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Hiking for Families

Hiking with children can be great fun especially if there are lots of things for children to discover and experience along the way. And that's where the Destination Gstaad comes into its own.

An attractive family hiking region

  • A wide range of well-signposted, safe hiking routes ideal for hiking with families.
  • A number of campfire sites with BBQ facilities, benches, tables and firewood
  • Several mountain lakes to swim in and mountain streams to dam
  • Alpine hut experiences, such as cheese-making or sleeping on hay bales
  • Parents in possession of a half-tax subscription (50% rail discount) pay half-price (with the exception of the Wasserngrat, Sanetsch and La Braye)
  • Free accommodation for children up to the age of 9 in shared rooms with their parents

Adventure and alpine diversity for families

With the summer stagings on the Wispile as well as on the Rinderberg, the destination created new highlights – and this time the focus is on our younger visitors and on families. The new playgrounds, adjacent to the comfortable mountain restaurants, are perfect places for discovery, play and relaxation. Further extensions are planned which will see the creation of adventure areas for young and old.

Pumptracks

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.

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Playgrounds

Every village in the Destination Gstaad has its own children's playgrounds. The facilities range from a simple play park with swings and slides to a complete adventure playground.

Equipement
Opposite the Coop, Location Medium-sized playground
Sportzentrum Gstaad, Location Large playground
Behind St. Nicholas' Chapel, Location Small play park
Litzi car park, Location Small play park
Berghaus Wispile, Location Large playground
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Near the railway station, Location Small play park
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On the Panoramic Trail to Saanenmöser, Location Large playground (with zip-wire)
Berghaus Horneggli, Location Small play park
Saali family campfire site, Location Medium-sized play park
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Near the railway station, Location Large playground (with zip-wire)
Berghotel Hornberg, Location Medium-sized playground (with trampoline)
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Above Hotel Geltenhorn, Location Medium-sized playground
Hotel Alpenland, Location Medium-sized playground
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Lake Arnen, Location Medium-sized playground
Schoolhouse, Location Medium-sized playground
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Pfarrhausmätteli, Location Small play park
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Beim Rotengraben, Location Small play park
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Village centre, Location Large playground (with zip-wire)
Schlegelholz / Blankenburg, Schlegelholz Location Medium-sized playground
High-rope park, Location Small play park
Püürt-Huus / Blankenburg, Location Medium-sized playground (rope bridge)
Facade playground Rinderberg Standort Medium-sized playground

  

Petting zoo

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

Equipement
Alpenruhe Foundation Reduced offer due to construction work.

Alpacas, llamas, peacocks, dwarf goats, ponies, ducks, rabbits and lots more.
Berghaus Wispile Animal reserve with dwarf goats and more directly adjacent to the mountain lodge.
Each Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon until ca. 15.00: Rides on a pony-trailer.

  

Campfires

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

All the campfires are visible on our interactive map.

Location Equipment
Mettlen, on the left bank of the River Saane; accessible only by bike or on foot Location Grill, seating, wood and a toilet (ToiToi) available, suitable for families
Panoramaweg Wispile, at the hiking trail, 250 m after the mountain station Location Grill, seating, wood available
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Alpenruhe, between the Alpenruhe and the River Saane; accessible only by bicycle or on foot. Location Grill, seating, wood and a toilet (Kompotoi) available, suitable for families
Dorfrütti, close to the airfield next to the River Saane; accessible only by bicycle or on foot. Location Grill, seating, wood and a toilet (ToiToi) available, suitable for families
Chalberhöni, near the restaurant Waldmatte next to the River Chalberhönibach. Location Grill, seating, wood and a toilet available
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2 aires de barbecue au bord de la rivière Turbachbach, 1x plus grand et pour tous temps et 1x plus petit air de barbecue. 2 campfire sites next to the River Turbachbach, 1x bigger and all-weather and 1x smaller campfire place. Location small / Location big Grill, seating, wood and a toilet (ToiToi) available, suitable for families with a small playground
Rotengraben, there is a parking place next to the barbecue Location Grill, seating and wood available, suitable for families with a small playground
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Löweli campfire site, from Gstaad in the direction of Feutersoey. Turn right after the bridge. Continue along the River Saane for approx. 250 m. Location Grill, seating, wood and a toilet (ToiToi) available, suitable for families

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Location Equipment
Looswäldli, in the centre of the village, opposite the Hotel Bären, take the road towards Rohr, cross the bridge and then right along the hiking trail next to the River Saane. Location Grill, seating, wood and a toilet (ToiToi) available

Feutersoey

Location Equipment
Büdemli, entrance to Feutersoey, left after the Garage Gehret follow the road, under the bridge and then right along the Saane. Location Grill, seating, wood and toilets available, suitable for families
Lake Arnen (3 barbecue areas). Approx. 20 mins on foot from the car park at the lake. Location "behind the lake" / Location "right lakeside" 2 x Grill, seating, wood and toilets (2 x Toitoi, 1 x Kompotoi) available, suitable for families
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At the playground, above Geltenhornplatz Location Grill, seating and wood available, suitable for families. Public toilet at the Geltenhornparkplatz, 200 m away.
Lake Lauenen at the landing stage Location Grill, seating and wood available, suitable for families. Public toilet at the Parking lot, 500 m away.
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Saaliweg, turn left after Coiffeur Haargenau and follow the road down. BBQ with playground. Location Grill, seating, wood and a toilet (ToiToi) available, suitable for families
Grossi Vorschess, on the hiking trail between Rellerli and Saanenmöser Location Grill, seating and wood available
Horneggli, above the mountain station Location Grill, seating and wood available
Rellerli, on the summit, accessible only by foot or bike Location Grill, seating, wood and a toilet available
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Esel, on the way from Saanenmöser towards Bergmatte. Location Grill, seating and wood available, suitable for families
Simmnegraben, 2 campfire sites above the Bergmatte. Location Grill, seating and wood available, suitable for families
Saanenwald, go up the Hornbergstrasse, above the Saanerslochbahn middle station. Location Grill, seating and wood available, suitable for families
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Herrenschwändli, next to the river Location BBQ, seating and wood available
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Schlegelholz / Blankenburg (3 campfire sites) Leave Zweisimmen heading for Lenk, turn right into the Moosbachweg – the sites are then approx. 2 km from here:
- 1 x at the Vita Park heading for St. Stephan Location
- 1 x at the bridge to the main road Location
- 1 x at Moosbach, at the end of the Vita Park Location
Grill, seating and wood available, suitable for families. At the Vita Park in St. Stephan is a toilet (ToiToi) available.
Mühleport, at the Mätteli Centre heading for Mühlegässli, then along the gravel path towards the swimming pool. The campfire site is located in the forest next to the Simme. Swimming not allowed. Location Grill, seating and wood available, suitable for families.
Rischbachquelle, from Zweisimmen head towards Sparenmoos; approx. 1km after entering the small forest. Location Grill, seating and wood available, suitable for families.
Confluence of the Kleine and Grosse Simme rivers. Hiking trail from the Musikhaus along the Kleine Simme towards Mannried. Swimming not allowed. Location Grill, seating and wood available
Sparenmoos, above the restaurant. Location Grill, seating and wood available