Once again this summer, there is plenty to do, see and discover in Gstaad. The most outstanding attraction is its stunning natural environment in the heart of the Alps. Hikers on such routes as the one from the Horneggli to the Rinderberg and from the Wispile to Lake Lauenen are able to appreciate the region’s wide range of landscapes. And – because Gstaad is all about having a good time – you’re never far from a comfortable restaurant serving regional specialities.
Mirage Gstaad - Elevation 1049: Frequencies
Elevation 1049: Frequencies has been back in Gstaad since February 2019, presenting 'Mirage Gstaad', a new outdoor sculpture unique to Gstaad. The mirror house stands on the hiking trail between Schönried and Gstaad and can only be reached on foot. Parking is available in Schönried. It was designed by Los Angeles-based artist Doug Aitken and it’s the first time the exhibit will be in Gstaad for a longer time. Over the next two years it will reflect the mountain landscape and changing seasons and interact with them.
Hiking highlight Col du Pillon-Feutersoey
The Col du Pillon-Feutersoey hike
An easy, but no less beautiful hike takes you from Col du Pillon to Lake Arnen. Especially in autumn, the magical colors of nature come alive and there are always great vantage points with a view onto the lake. Here, in the „small Canada“ of Saanenland, you can enjoy local specialties at the „Huus am Arnensee“ and the surrounding peacefulness of nature makes you more aware of such happy moments.
Activities on this hike
Three-Lakes hike with a view
A must for all those who love mountain lakes. This hike starts at Lake Retaud, passes by a small mountain lake before Alp Seeberg and then finishes at Lake Arnen. The panorama is unbeatable.
Experience at Lake Arnen
It doesn’t matter whether you enjoy the peacefulness of nature or you prefer to actively enjoy the lake – at Lake Arnen everything is possible: SUP, fishing, bathing your feet and then satisfying your hunger while barbecuing at selected areas around the lake.
Huus am Arnensee
The restaurant on Lake Arnen has a large sun terrace and a playground directly on the lake. Here hikers and nature lovers will be spoiled with regional delicacies.
Swiss Hiking Conference
The first Swiss Hiking Conference will take place September 2-4, 2020 in Gstaad. It should become an industry meeting point. The Swiss Hiking Trail Federation is the competence partner. Nik Hartmann, an expert on Switzerland as a hiking country, will be moderating the event.
Competition Gstaad Dream Vacation
Do you want to experience the Destination Gstaad at its best? Take part in our competition and win an unforgettable summer holiday in the "Last paradise in a crazy world", as it was once described by acting legend Julie Andrews.