Gstaad: Elegantly Charming and Luxurious, Offering a Calm, Discreet and Very Alpine Environment.
Gstaad is located in Saanenland in the Canton of Bern. It stands at 1050m above sea level and is surrounded by nine other villages (Saanen, Schönried, Saanenmöser, Zweisimmen, Gsteig, Lauenen, Feutersoey, Turbach and Abländschen).
Did you know?
Gstaad (located in the Saanenland, Bern canton) is not shy despite its small size and population (3200 inhabitants). How could it be? Gstaad can be compared to St Tropez or the Hamptons, as over the years it has been linked with numerous famous people who enjoy spending time or living there permanently. It has a reputation for discretion and therefore makes it possible for these people to enjoy themselves without the risk of having the media and paparazzi following them.
It was in 1905 when the first rail links were created that Gstaad became connected with the rest of the world. Hotels began to appear there and the first tourist information offices opened. In 1913, the famous jewel of Gstaad’s architecture, the “Palace”, opened its doors and remains, to date, one of the landmarks of the resort.
Gstaad offers 220km of slopes up to an altitude of 3000m above sea level, for skiers, snowboarders and walkers to choose from. The downtown area, which has been a pedestrian area since 1998, is accessible to and from the other villages by a very effective bus service.
What to do?
A very trendy destination, Gstaad offers a year-round programme with possibilities to please people who not only enjoy mountain activities but also a variety of other forms of entertainment such as musical concerts (Gstaad Music Summits), shopping, spas, restaurants, clubs and family activities.
The sites www.myswitzerland.com
permanently display the activities programme in Gstaad and the nearby villages as well as the bus connections and other forms of transport, as well as many other useful tips.
Not everyone can stay at the Gstaad Palace, but within the nine nearby villages you will be able to find the right accommodation to match your and your family’s needs and budgets.
For more information, you can visit the sites mentioned above, where you will be able to find several options for accommodation, the resort’s agenda and the snow conditions in winter.
How to get there?
GMC Limousines offer direct transfers from Geneva Airport to the Glaciar 3000 domain, particularly Gstaad or any of its 9 nearby villages. The trip – roughly 150km from Geneva Airport - takes less than 2 hours in one of their chauffeured limousines, always ready and prepared to face the snowy mountain roads. GMC chauffeurs are multilingual and will make your journey an easy and comfortable experience, taking care of every detail for you from the moment you are met at the airport. For more information visit www.gmc-limousines.com.