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For countless generations on the Alps in the region of Gstaad the cows have been put to summer pasture and cheese has been produced. Gstaad Alpine farming is a centuries-old joint venture between humans and nature. And still one of the most successful.

Farming on an alp calls for team work. This usually involves the whole family. "Our day starts at five-thirty. We bring the cows in from the pasture and milk them in the barn. And then we make the cheese." For 35 years, the Kübli family has spent every summer on the Horneggli Alp. "Our son has now taken over and we give him a hand. We usually have 26 cows up there and are relatively small-scale mountain farmers. But it still calls for every hand on deck."

Hiking tip

The Horneggli Alp enjoys a beautiful location on the slope of the Hornberg. Hike from Gstaad via Hornfluh to Saanenmöser and stop by at the Horneggli Alp: "We enjoy showing visitors how we make our 2,400 kg of Alpine cheese."

More information: panoramic route

Hornberg direction Wasserngrat
Hornberg direction Wasserngrat


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.


Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus
Promenade 41
CH - 3780 Gstaad
Tel +41 33 748 81 81
Fax +41 33 748 81 83

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