It might be small, but the cozy little spa town of Bad Ragaz, Switzerland is full of healing power from the world famous thermal springs. In the 16th century, physician and alchemist Paracelsus first documented the healing powers of the spring waters in Tamina Gorge, though Benedictine monks had actually discovered the source three centuries earlier. Ever since, travellers have come from near and far to find peace and relaxation, along with a host of physical benefits including a strengthened immune system and improved circulation. But be it for healing or simply a little R&R, Bad Ragaz is an exceptional destination.
In the summertime, the hike to the top of the Pizol, past five crystal-clear mountain lakes surrounded by Alpine peaks, rewards visitors with panoramic views of Switzerland. There are popular cycling routes on the Rhine Dam and marked Nordic walking trails on the mountainside. In addition, two golf courses offer an active escape and a chance to hit the green.
Come wintertime, the region offers an abundance of options for fun in the snow. Ski enthusiasts will find 12 lifts and more than 40 kilometres of piste, a winter sports school, cross-country trails, and numerous routes for skiers of all levels. Toboggan fans will love the 7-kilometre toboggan trail, and snowshoers will enjoy a selection of marked trails. Of course the town also offers a variety of both traditional and contemporary restaurants, where you can choose to eschew the cold in favour of a cozy night in with a glass of wine.
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