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Schönried - Gruben - Gstaad NR. 772

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  • Difficulty
  • Duration 1:15 h
  • Distance 4,4 km
  • 26 hm
  • 207 hm

Schönried (1,230 metres above sea level), a sunny mountain terrace in the region of Gstaad, is the starting point for this winter hike that takes you towards Gstaad itself. The village is nestled between its local mountain, the Horneggli, and Rellerli.

This easy winter hiking trail runs along the foot of the Hornberg and maintains a continual gentle descent to Gstaad. As you cross meadows and pathways you have beautiful views of Saanen, the historical heart of the Saanenland. This village, with its cosy chalets dating from the 15th to the 18th century, is on the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites. Not to be missed: Le Rubli, or as the Saanenlanders call it, Rübli(horn), towering majestically into the sky.

The second part of the hike brings you close to the railway tracks. With a bit of luck you will see the GoldenPass panoramic train with its famous panorama cars gliding its way through the idyllic snow-covered landscape. Soon you catch sight of your destination and within a few minutes you reach the chalet village of Gstaad and its special landmark, the Gstaad Palace with its four striking towers. Once again, the hiking trail above Gstaad takes you across the railway line before you reach the village with its charming and inviting promenade.

  • Approach

    The Destination Gstaad is located in the south-west of Switzerland right on the border to the French-speaking part of the country. The Destination is easily accessed by rail or car from the regions around Lake Thun and Lake Geneva and the Gruyere region Direct connections to the European high-speed rail network and all international airports in Switzerland guarantee a time-saving and pleasant journey. The main means of transport in the destination of Gstaad are the "MOB" (Montreux-Oberland Bernois) train and numerous post bus lines.

    More information on gstaad.ch: Travel & Public Transport.

  • Schönried train station

  • Parking space near the Schönried Trainstation and the valley station of the Cable Car Horneggli (fee-based).

  • Schönried - Gruben - Gstaad