View from behind of a young family with two children hiking with Saani on a trail. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Family hiking with Saani


The Top 6 Autumn Experiences with the Gstaad Card

Autumn is just around the corner and plenty of adventures await both young and old in Gstaad: whether hunting for wild mushrooms with the locals, joining the Ranger at Lake Lauenen or as a guest in the cowshed - the Gstaad Card makes it all possible! Free public transport on designated routes in Saanenland and Simmental is included!

A deer with a fawn in a meadow, with the forest in the background.

Watching deer in the wild

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Game observation watching with the Haldi family

The Haldi family know the forests in Saanenland like the back of their hand. In the early morning hours, it's time to set off for game watching. Over hill and dale, Bruno leads his guests to the kings of the forest. Under the moonlight in the clearing, the coats of the graceful Alpine ibex and chamois gleam almost white. An unforgettable experience.

Discover the Lake Lauenen nature reserve with the Ranger

“I think I will visit Lake Lauenen more often”, goes one of the best known classic Swiss songs. The local Rangers, Lukas von Siebenthal and Erich Käser, guide their guests into the nature reserve around the much-serenaded lake. Across the high moor, over mountain streams and past the great waterfall, the Rangers point out the beauty of the local flora and fauna - at peace with nature.

Ranger in brown/green clothing and brown cap looking through binoculars. Behind it you can see Lauenensee and around it the autumnal nature with trees, firs and yellow grasses.

Ranger with binoculars

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Man in front of house showing a basket with freshly picked mushrooms.

Bert Inäbnit shows a basket of mushrooms

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Wild mushrooms and berries - the forest creates, and man studies

They sprout from the ground and dangle from the bushes in all colours and shapes. Bert Inäbnit takes his guests on a walk through the forest and explains the special properties of the local wild mushrooms and berries. The retired architect, ornithologist and mushroom expert knows his stuff: he has written a number of nature books and runs the smallest nature museum in Switzerland.

Saanen Mustard Production with Léonie Müller

The people of Saanenland put their own twist on the traditional mustard recipe many years ago: in addition to mustard seeds, Saanen mustard contains cherry purée instead of the usual grape juice. Léonie Müller gives an insight into the preparation of the spicy paste that is inseparable from ham and cheese slices.

Table laid with ingredients for making Saane mustard.

Saane mustard

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View of Olga’s cowshed with beautiful decorations and a slide for children.

Olga’s cowshed

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Olga’s Cowshed – It's All Fun and Games at the Rinderberg!

Olga the cow, Saani's friend, has a different kind of cowshed on the Rinderberg: with interactive experiences, young visitors learn more about the life of cows and cattle. Those who still have some energy left can then hike along the high trail from the Rinderberg to the Horneggli and marvel at the stunning mountain panorama. The special day ticket from Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad AG priced at CHF 19.00/CHF 9.00 is perfect for this voyage of discovery.

Saani’s Family Program

Saani's family programme guarantees fun for both young and old: activities such as yodelling with Anita Hefti in the Stallbeizli, visiting the stables of a local farmer or baking a pizza along with a children's disco round off the family experience.

Saani also introduces you to the coolest places in his native Saaniland: at Saani's mountain experience, through play both young and old learn more about plants, animals and the moor, while Saani's sound experience allows everyone to discover the sounds of the Alps. One of the new highlights: the Alpenruhe adventure world in Saanen. Have fun!

A family studies the first puzzle post on Saani's mountain experience

The first puzzle station on Saani's mountain experience

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