Cultural and Themed Trails

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As well as offering a reason to get out and hike through magnificent natural surroundings, these cultural and theme-based trails also provide a wealth of knowledge and information about culture, music, history, the weather and architecture. All the cultural and themed trails in the Destination Gstaad are summarised below.

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Märliweg Gsteig-Feutersoey Interactive fairy tale puzzle path for young and old. 4,69 km 1:15 hrs. 78 m 27 m 78 TOP Moderate Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus Yehudi Menuhin Philosophers Trail On this path along the Saane, the hiker is accompanied by 12 panels with quotations from Lord Yehudi Menuhin (1916 - 1999). The great musician, violinist, humanist and honorary citizen of the municipality of Saanen founded the now world-famous Menuhin Festival in 1957. 3,33 km 1:00 hrs. 8 m 42 m 71 TOP Easy Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus Lake Arnen Forest Natur Loop Trail Le long de ce circuit autour de l'Arnensee, on trouve de nombreux tableaux d'information qui renseignent à propos des arbres et de la pêche. 3,39 km 1:00 hrs. 18 m 18 m 71 TOP Easy Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus Zweisimmen Castle Trail (circular route) 2-hour circular walk with exciting details about the castle ruins and local history. 6,85 km 2:00 hrs. 147 m 147 m 71 TOP Easy Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus Chastalet Circular Trail The Chastalet circular route with the spectacular "Burgfälle". (Waterfalls) 6,50 km 2:30 hrs. 341 m 341 m 69 TOP Moderate Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus History trail Schönried - Saanenmöser Eleven boards along this theme-based trail provide a potted history of the area from the 13th to the 19th century. This popular panoramic trail is wheelchair-compatible and suitable for children's buggies. 2,72 km 0:45 hr 45 m 11 m 68 TOP Easy Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus Turbach Theme Trail (circular trail) Circular trail of 2.5 hours with 14 panels on the history of the Turbach Valley. 11,47 km 2:30 hrs. 280 m 280 m 65 TOP Moderate Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus Sparenmoos Game Trail (circular trail) This is a trail for early-risers: the best time to experience game in the wild is in the spring in the early morning between the hours of 5 and 9. Red deer, chamois, fallow deer and snow hares are shy animals that steer clear of people. With a bit of luck and a pair of... 1,95 km 0:45 hr 66 m 66 m 65 TOP Easy Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus Sparenmoos Moor Trail (circular trail) Moors are a type of wetland, i.e. damp, acidic habitats nutrient-poor for fauna and flora specialists. Information boards along the way provide detailed explanations on this precious ecosystem. 3,54 km 1:00 hrs. 108 m 108 m 65 TOP Easy Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus Audioguide Saanen Via 28 stations, the audio guide takes visitors through the significant history and architecture of the chalet village of Saanen. Playlist on YouTubeClick here 1,78 km 0:30 hr 23 m 21 m 64 Easy Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus Wispile Cheese Trail The Wispile is the place to be if you're a nature lover and keen to know more about the traditional way of making cheese. The interesting information panels on the cheese trail have been redesigned. 1,89 km 0:45 hr 1 m 328 m 64 Easy Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus Cultural trail Sparenmoos (circular trail) Customs, mountain legends, local specialities and many more interesting facts are waiting to be discovered along the Zweisimmen Cultural Trail. The trail leads through the Sparenmoos moorland countryside, past traditional Alpine houses and flower-rich meadows. 9,99 km 2:30 hrs. 211 m 211 m 63 Easy Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus Sculpture Trail Lauenen Along the existing Lauenen - Rohr - Lake Lauenen hiking trail local foresters have carved native animals out of tree stumps using chainsaws. These carvings blend in harmoniously with the natural landscape. 4,06 km 1:00 hrs. 153 m 9 m 62 Easy Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus Blumenweg Horneggli (Circular Trail) Narzissenblütige Anemone, Grünstieliger Streifenfarn and many more exciting names meet the pedestrians on the marked Blumenweg at Horneggli. 2,70 km 1:00 hrs. 101 m 101 m 61 Easy Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus Obersimmental Chalet Trail A delight for lovers of Swiss chalets: this theme-based trail takes you through the entire Obersimmental valley, giving you a wonderful insight into outstanding carpentry skills. The route can be extended from Zweisimmen to Lenk.The Obersimmental Chalet Trail brochure with... 20,57 km 5:00 hrs. 600 m 475 m 60 Difficult Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Further cultural and themed trails

Zweisimmen Summer Garden Trail

From mid-June to the end of September, Zweisimmen is an absolute delight for all flower enthusiasts with its multitude of pretty gardens, façades, balconies and kitchen gardens. The itinerary takes you through the entire village as far as Blankenburg, Mannried/Grubenwald and Hindere Rychestei. Each of the special points of interest is signposted. Maps with the featured sites are available from the Zweisimmen Tourist Office.