Visit the oldest spa in Switzerland
The Altes Bad Pfäfers is the oldest baroque spa building in Switzerland. It is situated in a rugged, romantic location in the imposing Tamina gorge and has a thermal spring. The Tamina gorge allows you to experience the immense power of water.
The Tamina gorge allows you to experience the immense power of water: once through the revolving gate, visitors enter a dark, damp gorge. The rocks come together and a tunnel shows the way through the interior of the rocks, past the small thermal spring (36.6°C) to the spring water grotto (4,000 litres/min.) The Tamina gorge is also accessible on foot from the Valens, Pfäfers and Ragol bus stops. The hiking trail leads you over a natural bridge high above the Tamina and down to the Altes Bad Pfäfers, Switzerland’s oldest baroque spa building which is situated in a rugged, romantic location. This was constructed between 1704 and 1718, and underwent renovations between 1983 and 1995.
Special rate: Half-fare and GA travel cards, day passes and Ostwind fare network tickets are not valid.
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Timetable 80.453 Bad Ragaz–Altes Bad Pfäfers (Schluchtenbus)
For groups of 10 people and more, seat reservations for all journey legs are necessary. Tel. +41 (0)81 302 23 85, E-Mail email@example.com
Route not open all year
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St. Leonhard-Strasse 20
9001 St. Gallen
Telephone+41 58 386 73 44
No bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle
Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed
"To be here is wonderful" - The baths of Altes Bad Pfäfers moved even the poet Rainer Maria Rilke to those words. It is a nature, culture and leisure oasis that attracts visitors from all over the region and beyond.
Altes Bad Päfers
Telephone+41 81 302 71 61
The Hotel Restaurant Tamina in Vättis is the centre and departure point for trips to the Kunkels Pass and, through the Calfeisental valley, to the Gigerwald Reservoir and the St. Martin Walser settlement. The fifth and sixth generations of the Sprecher family are born hosts who warmly welcome guests with genuine passion. And here the Hubertussaal, Festsaal, Bauernstube and Taminastube halls and lounges add to a warm and homely atmosphere.
Hotel Restaurant Tamina
Familie O. Sprecher-Hold
Telephone+41 81 306 11 73
From the end of October until the beginning of May: Wednesday closed
Explore this sunny wine-growing region, the sleepy forest and Rheinau paths or the Badtobel trail to the Tamina gorge with a leisurely ride in a horse-drawn carriage together with your family, friends or acquaintances. Daily service during the summer weeks between Bad Ragaz railway station and Altes Bad Pfäfers.
Nadja und Peter Bantli
Telephone+41 81 302 31 75