The Little Spa Town Of Bad Ragaz
Set against a picturesque backdrop, Bad Ragaz is famous amongst the rich and popular for all good reasons.
The Intriguing Discovery
Long, long ago, in the year 1240, a pilgrim looking for a monastery in the old town of Pfafers discovered thermal springs gushing from a narrow abyss called Tamina Gorge, and took a relaxing dip in it. Soon, it became a resting& bathing spot in Pfafers for all the pilgrims visiting the monastery.The boulders of this gorge had turned into hot tubs and people would often prolong their leisurely stay here.
Later, in 1535, Paracelsus, the noted philosopher and physician, found that the thermal water has several healing properties.Soon the word spread and people travelled long distances for the healing springs, in quest of physical and mental well being.
In 1716, the first ever bathhouse featuring baroque architecture in Switzerland was built beneath the Benedictine Monastery, Pfafers.
Circa 1840, a 4km-long channel was created to draw the hot springs to the more proximate village of Ragaz. And in a few years began the construction of the most magnificent spa resort ever, which enticed rich travellers, especially the Russian aristocrats. Even now, it continues to attract travellers from all around the world.
Grand Resort Bad Ragaz
Encompassed by the heavenly alpine vistas, surrounded by luxury, and soaking in healing hot spring sat 36.5°C… Ah, what a feeling it must be! This is what a stay at Grand Resort Bad Ragaz bestows on you.
It is an ultra-luxurious and relaxing retreat comprising of two hotels; Grand Hotel Quellenhof & Spa Suites and Grand Hotel Hof Ragaz. Furthermore, the property has five restaurants serving delectable and wholesome gourmet preparations; and a magnificent 18-hole golf course.
However, the one-of-a-kind spa experience it offers is the biggest reason why this place should be in your Swiss itinerary. Around 10 natural hot water pool sand various thermal therapies make sure that every muscle in your body is rejuvenated. An array of specialized spa treatments that you would have never witnessed,are available to soothe your mind, body and soul.This includes various types of aroma therapies, facials, Thai massages, manicures, pedicures, steam-sauna, and so on.
It is commendable how they have assimilated therapeutic elements in all their amenities. For instance,some suites have a private chemotherapy tub with thermal water supply.
What’s more, the resort hosts several exhibitions, concerts, talks and readings. This enables one to get acquainted with the local culture and traditions.It also means there is something interesting for every age group.
Why You Should Be Here
If you are looking for an invigorating trip that allows you to experience reincarnation in this lifetime itself, you cannot skip Bad Ragaz when in Switzerland.
Also, featuring scenic hiking and biking trails and downhill skiing, it is a delight for the adventure seekers.
Bad Ragaz is located in East Switzerland, just a train away from Zurich. It lies on the bottom of Pizol Mountain, in the St. Gallen Rhine Valley.
Explore Bad Ragaz with the amazing En Route journey, an intimate travel experience that strikes a seamless balance between leisure and exploration.