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Hiking for Families

Hiking with children can be great fun especially if there are lots of things for children to discover and experience along the way. And that's where the holiday region of Gstaad comes into its own.

An attractive family hiking region

  • A wide range of well-signposted, safe hiking routes ideal for hiking with families.
  • A number of campfire sites with BBQ facilities, benches, tables and firewood
  • Several mountain lakes to swim in and mountain streams to dam
  • Alpine hut experiences, such as cheese-making or sleeping on hay bales
  • Parents in possession of a half-tax subscription (50% rail discount) pay half-price (with the exception of the Wasserngrat, Sanetsch and La Braye)
  • Free accommodation for children up to the age of 9 in shared rooms with their parents

Playgrounds

Every village in the holiday region of Gstaad has its own children's playgrounds. The facilities range from a simple play park with swings and slides to a complete adventure playground.

Gstaad

Opposite the Coop, Location Medium-sized playground
Behind St. Nicholas' Chapel, Location Small play park
Litzi car park, Location Small play park
Berghaus Wispile, Location Medium-sized playground

Saanen

Alpenruhe Foundation, Location Medium-sized playground
Near the railway station, Location Small play park

Schönried

On the Panoramic Trail to Saanenmöser, Location Large playground (with zip-wire)
Berghaus Horneggli, Location Small play park
Berghaus Rellerli, Location Medium-sized playground
Saali family campfire site, Location Medium-sized play park

Saanenmöser

Near the railway station, Location Large playground (with zip-wire)
Berghotel Hornberg, Location Medium-sized playground (with trampoline)

Lauenen

Above Hotel Geltenhorn, Location Medium-sized playground
Hotel Alpenland, Location Medium-sized playground

Feutersoey

Lake Arnen, Location Medium-sized playground
Schoolhouse, Location Medium-sized playground

Gsteig

Pfarrhausmätteli, Location Small play park

Turbach

Beim Rotengraben, Location Small play park

Zweisimmen

Village centre, Location Large playground (with zip-wire)
Schlegelholz / Blankenburg, Schlegelholz Location Medium-sized playground
High-rope park, Location Small play park
Püürt-Huus / Blankenburg, Location Medium-sized playground (rope bridge)

Petting zoo

Petting and watching animals is great fun for everyone – and not just for children. And with two petting zoos, the holiday region of Gstaad has twice the fun!

Alpenruhe FoundationAlpacas, llamas, peacocks, dwarf goats, ponies, ducks, rabbits and lots more.
Every Wednesday, 14:00 - 16:00, children's pony rides (groups welcome by arrangement).
Berghaus WispileNew built animal reserve in summer 2015 with dwarf goats, llamas and lots more directly adjacent to the mountain lodge.

Campfires

Every village throughout the holiday destination of Gstaad has a number of beautifully sited campfires, ideal for BBQs or simply for taking time out.

All the campfires are visible on our interactive map.

Gstaad

Mettlen, on the left bank of the River Saane; accessible only by bike or on foot Location BBQ, seating, wood and a toilet (ToiToi) available

Saanen

Alpenruhe, opposite the Alpenruhe hostel; accessible only by bicycle or on foot. Location BBQ, seating and wood available
Alpenruhe hostel playground, Standort BBQ, seating and wood available
Dorfrütti, airfield along the Saane; accessible only by bicycle or on foot. Location BBQ, seating. wood and a toilet (ToiToi) available
Chalberhöni, near the restaurant Waldmatte. Location BBQ, seating and wood available

Turbach

alte Turbachstrasse, 2 campfire sites. LocationBBQ, seating, wood and a toilet (ToiToi) available
Rotengraben Location BBQ, seating and wood available

Grund near Gstaad

Löweli campfire site, from Gstaad in the direction of Feutersoey. Turn right after the bridge. Continue along the road for approx. 250 m. Location BBQ, seating, wood and a toilet (ToiToi) available

Feutersoey

Büdemli, entrance to Feutersoey, left after the Ledi Garage follow the road, under the bridge and then right along the Saane. Location BBQ, seating and wood available
Lac d'Arnon (3 campfire sites). Approx. 20 mins on foot from the car park. Location2 x BBQ, seating and wood available

Gsteig

Luuswäldli, in the centre of the village, opposite the Hotel Bären, take the road towards Rohr, cross the bridge and then right along the hiking trail LocationBBQ and seating available

Lauenen

At the playground, above Geltenhornplatz LocationBBQ, seating and wood available. Lake Lauenen at the landing stage
Lake Lauenen at the landing stage Location

Schönried

Saaliweg, turn left after Coiffeur Haargenau and follow the road down. BBQ with playground. LocationBBQ, seating, wood and a toilet (ToiToi) available
Rellerli, near the mountain station; accessible only by gondola lift or on foot Location BBQ, seating and wood available Rellerli, close to the mountain station; only accessible by gondola or on foot
Grossi Vorschess, on the hiking trail between Rellerli and Saanenmöser LocationSeating and wood available.
Horneggli, above the mountain station LocationBBQ, seating and wood available

Saanenmöser

Esel, on the way from Saanenmöser towards Bergmatte. LocationBBQ, seating and wood available
Simmnegraben, 2 campfire sites above the Bergmatte. LocationBBQ, seating and wood available
Saanenwald, go up the Hornbergstrasse, above the Saanerslochbahn middle station. LocationBBQ, seating and wood available

Abländschen

Herrenschwändli LocationBBQ, seating and wood available

Zweisimmen

Schlegelholz / Blankenburg (3 campfire sites) Leave Zweisimmen heading for Lenk, turn right into the Moosbachweg – the sites are then approx. 2 km from here:
- 1 x at the Vita Park heading for St. Stephan Location
- 1 x at the bridge to the main road Location
- 1 x at Moosbach, at the end of the Vita Park Location
BBQ, seating and wood available. At the Vita Park in St. Stephan is a toilet (ToiToi) available.
Mühleport, at the Mätteli Centre heading for Mühlegässli, then along the gravel path towards the swimming pool. The campfire site is located in the forest. LocationBBQ, seating and wood available
Rischbachquelle, from Zweisimmen head towards Sparenmoos; approx. 1km after entering the small forest. LocationBBQ, seating and wood available Confluence of the Kleine and Grosse Simme rivers. Hiking trail from the Musikhaus along the Kleine Simme towards Mannried
Confluence of the Kleine and Grosse Simme rivers. Hiking trail from the Musikhaus along the Kleine Simme towards Mannried. LocationBBQ, seating and wood available
Sparenmoos, above the restaurant. LocationBBQ, seating and wood available
Lake Forellen (3 campfire sites, 1 x on an island) LocationBBQ, seating and wood available
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Gstaad

The region has a further 9 chalet villages alongside Gstaad, located at an altitude of between 1,000 and 1,400 metres. Yet despite its style and class, Gstaad has remained genuinely Alpine and down-to-earth. It is proud of its tradition and lives and breathes it every day.

Over a thousand cultural and sporting events are available to visitors every year, including top events with an international reputation. In addition, visitors will find first-class hotels, outstanding shopping facilities along the traffic-free promenade and an airport in Saanen.

Contact

Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus
Promenade 41
CH - 3780 Gstaad
Tel +41 33 748 81 81
Fax +41 33 748 81 83
info@gstaad.ch

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