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

A family together with Saani set off for a hike on the Wispile in bright autumn weathe ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Wispile Family Hike with Saani

Two children and a woman feeding a cow together in a stable. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Children exploring a farm in the Saanenland.

A group of children playing on a wooden structure with Saani. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Melanie Uhkoetter / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

GST playground

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Summer Adventures

Experiences for the entire family

Would you like to discover the adventure trails with Saani, take part in Saani's family programme, let off steam in the fantastic playgrounds or visit Saani at the STATION? Come and discover together!

Saani's family program

Fun, games and adventure for the whole family. Discover with Saani and her friends, the cow Olga and the chicken Giselle, daily exciting experiences close to nature : visit a red deer in the enclosure, animals on the farm or the ranger in the nature reserve Lauenensee. This and much more awaits you in Saani's family programme. Participation is free of charge for everyone. What could be better than enjoying your holidays with the whole family? Pure adventure awaits you in Saaniland!

The ranger explains interesting facts about the fauna at Lake Lauenen to the group in the wood. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 unbekannt / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus, Müller Medien

Ranger with a group at Lake Lauenen

A red deer bull with mighty antlers stands in the dark forest ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Red deer bull

A group enters the cheese grotto in Gstaad ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Kerstin Sonnekalb / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Entrance to the cheese grotto

2 children feeding a cow with straw in the barn ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Children feed a cow

Oversized fondue caquelon for three people to sit on stands on a lawn. In the background you can see a wooden barn and the Wispile mountain. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Fondue at Cheesegrotte

Children top their pizzas under the supervision of a chef at the Hotel Huus ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 unbekannt / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Saani's Family programm bake a pizza

An aisle in the cheese grotto leads through shelves on which many wheels of cheese are stored. They are indirectly illuminated. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 unbekannt / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus, Müller Medien

Gstaad Cheese Grotte

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A family is hikin g on the Rinderberg, enjoying the beautiful weather

Hiking on Rinderberg

©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Melanie Uhkoetter / Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Alpenzauberweg

Alpine magic adventure trail


The new adventure trail invites families to explore the secrets and beauty of the Alps together. I Along the way, Saani, Giselle and Olga tell us exciting and interesting facts about alpine life at 8 stations. At our destination on the Rinberg, we can romp around outside on the large Fassa playground or inside in Olga's cowshed. Afterwards, you can take the gondola down into the valley and listen to the Saani radio play ‘Fritz - The Saviour’. The trail can also be followed from Rinderberg to Horneggli.

Saani’s adventure trails

Did you think hiking was boring? Then you don’t know about my adventure trails! On Saani’s sound adventure trail you will hear different sounds and noises. Listen closely, maybe you will hear animal voices or music coming from tree trunks.

On Saani’s mountain adventure trail you work on your fitness and coordination at 17 stations. You practice balancing and climbing. At the different stations you will also learn interesting things about the plants, animals or the moor. And you may begin to wonder what all is living here?

Saani hiking on a trail with children. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Saani hiking with children

A family studies the first puzzle post on Saani's mountain experience ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

The first puzzle station on Saani's mountain experience

A family plays on the rotating, oversized cheese plate ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Play equipment large cheese plate in Saani's mountain experience

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View from behind of a young family with two children hiking with Saani on a trail.

Family hiking with Saani

©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Family hike

Hike with a picnic basket or fondue backpack

In our region there are great hikes for the whole family, for example the high-altitude hike from Horneggli to Rinderberg or the hike from Wispile to Lauenensee. Hiking is really fun with the right food. Pack your fondue in your backpack and cook it in the oversized caquelon. Or pack a picnic basket with local specialties. On the way there are also many fireplaces where you can grill the bratwurst you brought with you.

Barbecue areas

Every village throughout the holiday region Gstaad has a number of beautifully sited barbecue areas, ideal for BBQs or simply for taking time out.

Recently arranged barbecue area with wooden tables, stone benches and a view of the mountain landscape. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Nils Oberson / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Barbecue area

A father grills sausages on a stick over an open fire in the forest with his daughter and son. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Barbecue area in the forest

Family sitting by the fireplace and preparing bread. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Melanie Uhkoetter / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Family grilling food

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Noel von Grünigen wearing his swimming trunks and standing on a paddle board on Lake Arnen. ©  (c) unbekannt / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Enjoy an active summer with insider tips from Noel von Grünigen.

An image of Arnensee lake surrounded by trees and with a bright blue sky. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 unbekannt / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Enjoy the beautiful hike from Col du Pillon to Feutersoey. Enjoy a break by Arnensee lake.

Man sitting with a lantern on the jetty by Lauenensee at sunset. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Tobias Meyer / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Lauenensee at dusk

Two stand-up paddleboarders on the deep blue Lake Arnen in the heart of the mountains. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Michel Hediger / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Stand-up paddling on Lake Arnen

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Mountain Waters

The holiday region Gstaad boasts a wealth of majestic mountain lakes stretching out, surrounded by breathtaking natural scenery and exuding a unique atmosphere. Discover the fascinating beauty of these mountain paradises.

Fixed rope routes (via ferrata)

The word combination "Via Ferrata" means "iron path" in Italian and stands for via ferratas that are secured with iron ladders, pins, clamps and steel ropes. The destination of Gstaad offers a number of such attractive via ferratas for every level of fitness. Pack your helmet, carabiners and climbing harness and experience an impressive high-altitude adventure.

Arriving at the summit after the via ferrata, a man and a woman in climbing gear contemplate the panorama  ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Jannik Sager / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Via Ferrata Videmanette (3)

A woman in climbing gear and a white helmet climbs the iron steps of the Via Ferrata in the middle of the rocks ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Jannik Sager / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Via Ferrata Videmanette (2)

A woman in climbing gear and a white helmet climbs the Via Ferrata at the Videmanette ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Jannik Sager / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

fixed rope routes (via ferrata) (1)

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We see the start of the slide from a wooden house on stilts. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Melanie Uhkoetter / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Wispile playground with slide

Bird's eye view of Schönried playground ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Melanie Uhkoetter / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Playground Schönried

The mascot Saani supports a boy in shorts climbing the wooden tower ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Playground Zweisimmen Climbing Tower

Saani high-fives a child just coming out of the slide in front of the picket fence. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Playground Zweisimmen Slide and Saani

Woman welcomes small child with open arms outside Olga’s cowshed on the Rinderberg. ©  (c) Melanie Uhkoetter / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Woman with child outside Olga’s cowshed on the Rinderberg

Five children looking out over a playground from a pirate ship. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Pia Ulrich / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Embark on a thrilling voyage aboard the pirate ship.

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Playgrounds

Every village in the holiday region Gstaad has playgrounds for children. The equipment varies from a simple playground with swings and slides to an attractive adventure playground with a petting zoo.

High-rope park Zweisimmen

Do you love climbing and adventure? Then you will also feel good in the rope park Zweizimmen. Adventure seekers of all ages will have a great time in the treetops of the majestic Obersimmental trees. Amusing rope ladders, crazy tyrolean zip-wires (up to 150 meters long) and daring jumps in five courses up to 20 meters above the ground. Thanks to a children’s course and playground, even the youngest children will have fun. Did we wake your sense of adventure?

High up in the treetops are the various climbing elements against a blue sky. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 unbekannt / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

High-rope park Zweisimmen (2)

A young man climbs through the rope park high in the treetops ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 unbekannt / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

High-rope Park Zweisimmen (1)

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 Man with child at the play station. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

The perfect indoor activity for the whole family.

Children playing with the marble run at Saanen station ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Station Saanen (2)

The Saani mascot greets a small child sliding down the slide. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Station Saanen (2)

Young girl drawing and colouring with pens at the STATION Saanen playground. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Milan Rohrer / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Station, drawing

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STATION Saanen Indoor Playground

Are you up for a really special adventure? The STATION is a world for discovery, working and trying things out. Here you will find an exciting engine room with a fascinating mix of ropes, gears, cranks and marble runs. At the different work stations, you can let your fantasy run wild while working and making handicrafts. The best part of all is that even if it rains, you won’t be bored.

Adventure world Alpenruhe

Little pirates and water rats on deck! Only the bravest are allowed on the new pirate ship. Ride the children's train, pet goats, jump on the bouncy cushion or build a sandcastle in the spacious sand area. Maybe there's a treasure buried there too? No one is guaranteed to get bored in the 1600 m2 of play area

Detailed plan of the Alpenruhe ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 unbekannt / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Alpenruhe Plan

A group of children sits behind the driver on the miniature railway. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 unbekannt / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Miniature railway Alpenruhe

Five children looking out over a playground from a pirate ship. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Pia Ulrich / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Embark on a thrilling voyage aboard the pirate ship.

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A white Saanen goat without horns looks friendly into the camera.

Saanen goat

©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Petting zoos

Petting and watching animals is great fun for everyone – and not just for children. And with two petting zoos, the holiday region Gstaad has twice the fun!

Pump Tracks

A pump track is a specially created track consisting of waves and banked curves. Without pedaling, the cyclist uses a pumping motion of the body in order to gain and maintain speed. Although the facility is suitable for experienced bikers, children and anyone else wanting to try out something different are sure to have an enjoyable time too.

The mascot Saani rolls through the skatepark on a scooter ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Saani at the Pumptrack Zweisimmen

A boy with a helmet and protection around his joints races through the pump track on a scooter. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Scooter riders in the Pumppark Zweisimmen

View of the entire Pumptrack in the terrain from the air ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Pumptrack Zweisimmen (3)

A boy on a green bicycle rides in the Pumppark in Saanen ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 unbekannt / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Pumppark Saanen (1)

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A family of four rides their scooters down the street. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Riding scooters with the family

A drawing of Saani on the scooter ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Sanni on the scooter illustration

A family visibly having fun with the scooter descent through the forest ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Scooter family fun

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Scooters

Scooters provide a fun alternative for anyone with a good level of fitness who loves racing down into the valley.

Suitable for children from 12 years


Scooter Runs:

Wispile middle station - Gstaad

Rinderberg middle station - Zweisimmen

Further Scooter-Runs (see Information and Prices on the link)

Sparenmoos - Zweisimmen

Summer Tobogganing

The Alpine Coaster on the Glacier 3000 offers thrilling toboggan runs for the young and old alike.

An exhilarating glacier run on the world's highest toboggan run is sure to give you an adrenaline rush. The Alpine Coaster is one of the biggest attractions on Glacier 3000. Up to six meters above the ground and close to the sheer drop, those brave enough to try will experience the ultimate thrilling ride! Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Two people having fun on the Alpine Coaster on Glacier3000.

Rapid descent with the Alpine Coaster on Glacier3000.

©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 unbekannt / Glacier 3000
A father plays miniature golf with his daughter and son in front of the adventure playground near the sports centre.

Minigolf course sports centre in front of the playground

©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Mini Golf

The miniature golf course at the Gstaad Sports Centre provides loads of fun and enjoyment on a small scale. Young and old alike will enjoy the fun and games in the midst of the magnificent mountain scenery.

Geocaching

There are numerous geocaches hidden away in the holiday region Gstaad and they are just waiting to be discovered. Guaranteed fun for the whole family is assured as each person discovers new places and insider tips. Geocaching, also known as GPS scavenger hunting, is a kind of digital treasure hunt. The hidden objects are publicised on the internet using geographic coordinates and are then searched for with the aid of a GPS receiver.

A bird's eye view of the village of Saanenmöser in summer. The areas around the village are green and in the background you can see higher mountains.

Village of Saanenmöser from above

©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus
A man dressed in an orange T-shirt stands on the shore of Lake Arnensee and checks his fixed fishing rods ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 unbekannt / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Fishing at Arnensee

2 people standing on the shore of a lake in the meadow and fishing ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 unbekannt / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Fishing on a lake

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Fishing

The holiday region Gstaad has several lakes and rivers in which fishing is permitted. The trout lake in Zweisimmen and Lake Arnen in Feutersoey are very popular with families.

Museums

Discover two fascinating museums in our region that bring the history and culture of Obersimmental and Saanenland to life. The Obersimmental Museum of Local History in Zweisimmen and the Museum of the Saanen Landscape offer insights into the past and heritage of our region - from ancient artifacts to modern times. Immerse yourself in the history and diversity of our land as you explore these unique collections.

You can see the Saanen Museum from the village square. The old chalet is four storeys high. The ground floor is made of white masonry while the three upper floors are made of dark wood. The windows have traditional wooden bars and there are no shutters. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Museum Saanen

 Old kitchen with a fireplace and a wooden table in the Museum of the Countryside in Saanen. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 unbekannt / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Get interesting information about the Saanenland.

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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.

©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Claudia Baumberger / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Visiting my friends in the Suisse Romande

Sometimes I am particularly adventurous. Then I visit my friends in the Suisse Romand in the Pays d’Enhaut. I don’t have to travel far to get there. Too bad, I don’t understand everything they tell me. Uff - I need to practise my French! There are also many exciting things to experience in neighbouring areas. My favourite things are: