8 days.

The driest month of the year is October with an average of 82 mm (3.2 in) of precipitation over 12.8 days.

From October to March a lot of Switzerland suffers from fog, which does not reach Flims normally.

During this period weather can remain stable for weeks and temperatures are often inverted, which means that modestly higher areas such as Flims are actually warmer than lower lying areas.

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