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GEOTour Garmil – Station 2
GEOTour Garmil – Station 2
Pizolstrasse, 7323 Wangs
We are still at the beginning of the hike, and already there are interesting details about the geology to discover. If we look to the right, we see a layer of light limestone lying over a dark limestone. But before we go into detail, it is helpful to learn a few facts about the formation of the Alps: About 200 million years ago, the supercontinent Pangaea broke apart into different plates. When the African and Eurasian plates moved away from each other about 175 million years ago, the primordial Mediterranean, also called Thetys, formed between them. Limestone and clay layers were deposited on the ground and solidified into rock. About 100 million years ago, however, a dramatic change began. The African plate began to move north towards Europe again. As a result, the rock was pushed together strongly, broke, folded and was pushed on top of each other.
With our new acoustic hiking guide you will learn interesting facts about geology on the Garmil High Trail. The audio guide is accessible free of charge. In order for the content to be displayed, the "Audio guide" function must be activated in the three-dot menu on the map (bottom right).
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Note the operating hours of the Pizolbahnen.
The Pizol area can be reached quickly and easily by public transport: from Zurich and St. Gallen in one hour to Sargans or Bad Ragaz, from Chur in 15 minutes. From the stations of Sargans and Bad Ragaz, buses run in a few minutes to the valley stations of the Pizolbahnen.
The two valley stations are only 5 minutes away from the motorway exit and can also be reached in winter without snow chains or other aids. Ideal accessibility via the A3 (Zurich-Chur) and the A13 (Bodensee-Sargans-Chur). For the valley station Wangs take the exit Sargans and for the valley station Bad Ragaz the exit Bad Ragaz Nord. The valley stations are well marked from the motorway exit.
Destination input for the navigation system:
Bad Ragaz valley station: Loisstrasse, Bad Ragaz
Wangs valley station: Pizolstrasse, Wangs
There are plenty of parking spaces available for our guests at both valley stations. For people with a disability, 2 parking spaces are reserved at the Wangs valley station and 8 parking spaces at the Bad Ragaz valley station. In Bad Ragaz we also have two SAK charging stations for electric cars. At the Wangs car park, EW Vilters-Wangs provides four charging stations for electric cars. At both valley stations, parking costs a flat rate of CHF 5.00 per day (free of charge for 45 minutes). For overnight guests at the Pizol, the parking fee will be reduced to CHF 3.00 per day from the 3rd night. In the parking lot in Bad Ragaz you will receive a ticket at the entrance at the barrier, which you can pay before the exit at the ticket machine (only card payment) or at the ticket office. In the parking lot in Wangs you buy your parking ticket at the parking machine, which must be stored behind the windshield clearly visible. You can also easily pay the parking fee with the EasyPark app.
At our valley station in Bad Ragaz we offer public motorhome pitches in a quiet yet central location during the summer season.Thanks to the fields that line the square and the forest in the background, you can enjoy your peace and a nature experience with a fantastic view of the surrounding mountains. The pitch is the ideal starting point for excursions in the region and of course the Pizol area. Bad Ragaz can be reached both by car and by postbus in just 5 minutes. The pitch can be used for a maximum of 2 consecutive nights (CHF 19.00 per night and vehicle excl. tourist tax). Overnight guests on the pitch benefit from a 20% discount on selected mountain railway tickets (not cumulative with other discounts). Toilets, fresh water, snack vending machines, Wi-Fi and faecal toilet are available. ==References====External links== Open from the beginning of May to the end of October, only during the summer season of the Pizolbahnen.
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