Recreation & Region – Gstaad

The Alps, sport, culture
and fine dining.
Holidays in Gstaad.

Are you looking for relaxation but also value cultural and sporty experiences? Do you love the spectacular Swiss mountains and appreciate unspoilt scenery? First-class food is just as important to you as a unique atmosphere? Then choose Gstaad and the Gstaad Palace for your next holiday.

Aufnahme aus der Vogelperspektive des beleuchteten Dorfes
Aussenansicht eines charmanten Holzhauses in Gstaad im typischen Chalet-Baustil, mit grünen Fensterläden und Fassadenmalerei.

Genuinely alpine with authentic traditions

In Gstaad visitors benefit from the authentic alpine life paired with a history of tourism spanning more than 100 years. There are roughly 200 agricultural businesses, 80 mountain pastures that are still farmed and roughly 7,000 cows in the region. Forests, meadows, streams and lakes surrounded by a stunning mountain panorama provide impressive scenery. Gstaad and the other villages in the region are characterised by houses built in chalet style. Making Gstaad a really charming and picturesque mountain village. The people here are proud of their tradition and their hospitality. See for yourself.

Einer Familie wandert entlang eines schmalen Grats.
Zwei Mountainbiker auf ihren Fahrrädern fahren einen unebenen Pfad hinunter.
Eine Snowboarderin fährt auf der schneebedeckten Piste.
Fünf Freunde auf Rodelschlitten fahren einen schneebedeckten Berg hinunter.

A rich variety of sports in the summer and winter

Winter sports fans really get their money’s worth in Gstaad. Kilometres of ski slopes as well as the unique glacier skiing area in the Bernese Oberland ensure plenty of fun in the snow. Gstaad is also one of the top three cross-country skiing areas in Switzerland and is considered to be the ultimate paradise for sledging fans and freeriders.

In the summer Gstaad entices with 300 kilometres of hiking trails and numerous cable cars. There are also countless options for bike tours and climbing as well as an idyllic 18-hole golf course. Gstaad also holds a leading position when it comes to beauty and wellness. For example, Gstaad received the “Wellness destination” seal of quality from the Swiss tourism association straight away.

Aufnahme in der traditionellen und hoteleigenen Alphütte, Walig, in der ein Mann und eine Frau zu Tisch sitzen und ein Kellner ihnen Wein nachschenkt.
Aufnahme von einem kleinen Tisch mit typischen Zutaten für ein Raclette und einem Rucksack in der Winterlandschaft
Detailaufnahme eines heissen Käsefondues mit einem Teller mit Brotstücken.
Zwei Köche richten auf einem langen Tisch viele kleine Häppchen an.

Dining from rustic raclette inns to haute cuisine

There are more than 100 restaurants to choose from in Gstaad and the region. From rustic raclette inns to gourmet temples – chefs indulge their guests everywhere. The haute cuisine has won multiple awards: the renowned Gault Millau restaurant guide regularly awards a high number of points to numerous chefs. We also serve first-class delicious food in our hotel’s restaurants.

Winterliche Abendaufnahme einer beleuchteten Strasse im Dorf

Pedestrian promenade and shopping street

Gstaad offers you a whole variety of shopping opportunities: elegant boutiques and international flagship stores await you here alongside professional sports shops and elegant jewellery stores. You can also find lovely small shops though with regional products. The pedestrian promenade is the magnificent heart of shopping in Gstaad. 

Would you like to buy home-made food like sausages, alpine cheese or dried meats? Numerous agricultural businesses offer these directly from the farm.

Learn more about summer and winter events:  

Summer events            Winter events