Switzerland is well-known for its luxurious spas and hotels, but the Grand Resort in the resort town of Bad Ragaz stands out from among the rest, thanks to the absolutely awesome natural gorge that’s getting a trippy art installation that’s going to project patterns and colors of light onto its walls. The walls of the Tamina Therme reach 262 feet tall, and the state-of-the-art 3D light projections create a pretty wild experience that will make you feel fully immersed in the story. It will actually be the world’s largest natural projection screen.
Details of the gorge’s crazy history add another layer to the display. Local monks in the 13th century didn’t know that the gorge was filled with geothermal water, and were convinced that the steam rising from it was thanks to a dragon… or that it was an entrance to hell. Of course, once a brave monk did some exploring, it was discovered that the naturally-heated water in the gorge was the source of the mist. In the 16th century, famed Swiss doctor/naturalist realized Tamina Therme’s value as a place of healing, and it’s served as a spa ever since. Friedrich Nietzsche and Thomas Edison are among those who have sought to relax here.
The show will go on every evening starting at 6pm, and will run through September. It’s available to everyone, not just those staying at the Grand Hotel. The show, which is inspired by the naturally healing spring water and the power of the elements is definitely an appropriate tribute to the mystical gorge and its place in the town’s history.