Red Rinderberg gondolas at sunrise, with the snow-covered mountain village of Zweisimmen and a snowy mountain backdrop behind them. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 unbekannt / Hotel Garni Sonnegg

A wintry atmosphere on Rinderberg mountain.


Gstaad from up high

Get a unique bird’s eye view of Gstaad. Gstaad has a whole lot to offer. The vast array of different activities means there’s something here for everyone – foodies, spa-goers and thrill-seekers alike. Ever wondered where to get the best views of the Saanenland or where you can literally soar over the landscape? Leaf through our top tips for incredible experiences to find out.

Berghaus Wasserngrat in winter against a snowy mountain backdrop.

The view from the Berghaus Wasserngrat in winter.

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Fine dining at an altitude

Feast on a sunny terrace and enjoy fantastic views of Gstaad. The Wasserngrat mountain restaurant combines alpine authenticity with exclusivity. Select local products which are lovingly prepared, while the spectacular panorama takes fine dining to whole new heights.

Cocktails in the clouds

Experience an unforgettable day of skiing in the largest ski area at Gstaad. From Zweisimmen and St. Stephan to Saanenmöser and Schönried, many kilometres of slopes are just waiting to be discovered. Make leisurely turns on blue slopes or speed down the more demanding pistes – this ski area has it all. And the drinking and dining options are more than a match for the superb slopes. The Horny Bar just a stone’s throw from Horneggli mountain station makes a great place to linger over drinks and savour the alpine views.

Two skiers enjoy the descent from Horneggli on a freshly groomed slope.

Skiing on the freshly groomed slopes on the Horneggli.

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Two people paraglide over the snowy Saanenland.

Tandem flight over the snowy Saanenland.

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Free as a bird

Take a leap into the unknown, soar through the air and enjoy spectacular views on a unique tandem flight over Gstaad. 

Nature SPA indulgence 1,486 metres above sea level

Immerse yourself in a relaxing wellness experience at the Rinderberg Swiss Alpine Lodge. Discover the wellness area with its bio sauna and Finnish sauna or take a relaxing bath in the free-standing hot tub. Enjoy the fresh mountain air and drink in the breathtaking mountain views. 

Wooden sauna with a small stove.

Sauna experience at the Rinderberg Swiss Alpine Lodge.

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Two people taking the gondola lift to the Eggli in winter.

Enjoy the wintry view from the Eggli gondola lift.

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A first-class gondola ride

Boasting exquisite Porsche-designed cabins, the Eggli Bahn offers a gondola life like no other. Enjoy stunning views over Gstaad in comfort and sophistication. 

Full moon tobogganing on the Saanersloch

Looking for something special to do in the evening? Full moon sledging certainly fits the bill. Cosy up over a rustic fondue in the Saanersloch restaurant before jumping on a sled and whizzing down the mountain. It’s worth making a stop halfway to gaze over the landscape bathed in moonlight. Full moon sledging will take place four times this winter.

Snow-covered Saanersloch mountain station at night.

Experience full moon tobogganing on the Saanersloch.

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Colourful hot air balloons soaring over Château d’Oex in winter.

View of hot air balloons above Château d’Oex in winter.

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Lift off!

The 43rd International Hot Air Balloon Week will take place in Chateau d’Oex from 21 to 29 January 2023. Marvel at the spectacular sight of over 70 hot air balloons from all over the world rising into the air, and cheer on the competitions. And you don’t just have to enjoy them from the ground – you can be on one of the hot air balloons yourself. Passenger flights make for a unique experience. Settle into your basket and lift off!