Embark on an extraordinary journey to the Tamina Gorge, a natural wonder sculpted by the relentless force of the Tamina River over 15,000 years. This awe-inspiring gorge, stretching about 750 meters in length and plunging to depths of 70 meters, is a testament to the enduring power of nature. Located near the historic Old Bad Pfäfers, the gorge presents a unique blend of natural beauty and historical significance.
As you approach the Old Bad Pfäfers, the gorge reveals its grandeur, widening enough to accommodate a single-lane road that runs alongside the Tamina River for the last four kilometers. This road, connecting Bad Ragaz with the Old Bad Pfäfers, offers a scenic drive through a landscape carved by time and the elements.
A few meters from the Old Bad Pfäfers lies the entrance to the mystical Tamina Gorge. Here, visitors can witness the raw power of water firsthand. The gorge path, carefully carved out of the eastern rock face, is a marvel of human engineering and respect for nature. A solid railing provides support and safety, allowing guests to admire the untamed Tamina River up close. The highlight of this path is a tunnel, constructed in 1987, which guides visitors safely through the rock's interior. Along this path, you'll encounter a small thermal water fountain, with its water at a constant 36.5°C, leading to the enchanting spring water grotto.
Before or after exploring the gorge, guests are welcomed by the oldest baroque spa building in Switzerland, a symbol of hospitality set in a wildly romantic location. This historical spa building invites visitors to reflect on the journey through the gorge and the centuries of history embedded within its walls.
The Tamina Gorge is not just a destination; it's an immersive experience that connects visitors with the primal forces of nature and the rich tapestry of Swiss history. It's a must-visit for those seeking to explore the depths of nature's artistry and the echoes of the past.