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Internationally renowned for its chic charm and first-class leisure luxuries, Gstaad remains authentically alpine and humble. Tradition is paramount and farming is essential in ensuring the preservation of the unspoiled region. As notable resident Julie Andrews proclaims, Gstaad is the "last paradise in a crazy world." Nestled in a valley among mountains, villages and chalets, seasonal activities abound. Visitors will be delighted by the unprecedented number of activities that are accessible year-round. Alpine landscape, fine dining, exclusive shopping and famed architecture provides an opulent escape in an unassuming space.
Designated a natural reserve in the 1970s, Lake Lauenen captures the essence of mountain charm. Located just outside of Gstaad, you'll find yourself detached from any indication of tourism. Pack a picnic and take a dip.
Take a day trip from Lucerne to Montreux - a journey between two worlds. The GoldenPass Line delivers a one of a kind experience as you travel from the heart of traditional Switzerland to the contemporary elegance of Lake Geneva.
Fun for the entire family, Gstaad's local mountain offers everything from a petting zoo to a scooter run. A 15-minute walk from the center of Gstaad will lead you to this outdoor enthusiast's playground.
Featuring an "artist of the moment," as well as a permanent collection, The Alpina Gstaad provides an exclusive stage to connect with innovative art in the form of paintings, film and music.
Discover euphoria as your mind retreats to a place of peace and well-being. The Six Senses Spa offers world-renowned spa treatments that are customized to deliver total tranquility and complete rejuvenation.
Award-winning chef Robert Speth is acclaimed for blending enticing flavors with local ingredients. Have your concierge make reservations in advance during high-season as the traditional chalet-style restaurant fills up quickly.
Gstaad can be easily reached by train or by car from the Lake Thun and Lake Geneva areas. The region of Gruyère offers connections to the European high-speed rail network and all international airports. Bern Airport is Gstaad's nearest international airport.
The heart of Gstaad's international shopping scene can be found in the village at the idyllic promenade. Designer labels including Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Prada, Burberry and Dior can be found at favored local boutiques.
Many of the world's most esteemed boarding schools are located in Gstaad. Admission is highly competitive and tuition fees are some of the highest to be recorded, establishing Gstaad as a choice and prestigious holiday destination.
Touting no less than 18 renowned restaurants - serving up both local and international flavors - as well as a bevy of coffee houses, tea rooms and traditional après-ski lounges, Gstaad is a major player in the culinary scene.
Gstaad's climate is consistently crisp and pleasant throughout the year. If you're visiting in August you may want to pick up an umbrella as rainfall is particularly likely at this time of year. With an average temperature of 58 degrees, July is guaranteed to be your warmest month, while January will surely be the chilliest. Regardless of your time of travel, you'll want to pack layers as you'll inevitably work up a sweat on the slopes.