at Tamina Thermal Baths Bad Ragaz
Spa Day At Tamina Thermal Spa Bad Ragaz
Fancy a day out at a spa not too far from Zurich and with fabulous views of the mountains to boot? Why not take a short trip to Bad Ragaz, just over an hour’s drive from the city? It’s also easily accessible by public transport with direct trains from Hauptbahnhof and a short trip on a bus. On arrival follow the signs to the Casino and the public car park is located in this block.
Art Deco Inspired Building
The building itself is a beautiful, art deco inspired construction with large oval “windows” with views onto the mountains in the distance.
Cashless Entry Via Electronic Bracelet
Once you arrive at reception you are given an electronic bracelet and everything here is cashless which makes it so easy and much more relaxing. There is a chip in the bracelet which records your entry time and anything you purchase, drinks, food etc is just added to the bracelet as if by magic. You pay for the length of your stay – but it is quite reasonable by Swiss standards (see the tariffs in the link below).
Changing Room With Lockers The Upstairs to Showers and Spa
After finding a free locker, you can change in a cubicle nearby, lock your stuff electronically in the locker with the bracelet (no money required) and head upstairs to the main spa area. After a shower you are ready to try out the various spa pools.
There is an outdoor pool as well as a choice of indoor pools, each at different temperatures raining from 17 degrees (basically a plunge pool) all the way through to 39 degrees!
There is also complimentary thermal water if you fancy a drink. It’s room temperature and if you’ve ever tried the spa water at somewhere like Bath in England, I’d say this one compares very favourably!
Water Jet Stations In The Main Pool
The main indoor pool (photo above) has a large selection of jets – but there is a system here! You stay at each of the jet stations for a set period of time until a flashing arrow tells you to move to the next one. It means you get to try them all out and then beyond this line of “set” stations there are a further set of waterfalls and jets at which you can stay as long as you like. We went for a 4 hour session at the spa and during this time we were able to try out all the jets and all the pools.
The water itself is beautiful health-giving spa water and the whole area is relaxing both in the way it looks and the ambiance it portrays. There is a focus on health and wellbeing here and in addition to the pools you can use the warm “relaxation room” upstairs, or at extra cost have a sleep in the “sleep pod”, or use the sauna or book a massage. After trying out all the pools don’t forget to go outside to the “piece de resistance”, the outdoor pool set amongst the rocks with various jets as well as an outdoor jacuzzi.
Café / Restaurants at the Spa
There’s a good choice of hot and cold food including a selection of salads and drinks at both the spa cafes and after lunch we headed back feeling totally relaxed and refreshed. It’s a great place visit and in the Winter Season you could also combine it with a day’s skiing at Pizol for an ultimate day in the Bad Ragaz area! More information (in German) here.
The Tamina Thermal Spa at Bad Ragaz really is a magical place. If you visit we hope you have as much fun as we did!
Some Tips When Visiting Tamina Thermal Spa :
- Take along your own flip flops to walk around in
- Take along a towelling bath robe to relax in
- Take a bath towel to dry yourself after your shower.
- Don’t forget your shower gel and shampoo and conditioner!
- The earlier you eat lunch the greater the selection of food available!
- Don’t forget your debit or credit card!
Bad Ragaz is open all year round – above this photo from late Spring with my mum enjoying the sunshine
For more information please visit the Bad Ragaz Tamina thermal spa website.
If you’d like to find a spa in Zurich please see our list of Zurich Spas and Hammams here.
With photos by Christina and some photos courtesy of Tamina Spa Bad Ragaz
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