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Bad Ragaz is located in the St. Gallen Rhine Valley at the foot of the Pizol and has a long tradition of being a health spa. Today it is a wellness resort with top-class hotels, thermal baths and golf courses.The warm (37°C) healing waters which bubble up from inside the mountain in the deep and mysterious Tamina Gorge in nearby Pfäfers, make it a perfect spa destination known for its healing waters. From the middle of the 13th century pilgrims journeyed to the Abbey of Pfäfers near Bad Ragaz, where the Tamina Valley opens into the Rhine Valley to bathe in the thermal waters. In 1535 the doctor and philosopher, Paracelsus, became the first doctor in Bad Pfäfers and testified to the healing powers of the thermal springs. Thus began the age of spa tourism. In 1716 the earliest baroque bathhouse in Switzerland was built below the Benedictine Monastery in Pfäfers. Bad Ragaz is also well known for its ski slopes. This Ski Resort has direct access to 52km of downhill skiing, with 14 individual pistes, served by 8 ski lifts. With skiing above 2000 meters, snow cover is generally reliable.
The nearest major airport is St.Gallen-Altenrhein Airport. This airport is 68 km from the center of Bad Ragaz. Another major airport is Bodensee Airport, Friedrichshafen, which is 103 km from Bad Ragaz. The resort can be reached from numerous other domestic as well as international airports - for example Zurich, Memmingen, Innsbruck and Bern.
There are public transport options to get to Bad Ragaz and the most convenient one is the train. The most convenient way is coming Zurich - no changes are necessary, just hop on a train and in an hour you will be in Bad Ragaz. From St.Gallen-Altenrhein Airport take a train to Rorschach and then change to the train to Bad Ragaz. The journey takes about two hours. Both Bern and Innsbruck travel times are about two and a half hours going by train. Although Bodensee Airport is relatively close going by public transportation may be complicated. There will be multiple changes necessary and it may take up to five hours to get to Bad Ragaz.
While some people do use the public transport modes like the trains connecting Bad Ragaz from Zurich, getting from other airports may be time consuming. You are much better off booking an airport transfer from one the several airports where you land. You will benefit from a shorter journey time and a direct route. You also get the added bonus of travelling in comfort, and of a guaranteed journey that is pre-booked.