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Published: 25. July 2017 - Source: Gstaad Palace


Gstaad, 25 July 2017 – This excursion can be taken literally: The Gstaad Palace now invites guests to “Lunch by Helicopter”. The finest delicacy, not only for lovers of Alpine panoramas, but also of culinary flights of fancy. The inspiring package is made up of a flight to Zermatt and back - including a big circuit around the Matterhorn - a Champagne aperitif and a regionally inspired lunch on a glacier 3000 metres above sea level.

The Gstaad Palace has picked out the best of Switzerland in five hours, together with Air-Glaciers – for a “Lunch by Helicopter”. From the airfield in Saanen, the trip leads across the five valleys of the Saanenland region - where, legend has it, God rested his hand and reposed after finishing his work. Numerous photo motifs beckon during the 60-minute flight over the Alps: Wildhorn, Diableret glacier, and behind it the four-thousand-metre-high mountains Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. This is followed by the highlight of the trip in Zermatt. Everyone knows it, but only a few have gone around it: the Matterhorn.

Heavenly enjoyment on the Glacier 3000
At lunch time, the helicopter lands on a spectacular landing place at 3000 metres above sea level. The Champagne aperitif will be served on the edge of an almost vertical cliff in the Diablerets massif. The panoramic terrace of the “Refuge l’espace” opens up a broad vision into the endless glacier landscape of “Glacier 3000”. The mountain lounge dishes up regional specialities. Then comes the grand finale – the flight to Gstaad with the Palace in the middle of it all, seen from a bird’s eye perspective for once. A precision landing for gourmets is guaranteed.

The heavenly experience can be booked from 2 people - daily until 10 September, and in the winter season from 22 December 2017 to 11 March 2018.

Together with Air-Glaciers, the Gstaad Palace has recorded the impressive atmosphere between heaven and earth in the Bernese Oberland in a film:

Between heaven and earth: “Lunch by Helicopter” – Special Package

The price from 2078 Swiss Francs per person includes:

  • Two nights stay in a double room, including half board and use of the Palace Spa
  • A 60-minute helicopter return flight with an Air-Glaciers pilot around the Matterhorn including a Champagne aperitif and then a flight to Glacier 3000 (
  • Lunch in “Refuge l’espace” on the Glacier 3000 (excluding drinks):

Offer valid until 10 September 2017 and in the winter season from 22 December 2017 to 11 March 2018 according to availability and weather conditions. Cannot be accumulated or combined.

Can be booked via, e-mail: or by telephone: +41 (0)33 748 50 00

MEDIA CONTACT: Gstaad Palace, Anja Ullmann, +41 (0)33 748 54 01,

ABOUT THE GSTAAD PALACE The luxurious five-star superior hotel Gstaad Palace, which opened its doors for the first time in December 1913, has been owned by the Scherz family for three generations, and is therefore one of the last family-owned hotels in Europe, where personalities offer their guests a first-class host culture. The 100 rooms and suites of the seasonal hotel, with an exceptional panorama of the Bernese Oberland, masterly combine contemporary glamour with Alpine comfort. In five restaurants, the landmark of Gstaad offers Swiss, Italian and international specialities and a gourmet cuisine awarded 16 Gault-Millau points. The hotel's own night club GreenGo is known for legendary parties and its illustrious clientele. In the Palace Spa, the guests can treat themselves on over 1800 m². In summer, an Olympic outdoor swimming pool and four tennis courts are available. With the Walig hut, an Alp from 1783 at 1800 metres above sea level, the Gstaad Palace has a unique refuge where guests can experience the true luxury of the Saanenland region, its quiet, tranquillity and authenticity, at close quarters. The Scherz family greets its guests this summer season until 10 September 2017. The winter season runs from 22 December 2017 to 11 March 2018.