The success story of the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz in the Heidiland holiday region of Eastern Switzerland began in 1242 with the discovery of a thermal source in the wild and romantic Tamina gorge.
The therapeutic and healing effects of Bad Ragaz’s thermal water are still today the foundation upon which Europe’s Leading Wellbeing & Medical Health Resort is built. In the heart of the Alps and in five-star surroundings, guests can enjoy ultimate relaxation, medical treatments of the highest order and a broad and diverse range of sports, cuisine and cultural activities.
At the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, guests will find a rich and varied combination of luxury hotels, gastronomy, health, wellbeing, business and golf. The resort consists of two five-star establishments, the Grand Hotel Quellenhof & Spa Suites and the Grand Hotel Hof Ragaz. ‘Because it’s great to ‘BE’ here’, was Rainer Maria Rilke’s impression, and it was here in Bad Ragaz that Johanna Spyri was inspired to write her world-famous Heidi.
The ever-popular character lives on not just throughout the region, but also in the resort’s own Children’s Villa, where children from the age of three are lovingly looked after. With a total of 267 rooms and suites in the two hotels and a wide variety of interior styles, each guest is assured an individual home from home: whether classic & elegant, traditional & comfortable, historic & princely or ultra-modern & purist.
36.5° Wellbeing & Thermal Spa and Tamina Therme
Europe’s most abundant thermal source originates in the Tamina gorge near Bad Ragaz and was discovered long ago in the early Middle Ages (1242). In the sixteenth century, the physician and alchemist Paracelsus praised the healing effects of the water, which due to its low mineral content and a temperature of 36.5°C is regarded as a warm spring. In the early days, the first spa guests were lowered into the gorge on ropes. Since 1840, however, a pipe four kilometres in length has brought the ‘Blue Gold’ to Bad Ragaz and into the spa area of the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, which today encompasses a total of 12,800 square metres, making it one of the largest in Europe.
At ‘Switzerland’s Best Wellness Hotel’ (SonntagsZeitung, 2015), wellness has been redefined and reimagined as comprehensive wellbeing. A Kneipp path modelled on the Tamina gorge helps those seeking rest and relaxation to trace the source of the Blue Gold, which, with a temperature of 36.5° C, is the central, warming and healing heart of the spa. A member of the Leading Spas of the World, the 36.5° Wellbeing & Thermal Spa is a magical experience set over 5,500 square metres.
Guests can relax in the historic Helena pool or in the sports and garden pools, and in the eight sources of comprehensive wellbeing will find authentic massage and beauty treatments as well as sports and fitness facilities of the very highest quality. It is therefore no surprise that the resort was awarded the accolade of ‘Winner Best Medi Spa’ in 2013 by the Spa Guide published by the prestigious travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller (UK). Among the various attractions of the sauna area, the herbal steam bath decorated with Swarovski crystals is a particular highlight for spa connoisseurs.
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