Referred to as the “Last paradise in a crazy world” by British actress Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins), the Alpine region of GSTAAD consists of several well preserved villages located in valleys between 1000 and 1400m above sea level.
Mountains and glaciers rising up to 3000m provide an imposing valley backdrop to the forests, streams and lakes, creating the postcard image of Switzerland.
Conveniently positioned halfway between the Swiss German and French parts of Switzerland the region has an international flair and English is widely spoken. Tourists and visitors are greeted with the slogan “come up – slow down”.
Fat Biking has been welcomed to the region making GSTAAD the new hotspot of Snow Biking in Europe.
Winter Sports in GSTAAD include 220km of ski slopes, with Glacier3000 the only skiable glacier area in the Bernese Oberland, four Snow Parks, a Fun Slope, Free Ride and Ski Tour areas, Cross Country Ski Trails, Sled Runs, Winter Hiking Paths and Snow Shoe areas. Kids under 9 years ride all cable cars for free.
Together with a full range of hotels including some of the best in Switzerland, the region is also officially labelled as a “wellness destination”.
More than 100 restaurants offer a variety of tastes and guests are spoiled for choice, from a cosy raclette to gourmet dishes.
GSTAAD, a unique Destination.
For more information visit www.gstaad.ch
How to get here
Gstaad is located in the Canton of Berne, close to the french speaking part of Switzerland and is easily reachable by car. The driving time from Zurich Airport is 2.5 hours and 2 hours from both Basel and Geneva (both cities with international airports).
The train station is located right in the centre of Gstaad and offers frequent connections to most major Swiss cities. The rail journey from Zurich Airport takes just over 3 hours.