Tamina Gorge and the old bath house of Pfäfers – UNESCO-Welterbe Tektonikarena Sardona

Tamina Gorge and the old bath house of Pfäfers

The water has eagerly gnawed through the soft rock at the bottom of the former glacier, creating the picturesque Tamina Gorge. The thermal water warmed up in the mountain was already harnessed in Switzerland’s oldest baroque spa building.

A bathing culture developed here early on. The old bath buildings always generate awe and amazement, as they suddenly appear in the narrow gorge when you walk through it. They are the oldest baroque spa buildings in Switzerland.

Museum in the old bath house of Pfäfers

This baroque bath complex was built in the early 18th century and gently restored from 1983 to 1995. A museum on the history of the Pfäfers monastery, founded in 740, and the Pfäfers bath was established. It also houses models for the difficult development of the gorge access routes and a memorial for the natural scientist and philosopher Paracelsus. Exhibitions and concerts are held in the historic building.

Opening hours/accessibility

May to October, open daily or on request.
On foot or with the gorge bus from Bad Ragaz railway station or village centre. Horse-drawn carriage rides on request.
Please note opening hours of the Quellenschlucht gorge, that goes further into the gorge.


36 degree Celsius hot water source, Paracelsus memorial, bath museum, monastery museum, bath chapel.
Catering business, simple to princely cuisine for individual guests and parties up to 180 people. Evening events are also possible on request for groups.

Guided tours/costs

Maximum group size: 30 people; several guided tours are possible at the same time.
Price per guided tour Fr. 70.- (flat rate), plus admission to the Tamina-Therme Fr. 5.- per person (group price Fr. 4.- per person).
Phone 081 302 71 61


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