The perfect mix
With its gentle topography and varied speciality cheeses, the region of Gstaad offers the perfect mix for sophisticated bons vivants. In Fondueland Gstaad, there is nothing more natural than enjoying a delicious fondue surrounded by the mountain landscape. In a place where fresh air, lush pastures and herbs provide the best possible foundation for outstanding cheese.
Two specially designated huts and three inordinately large fondue pots, each with enough room for up to eight people, provide the perfect backdrop for dining, socialising and marvelling at the unparalleled panoramic views. Whether you travel on foot, by bike, by sledge or on snowshoes, or even if you would like to choose your very own outdoor relaxation spot – anything is possible in Fondueland Gstaad. By the way: this fondue is the perfect mix at any time of year.
The Fondue Backpack
This is made possible thanks to the fondue backpack in a nostalgic design. It contains all of the ingredients needed for the irresistible outdoor experience: a full set of preparation equipment, either a traditional thick fondue or a particularly flavoursome truffle fondue made by the Schönried Dairy, as well as crusty fondue bread supplied by the Wehren Bakery, spices, fondue pot, warmer, plates and forks.
More information in the Alpine Authenticity brochure.
The fondue backpack is available from 2 people.
How it works
Order the fondue backpack the day before during the opening hours of any of the following dairies:
Where to buy it on Sunday: can be purchased from Schönried Dairy until 10 a.m. subject to telephone order the day before. After enjoying the fondue: collect your rubbish and return the backpack to the place you got it from. Please discuss in advance the possibility of returning it after the shop closes with the staff where you obtained it from.
In the mountain lodge Wispile, the Fondue Backpack can be puchased during the opening times of the cable car Wispile. The backpack may be returned at the restaurant or at the valley station Wispile (until 04.30 p.m.). Order on the previous day necessary.
The hotels in the region offer their guests a reservation and delivery service. Please contact reception.
Two fondue varieties to choose from
The price includes rental of the full fondue equipment set, the desired cheese mixture, bread and spices. Suitable wine, for example a light and fruity Chasselas, is available from the dairies.
Plan of site
Schlittmoos fondue pot (1)
Room for up to 8 people
Schlittmoosstrasse, 15 min. from the centre of the village of Schönried. Follow the sign "Fondue Caquelon Schlittmoos" (no access by car).
Vorderi Wispile fondue pot (2)
Room for up to 8 people
Approx. 40 min. from the mountain station Wispile, on the hiking trail Wispile-Chrine-lake of Lauenen and Wispile-Chrine-Gsteig. On the winter hiking and sled trail direction Gsteig.
Rellerli fondue hut (3)
Two weatherproof huts with room for up to 8 people
Location in winter:
Next to the mountain station Rellerli and on the winter hiking trail Rellerli-Hugeli-Schönried, approx. 40 min. from the mountian station Rellerli. Follow the sign "Fondue Hüttli Rellerli".
Location in summer:
Near the Rellerli mountain station and on Mt. Hugeli.
The fondue carriage
The Fondueland Gstaad is now mobile. Johann von Grünigen's carriage will be going on tour with a covered, heated fondue carriage for a maximum of 20 people. Michel's Stallbeizli will be supplying the fondue mixture. The carriage can be used during the whole year.