Canton Grison (Heidiland)

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.

About Maienfeld

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.


The two central ski resorts of Flumserberg and Pizol, the smaller of the two, offer great variety on their 105 kilometers of piste fun and 18 kilometers of Nordic tracks. Both destinations offer snowboard parks as well as toboggan runs. A visit to the Tamina Therme in Bad Ragaz is restorative and relaxing.


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.

Our personal highlights

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Preferred hotels

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Grand Resort Bad Ragaz

The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is just four miles from the Tamina Gorge, where the physician and alchemist Paracelsus documented the healing powers of the Bad Ragaz spring water in the 16th century. The Grand Resort comprises of two hotels, the Grand Hotel Quellenhof & Spa Suites and the Grand Hotel Hof Ragaz. It continues the tradition of health and wellness with it’s 12800 square meter spa. The sprawling complex features ten spring water filled indoor and outdoor pools, three saunas and steam bath zones, Asian treatment suites and a private spa.

Unique experiences

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Balik Farm
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Glacier Aperitif
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Läderach Chocolate Adventures
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Alpstein hike
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When to go

Switzerland has a moderate climate and four distinct seasons, making it an attractive year-round travel destination.

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