Wispile – once reached by Funi sled

Bernese Oberland

Hardened hikers know the mountain ridge south of Gstaad: As it’s a top starting point for panoramic hikes to the highly-praised Lauenensee lake. Gondola rail takes you up to Höhi Wispile.

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Gstaad’s home mountain can well be described a family mountain: With small animals zoo, Falabella breed of horse, miniature goats and pigs, tree park adventure, tale-telling Uncle and the notorious mountain breakfasts. Not to speak of the popular cheese path with showcase cheese-making dairy, picnic and grill places with wood provided or the "Silentiumplatz" with hammocks for those who’d like some peace to hang around in!

The first "Funi" sled was underway here back 1935: Two large sleds, bound together by a rope and driven by an electric motor. And these transported as many as 100 people to the mountain per hour.

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Altitude: 1907m
Accessibility:
Train to Zweisimmen, change of transport direction Gstaad; or MOB from Montreux to Gstaad, on foot through the center of Gstaad to the Wispile-Bahn railway, gondola rail in two sections
View: Over Gstaad and Saanenland, Lauenen Valley and Diablerets massif
Attractions: Small animals zoo, cheese path, scooters from Bodme and paragliding thanks to favourable conditions
Culinary aspects: Local specialities
Overnight stays: 6 double rooms and a dormitory
Groups: Several facilities with room for up 120 people, sun terrace with seating for 230
Winter: One of Gstaad’s winter sports regions, possible toboggan rides to Gsteig
Special comments: Founder of the Funi-snow sled back in 1930 was Arnold Annen, a native of Lauenen

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