Locality and nature
The legend of the five fingers
Believe it or not, the good Lord definitely had a hand in shaping the Saanenland.
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On the seventh day, when his work was done – so goes the legend – God wanted to rest a while and placed his hand on the Earth for support. And lo and behold, he left behind a perfect impression. Five fingers, five valleys: Turbach, Lauenen, Schönried/Saanenmöser, Gsteig, Rougemont – and in the midst of them all, where the ball of his hand had rested, the village of Gstaad. This may sound like a fairytale, but in fact it is simply a divine story...