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Famous as a celebrity retreat, this village in the Bernese Oberland has superb skiing and summer sports, magnificent mountain landscapes, fine dining and shopping.

Set in the shadow of towering mountains, the Swiss village of Gstaad has long been associated with the rich and famous. Gstaad counts Elton John, Grace Kelly and Roger Moore as previous visitors. Walk the calm streets, spot celebrities and shop at upscale retail outlets. Explore miles of ski runs, hiking trails and biking routes. 

Cutting through the heart of this traditional Alpine village is the pedestrian-only Promenade. Browse high-end boutiques, jewelry stores and chocolatiers. Watch for renowned movie stars, musicians and royalty. Admire regional art exhibitions at Galerie Bel-Air Fine Art and Galerie Buchs. Investigate architectural masterpieces, including the early 20th-century Gstaad Palace.

Throughout the year Gstaad’s mountains are great for family-friendly adventures. From the center of Gstaad, walk or take the ski bus to the stations that service the local mountains of Eggli and Wispile. They form part of Gstaad Ski Resort (aka Gstaad Mountain Rides). 

Snow-based sports take place from late October to May. Ski and snowboard on 136 miles (220 kilometers) of well-groomed slopes. Freestyle at snow parks such as Snowpark Glacier 3000, which provides views of Mont Blanc. Try night skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing and winter hiking. 

Hike and bike along marked and themed trails in Gstaad in the summer. Walk to spectacular Lake Lauenen and swim in its deep blue water. Learn about Alpine cheese-making traditions on the Wispile Cheese Trail. Take a paragliding flight, go rafting on the River Saane or play golf at nearby Gstaad-Saanenland Golf Club.

Gstaad draws food lovers to both the village and the mountains. In July, celebrity chefs take up residence at hotels and restaurants during the 10-day Davidoff Saveurs Gourmet Festival. Other annual events include the Gstaad Menuhin Festival, a classical summer music concert series. 

Reach Gstaad in Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland by rented car or public train. Enjoy a ride on the Golden Pass panoramic railway, which links the village with Montreux, which is located on Lake Geneva. During your stay, visit Rougemont and Saanen, picturesque villages in the Gstaad-Saanenland Holiday Region.

Accommodation in Gstaad

Pre-booking a nice place to stay often means optimal relaxation. Check out a selection of the best accommodations in Gstaad through Expedia's comprehensive Gstaad lodging page.

Some of the higher-end Gstaad places to stay where you're sure to appreciate the nicest rooms in town, are the Alpina Gstaad, at Alpinastrasse 23, and the Hotel Arc En Ciel, at Egglistrasse 24. If those options aren't the best match for you, the Le Grand Bellevue, Hauptstrasse, or the Grand Hotel Park, Wispilestrasse 29 could be more to your taste.

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