11 reasons to travel to Heidi's homeland

Must see highlights in the holiday region Heidiland

Blick über den Walensee zu den mächtigen Churfirsten

Walensee and Churfirsten mountains

Southern fjord, majestic mountain peaks

Lake Walen lies at the foot of the imposing Churfirsten and is considered one of the cleanest lakes in Switzerland. The popular excursion destination Quinten on the steep northern shore of the lake can only be reached on foot via hiking trails or by boat. Thanks to a mild microclimate, kiwis and figs grow here. On the way from Weesen to Quinten you pass the Seerenbach Falls, which are among the highest waterfalls in Switzerland.

René Wildhaber vor der Churfirsten-Kulisse

Biker mountain Flumserberg

A mountain for bikers

Bikers get their money's worth at Flumserberg. Lots of fun for experts, ideal for beginners and families: 13 kilometres of easy and medium-difficult bike trails with magnificent views invite you to smooth descents.

Fuenf-Seen-Wanderung Pizol

Hiking paradise Pizol

Five lakes and over 100 kilometres of hiking trails

It has long been a Swiss hiking classic: the 5-lake hike along the Pizol has inspired generations. With views as far as Lake Constance and numerous offers on the mountain, the Pizol is also a popular destination for summer excursions.

Heidi und Peter

Maienfeld: Heidi's homeland

At the original location of the Heidi story

The natural scenery of the holiday region Heidiland has inspired author Johanna Spyri to write her world bestseller "Heidi". After numerous stays in the neighbouring health resort of Bad Ragaz, she settled her famous story of the Swiss girl from the mountains in Maienfeld. You can still experience the Heidi myth in Maienfeld today. For example in the Original Heidi Village, which attracts around 150,000 visitors a year and is constantly expanding its range.

World health resort

Bathing in 36,5° warm thermal water

Bad Ragaz's rise to become a world spa began in 1840, when the 36.5° warm thermal water of the Tamina spring was piped into the village for the first time from the gorge four kilometers away. Subsequently, famous personalities such as Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Mann and Victor Hugo paid their respects to the former farming village. Today, Bad Ragaz is a modern health resort with numerous leisure and health facilities and regularly attracts visitors with events such as the sculpture exhibition "Bad RagARTz" or the "Light Ragaz".

Alpenfaltung UNESCO Tektonikarena Sardona

UNESCO World Heritage Site Tectonic Arena Sardona

Where Africa meets Europe

The formation of the Alps is nowhere more impressively visible in the terrain than around Piz Sardona in the border region of the cantons of St. Gallen, Graubünden and Glarus. World-wide unique traces testify here of the enormous forces of nature during the collision of the continents Africa and Europe. Theme trails and observation platforms make it possible to experience the phenomenon off-road.

Aelplibahn Malans

Small lifts, great panoramas

High up in the holiday region Heidiland

The Malanser Älplibahn is the smallest mountain railway in Graubünden and is operated exclusively by volunteers. Like the Älplibahn, the mountain railway Palfries is a former military cable car that was converted for civilian purposes. It opens up the plateau of the same name from the valley floor. In the Tamina valley you can also find a small but fine cable car with the mountain railway Vättnerberg.

Familie auf dem Sagenerlebnisweg

Family experiences

Fun for the whole family

Tobogganing and climbing at Flumserberg, following in Heidi's footsteps in Maienfeld and Pizol, on a treasure hunt on Lake Walen: in the holiday region Heidiland fun awaits the whole family. We bet, that on one of the many theme trails, even the smallest hikers will suddenly mutate into long-distance runners?

2 ski areas, 108 km of slopes

Skiing at Flumserberg and Pizol

Flumserberg with its 65 km of slopes is the largest ski area between Zurich and Chur, the Pizol has 43 km of slopes and is popular with families. Both ski areas are well connected, the Flumserberg is even connected to the train via Unterterzen and can be reached directly from Zurich main station.

Landquart Fashion Outlet

Adventure shopping in the Grisons chalet village

In the Landquart Fashion Outlet, visitors shop in the open air with a clear view of the surrounding mountains. The shopping village resembles a chalet village in Graubünden. 160 international and national designer, sports, outdoor and fashion brands offer last year's and sample collections at a permanent 30 to 70 percent discount.

220 GaultMillau points

Dining like in the big city

The holiday region Heidiland has a density of top caterers that is otherwise only known from cities. A total of 15 companies with a total of 220 points are described in the current GaultMillau Guide. Flagships are the "Schlüssel" in Mels and the "memories" as well as the "Igniv" in the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz.