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GEOTour Garmil – Station 8

GEOTour Garmil – Station 8
A personal guide will guide you on the popular Garmil high-altitude hike and give you interesting details about the geology along the way via smartphone.


The mountains on the Pizol also include the legends, especially those that revolve around the theme of rocks. The locals mainly talk about the Venetians. Explorers from the lagoon city of Venice were looking for gold and silver. They hiked the side valleys and the area around the Grey Horns in sarganserland. They knew exactly in which rock faces, caves and gorges they had to place their krüglein in order to be able to pick it up the next day filled to the brim with gold. Their ability to locate gold and silver was supported by a "mountain mirror", similar to a binoculars. With this they were able to look a few meters deep into the mountain. The locals, especially the alpine shepherds who hosted them, were often very skeptical of the Venetians. Not without reason. The Venetians gave buchenlaub as a thank you for the accommodation. Without knowledge, the alpine shepherds usually threw them away much too early. But those who had the necessary patience turned their foliage into gold. If you are more interested in the topic "Legends from the Sarganserland", the works of the legend collector Alois Senti are recommended.


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Public Transport

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.

Motorhome pitch

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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