Bernese Oberland

The Bernese Oberland are the 8 regions higher than Bern. It is a traditional holiday region with perfect sports, leisure and family offers. The large triad of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau is situated in the middle of the Bernese Oberland. The train journey to the Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe (3,454 m above sea level), is a highlight for all visitors. In summer, hiking, in winter a ski paradise!

Facts: Bernese Alps: the Finsteraarhorn is the highest peak in the Bernese Oberland, Jungfrau, Mönch, Eiger, Blüemlisalp, Wyssi Frau, Morgenhorn, Wildstrubel | Bernese Alpine foothills: Schilthorn, Faulhorn, Brienzer Rothorn, Morgenberghorn

Gstaad

Lies in the western part of the Bernese Oberland. Gstaad stands for prestige, international reputation and Alpine charm, British serenity and authentic traditions. The acting legend Julie Andrews got to the heart of it: "Gstaad is the last paradise in a crazy world". Chic charm and discreet luxury with an understatement are the characteristics of the Gstaad region. Tourists and famous guests from royal families, film, art, sports and business come here every year. Style and class meet real alpine practicality. The region has 200 farms, 80 operating Alps and 7,000 cows. Gstaad is, if you will, a culinary Olympus, a haven of exquisite gastronomy. Children can have fun in Gstaad with playgrounds, a petting zoo, river rafting and fun parks. Children under nine ride for free on all mountain railways. Gstaad is completely car-free and all the houses are built in the chalet style. Exclusive boutiques, fine jewellers, small and lovely shops selling local products and restaurants can be found on the promenade.

Facts

Gstaad: 1050 m above sea level, airfield: Saanen, traffic-free holiday village, neighbouring cities: Saanen, Rougemont, Schönried, Saanenmöser, Zweisimmen, Gsteig, Lauenen

Activities on Offer

280 km of bike trails, 500 km of GPS tours, electric bike system, river rafting, climbing routes, indoor climbing walls, paragliding, golf course Gstaad-Saanen, Glacier 3000 with huskies and peak walk, skiing, 200 kilometres of winter hiking trails, gold pass to Montreux.

Events

Gstaad Menuhin Festival, Beach Volleyball Major Series, Ladies Championship, ATP Swiss Open, Hublot Polo Gold Cup, Gstaad Country Night, Sommets Musicaux concert series