The diverse vacation region between Lake Walen and Sarganser Land in Eastern Switzerland gets its name from Johanna Spyri’s world famous Heidi story. Well-known destinations include the skiing and hiking regions of Flumserberg and Pizon as well as the thermal, wellness and golf oasis of Bad Ragaz.
Even the Romans avoided the immense mass of the Gotthard. The Pass only gained significance around the year 1200, when the Schöllenen Ravine between Göschenen and Andermatt was developed. Today the Gotthard Pass is the most important North-South connection.
Situated right on the lake, this design hotel was furnished by Carlo Rampazzi with luxurious Mediterranean charm. Surrounded by a park with a private beach and jetty, 2010 there was the grand opening of its wellness centre "Eden Roc Spa". With 16, 15, and 14 Gault Millau points respectively, the 3 restaurants provide soaring culinary experiences. Ascona's picturesque piazza is just a few minutes away on foot.
Up until the 14th century there was only one community in the Saas Valley: Saas. Four villages arose out of Saas - of those four Saas Fee, also known as "The Pearl of the Alps", is the most renowned; 13 four thousand meter peaks surround the glacier village, which is located at an altitude of 1800 meters above sea level.