Gstaad

Bernese Oberland

Promenade / Wispile

Promenade / Wispile

Glacier 3000 / Alpine Coaster

Glacier 3000 / Alpine Coaster

Hotel Bernerhof Gstaad

Hotel Bernerhof Gstaad

Promenade Gstaad

Promenade Gstaad

Gstaad Palace, Switzerland

Gstaad Palace, Switzerland

Glacier 3000 / Ski de fond

Glacier 3000 / Ski de fond

Flugplatz Zweisimmen

Flugplatz Zweisimmen

Flugplatz

Flugplatz

SEEbar am Forellensee CH-3770 Zweisimmen

SEEbar am Forellensee CH-3770 Zweisimmen

Saanerslochgrat

Saanerslochgrat

Lenk-Betelberg, Bergstation Wallegg

Lenk-Betelberg, Bergstation Wallegg

Lenk im Simmental - Mülkerblatten

Lenk im Simmental - Mülkerblatten

Glacier 3000 - Monsterpark

Glacier 3000 - Monsterpark

Oldenhorn Glacier 3000

Oldenhorn Glacier 3000

Airport Saanen LSGK west

Airport Saanen LSGK west

Airport Saanen LSGK ost

Airport Saanen LSGK ost

Schönried - Bergstation Rellerli

Schönried - Bergstation Rellerli

Horneggli Schönried

Horneggli Schönried

Saanenmöser - Saanerslochgrat

Saanenmöser - Saanerslochgrat

Berghotel Sparenmoos

Berghotel Sparenmoos

Gondelbahn Zweisimmen - Rinderberg

Gondelbahn Zweisimmen - Rinderberg

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 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 fifteen 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.
  • Suufsunntig – traditional Alpine festivals in July and August on various regional mountains. Focal point is the crowning of a champion cow

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).
  • FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour – 1to1 energy Grand Slam Gstaad - volleyball admidst impressive scenery (July).
  • Crédit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad - international ATP Tennis Tournament with elite players (July).
  • Davidoff Saveurs Gstaad – celebration of authentic flavours from kitchen, cellar and humidor (July).
  • Menuhin Festival Gstaad – 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).
  • Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad – intimate festival of classical music in spring (February/March).
  • SBB RailAway leisure shop

    Combined offer: journey using public transport and leisure offer (also for existing tickets) to Gstaad

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