Gstaad

Bernese Oberland

Gstaad: Promenade - Wispile

Gstaad: Promenade - Wispile

Schönried: Horneggli

Schönried: Horneggli

Schönried: Rellerli - Hugeli

Schönried: Rellerli - Hugeli

Schönried: Rellerli - Rinderberg

Schönried: Rellerli - Rinderberg

Schönried: Rellerli

Schönried: Rellerli

Schönried: Rellerli - Romandie

Schönried: Rellerli - Romandie

Saanenmöser: Saanerslochgrat - Pisten

Saanenmöser: Saanerslochgrat - Pisten

Saanenmöser: Saanerslochgrat - Iglu

Saanenmöser: Saanerslochgrat - Iglu

Saanenmöser: Saanerslochgrat - BMW

Saanenmöser: Saanerslochgrat - BMW

Saanenmöser: Saanerslochgrat - Chaltebrunnen

Saanenmöser: Saanerslochgrat - Chaltebrunnen

Zweisimmen: Rinderberg Mittelstation

Zweisimmen: Rinderberg Mittelstation

Reusch: Oldenhorn - Glacier 3000

Reusch: Oldenhorn - Glacier 3000

Les Diablerets: Peak Walk - Glacier 3000

Les Diablerets: Peak Walk - Glacier 3000

Reusch: Quille du Diable - Glacier 3000

Reusch: Quille du Diable - Glacier 3000

Gstaad: Alpine Coaster - Glacier 3000

Gstaad: Alpine Coaster - Glacier 3000

Gstaad: Glacier 3000

Gstaad: Glacier 3000

The Gstaad-Saanenland holiday region in the Bernese Oberland is popular with a charming mix of visitors: while the chalet village of Gstaad attracts countless stars and starlets the smaller neighbouring villages offer attractive options for families with children.

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In the past years the centre of Gstaad has developed into the most popular and shortest shopping street in Switzerland. With its top hotels, gourmet restaurants, luxury chalets and nearby Saanen airport, the car-free resort of Gstaad is a popular destination for international celebrities.

With the neighbouring resorts of Saanen, Schönried, Saanenmöser, Zweisimmen, Gsteig, Lauenen, Feutersoey, Turbach and Abländschen, the Saanenland as a whole however offers a considerably broader spectrum: the nature preserve by idyllic Lake Lauenen with its waterfalls and high moors, the narrow streets in the historic village centre of Saanen, the advantageous situation of Schönried and Saanenmöser for winter sports enthusiasts and the peacefulness of the idyllic mountain village of Abländschen are examples of an extremely diverse holiday region.

The Saanenland ski and hiking arena with 53 transport facilities has been given the name «Gstaad Mountain Rides». It is accessible from several villages by link transport facilities. The Montreux-Oberland-Railways (MOB) and buses connect Gstaad with base stations in Saanenmöser, Schönried, Zweisimmen, Gsteig, Reusch, Lauenen, Rougemont, Col-du-Pillon and Château-d'Oex in the French-speaking neighbouring region of Pays d'Enhaut.

Summer

The wide-open countryside of the Saanenland offers a versatile and and diverse sports programme: hiking (trail network of over 300 km), mountain biking, paragliding and golf. On the River Saane there are opportunities for mountain torrent and canoo adventures. Summer cross-country skiing is possible in the «Glacier 3000» ski region. The summer toboggan run in Schönried, a via ferrata and the Lake Lauenen nature paradise are ideal excursion destinations for families.

Highlights

  • Gourmet restaurants – the gourmet’s paradise of Gstaad has no fewer than 18 renowned restaurants, including the Restaurant Chesery which has been awarded 18 Gault Millau points.
  • Lake Lauenen – idyllic mountain lake you simply have to take a dip in and excursion destination with a restaurant for mountain bikers and walkers.
  • Scooter fun – Wispile-Gstaad or Sparenmoos-Zweisimmen offer fast descents on special scooters.
  • «Golden Pass» panorama railway – journey from Montreux on Lake Geneva via Gstaad to Lake Thun and from there on to Lucerne in Central Switzerland.

Top Events

  • International Balloon Festival in Châteux-d'Oex – most important Alpine balloon event with about 90 hot-air balloons in a variety of shapes and colours (January).
  • Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad – intimate festival of classical music in spring (February/March).
  • Ride on Music on the ski slopes of Schönried and Saanenmnöser – a three-day music festival (March).
  • Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series – Gstaad Major 2015 – volleyball admidst impressive scenery (July).
  • Swiss Open Gstaad – international ATP Tennis Tournament with elite players (July).
  • Davidoff Saveurs Gstaad – celebration of authentic flavours from kitchen, cellar and humidor (July).
  • Suufsunntig – traditional Alpine festivals in July and August on various regional mountains. Focal point is the crowning of a champion cow (July and August).
  • Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy – summer music festival in honour of the great violinist and conductor (July – September).
  • Hublot Polo Gold Cup Gstaad – international teams riding fiery Arab horses fight for victory (August).
  • Country Night Gstaad – leading country event encompassing a wide musical spectrum (September).

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