Gstaad is a small village in the German-speaking Canton of Bern in south-western Switzerland, which combines prestige and Alpine authenticity within the stunning landscape.
Right in the heart of Bernese Oberland is situated the valley of Gstaad, one of the Swiss exciting destinations to visit.
Gstaad ski resort is a well-known destination among international celebrities. It is famous mostly for its luxury hotels, gourmet restaurants, outstanding Swiss chalets and nearby Saanen airport that make you feel the touch of glamour and luxury. However, at the same time, you will notice how proudly are the traditions kept.
During winter, Gstaad is a very popular ski resort but in the summer it is almost shutting down, except for the tourists who come to take a look at the mountains.
Gstaad reached its current fame of luxurious resort with the help of its prominent visitors and guests, such as Louis Armstrong, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren and Roger Moore. Until now, it remains a favourite destination for many celebrities like John Travolta, Roman Polanski, Ursula Andress, Roger Federer and many others.
Gstaad is also famous for its international schools like L'Institut le Rosey and John F. Kennedy School, which put another stone to the fame of this amazing destination by making it a prestigious educational center as well.
Gstaad offers to its visitors, plenty of leisure and outdoor activities amidst the unspoiled Alpine landscapes.
Among the well-preserved traditions that the locals are proudly mentioning is the manufacturing, which lets Gstaad keep its significant role in the neighbouring regions. The cattle breeding, milk and meat production are the three major manufacturing branches. If you would like to get acquainted with them, then you can turn to local farmers for a unique Alpine tour during your travel to Gstaad.
Festivals are other events that make this destination an extremely diverse holiday resort. Every year Gstaad attests thousands of cultural and sporting occasions.
Among the favourite and most well-known festivals are Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad - for those fund of classical music. Country Night Gstaad is for young and old people, who are fond of Christmas hassle and bustle with renowned celebrities. Other famous events are the International Hot Air Balloon Festival, which will help to discover the country from high above in the sky, and Hublot Polo Gold Cup tournament.
Visiting these events together with other sightseeing can become the best trip in Gstaad.
Thus, AlpExcursion is always at your disposal to organize your private transfer mixed with exquisite scenic views to Gstaad - one of the best places in Switzerland.
Here are some highlights that will surely catch your interest during your stay in Gstaad:
- Lake Lauenen.
- Wispile Mountain Gstaad - The best place for hikers.
- A tasty meal at the renowned Chesery Restaurant.
- Country: Switzerland
- Canton: Bern (BE)
- Altitude: 1050m - 1600m
- Speaking Languages: French, German
- Geneva Airport