Heidiland

Eastern Switzerland / Liechtenstein

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.

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The Heidi motif unites the region thematically. There is the Heidi House in Maienfeld and the Heidi Trail on the Pizol, among other interesting sites. There is a Heidi path and a Heidi house in the neighboring Bündner Herrschaft; the Heidi Musical has already been performed several times. There are other sights, too: the spa city of Bad Ragaz with the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, its wellness offerings, casino and exclusive golf courses; the skiing and hiking regions of Flumserberg and Pizol; the Lake Walen, as well as the medieval castle of Sargans.

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The region has an extensive hiking network with various thematic routes, such as the Heidi Adventure Trails, the Geo-Park High Altitude Trail (discover 100 million years of earth history) or herbal hiking trails. Bikers will find flat as well as more challenging routes in the region.

Boat trips on Lake Walen, such as the extraordinary hamlet of Quinten, and several bathing opportunities around the lake cater to people who love the water. Adventure seekers can rappel down a dam wall, parachute in tandem or book a passenger flight in a glider. And in Bad Ragaz, one can relax at one of the golf courses at teatime.

Highlights

  • Tamina Gorge Bad Ragaz - at one time a healing bath, the Old Pfaefers Bath, is open to visitors. The oldest baroque spa building in Switzerland, it also houses a monastery- and and spa-museum.
  • Tamina Thermal Springs Bad Ragaz - known since the early Middle Ages, today these acratothermal springs have the greatest amount of water in Europe (36.5 degrees Celsius).
  • Sargans Castle - an old comital castle and an important local museum. In the castle restaurant one can taste wine and savor knight’s menus, while enjoying the spectacular view.
  • Pizol with Five-Lake-Tour - five crystal clear mountain lakes and the magnificent panorama of the Eastern Swiss Alps are your reward for the extensive tour.
  • Bündner Herrschaft – a small region with great wines and Heidi’s home.

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