Tips for Gstaad, the luxurious mountain village in the Swiss Alps

Gstaad, the luxurious mountain village

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About Gstaad

Gstaad offers luxurious exclusive facilities in a beautiful setting between the Bernese Oberland and Lake Geneva.


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Facts about Gstaad

  • Location: in the Alps
  • Region: Simmen valley (Bernese Oberland)
  • Gstaad can be reached by train
  • Popular attractions: Golden Pass line
  • Town size: town
  • Gstaad is a winter sports resort
  • Elevation: 1050 m (3445 ft)
  • Travel time from Zurich: 2h55 by train, 3h10 by car

Luxury and nature combined

Gstaad is one of the few towns in the Alps which offer the absolute best combination of Alpine scenery, luxurious hotels, exclusive shopping and very fine restaurants. It attracts the rich and the famous. In that respect, it has similarities to St. Moritz.

Location and scenery

The town is part of the Simmen valley region, at the edge of the Bernese Oberland. The Lake Geneva region isn't far away either. A trip with the Golden Pass train to Montreux is one of the must do's when staying in Gstaad.

The town sits in a wide valley with mountains up to 2400 m in the north and 3200 m in the south. There are plenty of winter sports and hiking facilities to enjoy yourself for weeks in both Winter and Summer.

Pros and cons of Gstaad

If you are willing to spend some money you will have an excellent time in Gstaad. Staying in Gstaad is not cheap, but you do get quality in return. The area is beautiful and lends itself to all kinds of outdoor activities. The town isn't located on the motorway or fast train routes, but still it is easy to do day trips in a large region from here. You can go hiking in the Simmen valley, the Lauenen valley or the Pays-d'Enhaut. A visit to Montreux and Lake Geneva is doable too. The ski area Glacier 3000 near Les Diablerets is around the corner as well.

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