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Guided tour Tamina Gorge and Old Bath Pfäfers


Have you always wanted to learn more about the origin of the thermal spring, the fascinating history of the centuries-old bathing culture and the baroque baths? Then take part in an expert guided tour and marvel at the source of the 36.5° C thermal water.

  • Expert guided tour of the Old Pfäfers Baths and the Tamina Gorge
  • Walk through the premises of the oldest baroque baths in Switzerland - the Old Baths Pfäfers
  • Learn more about the 36.5° warm thermal water that first made Pfäfers and then Bad Ragaz world famous
  • Listen to the wild power of the water in the mystical Tamina Gorge

During a guided tour you will gain exciting insights into the history of the Tamina Gorge and the Old Baths of Pfäfers. The expert guide accompanies you on a fascinating journey through the gorge and tells you about the history of the origin of the thermal spring. During the tour you will learn everything about the centuries-old bathing culture and the importance of the thermal springs for people. You will learn about the special healing power of the water and visit the baroque bathhouse that shaped the region in the 17th century.

Meeting point

In front of the entrance at Alten Bad Pfäfers
Paid parking available in Bad Ragaz (see below for more information on how to get there)

More information


  • The tour takes place in any weather condition 
  • The tour is for adults. Children can participate at reduced prices when accompanied by an adult.
  • Good footwear required. It can get wet in the gorge, we recommend appropriate clothing.
  • The tour is suitable for prams 
  • Afterwards you can visit the restaurant in the old bath Pfäfers


  • From May to October 2024 on selected dates (saturday or sunday)
  • Minimum number of participants 4 (final decision on the day before 16.00) 
  • Online and by phone: until shortly before the tour starts, if not cancelled the day before and if places are still available
  • Individual group tours on separate dates possible on request:
    Führung – Taminaschlucht (altes-bad-pfaefers.ch)

There is a general ban on driving to the Old Baths Pfäfers. Access only possible by post bus, Rössliposcht or on foot. Cars, bicycles and e-scooters are prohibited along the entire route. By car: Parking in Bad Ragaz in the multi-storey car park center and Tamina Therme/Casino, as well as Park&Rail at Bad Ragaz railway station.

By bus:
The Schluchtenbus departs every hour in 15 minutes from Bad Ragaz railway station to Alter Bad Pfäfers. Other stops are Bad Ragaz Post and Bad Ragaz Tobelbrücke. Please note the lunch break of the Schluchtenbus, see timetable.

On foot:
From Bad Ragaz you can walk on the car-free natural road along the wild and romantic Tamina in about 1 hour to the Old Bath Pfäfers. We have collected further suggestions for you here: Hiking suggestions

Any questions?
Contact us at: Heidiland Tourism, Tourist Office Bad Ragaz, 
T +41 81 300 40 20spavillage@heidiland.com

Cancellation policy

If cancelled or modified up to 12:00 on the eve of the date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled or modified later or in case of no-show, 100% of the price of the reservation will be charged.

Payment policy

The total payment of the reservation is required at the time of booking.


German, individual group tours are possible in other languages on request.


14.15 - 15.45 


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