Jet set and yet down to earth – that’s Gstaad. The exclusive Swiss town is located at 1,050 m above sea level in the Bernese Oberland. It is part of the municipality of Saanen and is known for its elite boarding schools attended by pupils from rich families around the world, whose parents come to parents’ evening in their private jet. Saanen itself is also a mountain village worth visiting with its tranquil pedestrian zone and houses in the typical Swiss alpine style.
Gstaad is not far away from here. International high society has been meeting here for decades to enjoy a sense of calm and tranquillity in the heart of the Swiss mountains. The chalet-style houses have a particular charm. The car-free town centre is the perfect place to enjoy some laid-back shopping in the numerous luxury shops. Exclusive restaurants, bars and cafes on the promenade are the place to relax after shopping or also to simply “see and be seen”.
It’s never boring in Gstaad – whether it’s winter or summer. Over 1,000 events take place here every year. The most well-known events are the Swiss Open international men’s tennis tournament, FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, or the Hublot Gold Cup polo tournament. The Gstaad Menuhin Festival has been attracting classical music enthusiasts every year since 1957.
Given the many benefits that Gstaad has to offer, it’s no wonder that many well-known personalities such as Bernie Ecclestone choose to spend their holiday here. Roger Moore, Gunter Sachs, Curd Jürgens, Axel Springer, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Princess Grace of Monaco were also regular guests here.
That’s what makes Gstaad so special – despite all the luxury and class, it has remained down-to-earth and true to its alpine roots. The Gstaad locals are proud of their tradition and continue to maintain it.
There are numerous opportunities for sports enthusiasts. In winter, skiers can enjoy heliskiing and 3 ski regions with 47 lifts and 200 kilometres of slopes. There are also 46 km of cross-country ski trails and 300 km of winter hiking trails. In summer, there are countless opportunities available to hikers and mountain bikers. The numerous mountain lakes around Gstaad are the ideal place for visitors to relax in the heart of nature.
Luxury hotels for pampered guests – that’s what people have been associating with five-star hotels such as the Gstaad Palace, Le Grand Bellevue, The Alpina Gstaad, Park Gstaad or Ultima Gstaad for decades. Guests of these hotels can enjoy Swiss hospitality in the heart of the Alps.
Visit Gstaad with the Sennair VIP helicopter – we will fly you from your chosen place of departure, past impressive Alpine peaks and into the Bernese Oberland.
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