Bad Ragaz is in the canton of St.Gallen in Switzerland, at the foot of the Pizol. Bad Ragaz has a long history as a health spa. It is a popular spa and health resort in the world. In 1535, the age of spa tourism started, in 1716, the earliest baroque bathhouse in Switzerland was built below the Benedictine Monastery in Pfäfers. Because of the thermal water was easily flow to Bad Ragaz, Bad Ragaz became a health resort since 1840.
Area 25.37 km2 (9.80 sq mi)
Position 47°00’ north latitude, 9°30’ east longitude
The Heidi story is well-known as a children’s story book which was written by Switzerland’s famous writer Johanna Spyri. The story was written over a hundred years ago, but it still a powerful impact on all ages people. The home of Heidi----Bad Ragaz offers Heidi experience trails on the Schwarzbüel Alp, the Pizol and above Maienfeld. Following the footsteps of Heidi and Geissenpeter, step into the Heidi story, you will be newly inspired by the beautiful scenes and romantic lanscapes of the holiday region Heidiland.Other Heidi attractions are also available.
Castle ruins of Freudenberg: the former castle rise upon the peak of a rocky hill, 84 meters in height, away from 1 kilometer northwest of Bad Ragaz. The castle was built in 13th century, belonged to the Freiherren von Wildenberg who had estates in Rhaetia.
Pizol: at 2220m, the home mountain of Bad Ragaz offers a wonderful view of the Rhine Valley right across to Lake Constance and plenty of trails for hikers, Nordic walkers, cyclists and skiers.
Early of the Santa Clauses into Bad Ragaz: it is the most popular event for children. Every year, on the 6th December at 6 p.m., the Bishop with 40 Santa Clauses and their servants move from the pine woods in procession through the village of Bad Ragaz to the Village Bath-house. Many visitors who want to experience the unique occasion come here.
Quellrock open air is one of the oldest in Switzerland, it is a musical event for many enthusiastic people.
Bad RagARTz Sculpture exhibition is triennial sculpture exhibition in Bad Ragaz and Vaduz, it is held in summer every three years, with classical music concerts in the street.
Wellness and health
The first bathing cures was offered more than 600 years ago, now in the modern experience bath in Bad Ragaz, you can enjoy the best spa service in the world.
The spa house offers both recuperative and stimulating bathing, with modern wellness and nature healing therapy. Bath gels, massage oils of first class quality are also prepared. The spa house offers many kinds of spa experience for tourist who have different special request. Such as relaxing bath, special healing treatments, sensuous bath, original Lastone therapy, etc.
The medicinal center in Bad Ragaz is directly affiliated to the thermal baths “Tamina Thermae”. Theraphies of the medical center can only be reserved on the basis of a doctor’s certificate, they offer the spa service according to the guests’ wishes.
In summer, The Bad Ragaz home mountain, the Pizol, and the plain of the Rhine Valley provide wonderful biking and hiking country. You will love the mild climate, the stunning natural environment, experience walking, cycling and inline skating route.
In winter, The Pizol ski region stretches between 1600m and 2220m. Winter sports enthusiasts will find 12 railways and lifts, more than 40 km of piste. Fresh winter air and relax lifestyle lead you to enjoy the charming holiday in Bad Ragaz.
Map of Bad Ragaz