Cuisine, wellness and sports – the mountain village is a true all-rounder
Gstaad skilfully combines tradition, modernity and style. The car-free centre of the village is the perfect place to eat, shop and indulge.
The first thing you will notice when you arrive in Gstaad are the lush meadows, the gentle hills and the snow-capped mountain peaks. Located at 1050 m above sea level, the village of Gstaad is the magnet of the region and is proud of its diverse traditions. This holiday destination is home to 200 working farms, 80 alps still in operation and approximately 7000 cows. A visit to one of the farms is always worthwhile. Visitors can immerse themselves in the traditions of Gstaad. The car-free centre of the village hosts various restaurants, boutiques, hotels and bars. The culinary offerings in Gstaad leave nothing to be desired: more than 100 restaurants prepare delicacies, from hearty to delicious, from creative to regional or international. Cheese lovers will be particularly pleased as they can enjoy a fondue surrounded by alpine nature. With a day’s notice, they can rent a fondue backpack from the various dairies.
A paradise for sports fans
A network of around 300 km of signalled hiking trails awaits visitors in summer. In winter, Gstaad attracts visitors with its 220 km of enjoyable slopes, countless cross-country skiing trails and winter hiking trails. Gstaad is known as a true insider tip among racing cyclists. The holiday destination offers a varied choice of tours surrounded by an alpine landscape. The sports highlights in July are the Beach Volleyball Major Series – Swatch Major Gstaad as well as the famous tennis tournaments Ladies Championship Gstaad and Swiss Open Gstaad.