Canton Berne

Gstaad in the Bernese Oberland attracts a charming mix of visitors: while the chalet village of Gstaad welcomes famous guests, the smaller neighbouring villages offer attractive options for families with children. In recent years, the centre of Gstaad has developed into the most popular and shortest “shopping mile” in Switzerland.

About Gstaad

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 destination.

The Gstaad winter sports region has 47 railway facilities. 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.


In winter, 200km of ski runs at altitudes of up to 3000 meters above sea level await skiers and snowboard riders. Several snow parks and numerous toboggan runs as well as 42km of trails for classic- and skating-style cross-country skiing are at the disposal of visitors. For walkers there are about 185km of winter walking trails. Among the rather more unusual activities on offer there is Bavarian curling in the center of Gstaad and glacier- and heli-skiing.

Winter in the smaller resorts in the region, such as Lauenen, means peace and pleasure on long winter walks, while cross-country skiing or taking a ride in a horse-drawn sleigh.


The wide-open countryside of the Saanenland offers a versatile and and diverse sports program: 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.

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Preferred hotels

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The Alpina Gstaad

An exclusive resort set on a hillside, the hotel overlooks a Swiss ski village filled with classic chalets. Gstaad’s pristine valley is surrounded by spectacular Alpine views.

At The Alpina Gstaad, each of the 56 rooms and suites uniquely embody Swiss authenticity and sophistication. Housed right at the heart of The Alpina Gstaad, the Six Senses Spa is a true sanctuary of peace and well-being, to be enjoyed by guests and locals alike. Inspired by Asian traditions and drawing its energy from the Alpine heart of the Bernese Oberland, this unique oasis of serenity offers world-renowned treatments designed to indulge the senses.

The indoor and outdoor pools located in the protective setting of The Alpina Gstaad and the unique treatments developed by our skilled practitioners round off a plethora of spa services that are renowned far beyond the borders of Switzerland.

The Alpina Gstaad’s Executive Chef, Michelin-starred Marcus G. Lindner expertly orchestrates The Alpina Gstaad’s culinary offerings – from the surprising and inventive cuisine of Japanese restaurant MEGU, to the gourmet dishes served at the Sommet restaurant, to the authentic local fare and cosy ambience of the Swiss Stübli.

Le Grand Bellevue

Le Grand Bellevue is situated in the upscale resort town of Gstaad, Switzerland. Accommodation consists of a variety of guest rooms and suites, each equipped with a flat-screen TV, in-room safe, a Nespresso machine, a minibar and an en-suite bathroom. Guests can enjoy delicious meals at any of the on-site restaurants. Other amenities offered are internet access, bars, a spa, a sauna, an outdoor relaxation pool, a fitness centre, a cinema, a tennis court and a beauty salon.

Gstaad Palace

Gstaad Palace is a luxury hotel located in Switzerland. The hotel offers 90 rooms and suites, each tastefully decorated with a unique style. Guests can enjoy a variety of delicious meals with an array of on-site restaurants. Gstaad Palace also features bars, a swimming pool, tennis court, a spa and a few shops.

Ultima Gstaad

This is undoubtedly one of the finest properties in Switzerland. Located in the desirable Gstaad resort, Ultima’s multi-award-winning hotel is known for its 5-star superior service and outstanding wellness and ski facilities. This is a year-round location for winter sports, hiking and shopping.

Here, traditional Swiss architecture is entwined with the modern comforts of today’s world. There are three wooden chalets of 11 suites, six private residences, a restaurant and two inviting bars. Plus, there’s a leading Swiss clinic and spa for recharging to full.

Each space is exquisitely crafted for snug evenings after a day of skiing in the mountains. Think steam fireplaces (child and dog friendly), lavish bathrooms and dark, swirling marble from floor to ceiling, and balconies with breathtaking and inescapable views of Alps.

Put your comfort and health in the hands of world-leading medical professionals at Ultima Gstaad’s leading Swiss clinic and spa. You will find unmatched technologies, techniques and standards in these luxuriously curated havens of white and black marble.

At the Aesthetic Clinic, we offer treatments such as detoxes, check-ups, botox, laser, and DNA tests — to name a few. And at Ultima Spa, which has partnered with Swiss Perfection, a leading brand known for its anti-ageing therapies and treatments, there are tailored solutions to meet every guest’s needs.

Park Gstaad

Park Gstaad is nestled amid the Swiss Alps in Gstaad. The surrounding area offers activities including ice-kart racing, dog sled rides and skiing in the winter, with summer activities including cycling, horseback riding and climbing to mention but a few.

The hotel offers chalets, suites, and rooms, with all options including a balcony or terrace which provide breath-taking views of the surroundings. A spacious living area with TV entertainment, a dining area, and aromatherapeutic bathroom amenities are also included in each room.

The hotel offers a variety of on-site restaurants, each with its own unique cuisine and atmosphere. The property features its own golf course, with a 1000 square meter spa providing tranquility with an indoor saltwater pool, Jacuzzi, saunas, Turkish baths, and a gym.

Unique experiences

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Glacier 3,000
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La Maison du Gruyère
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Maison Cailler
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Adrian the Goatherd
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When to go

Switzerland has a moderate climate and four distinct seasons, making it an attractive year-round travel destination.

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