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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Audioguide Saanen Willkommen zum Audioguide Saanen, der Sie durch das Dorf, seine Geschichte und Architektur führen wird. Lassen Sie sich die Besonderheiten der hiesigen Baukunst näher bringen, erfahren Sie mehr über die Entwicklung unserer Region und entdecken Sie verborgene Schätze, die sonst im... 1,78 km 0:30 hr 23 m 21 m 62 Easy Source : Gstaad Saanenland Zweisimmen Castle Trail (circular route) Welcome to the country of the counts, knights and castles. It's already a long time ago but just so close to each own childhood. The Obersimmental has its beautiful landscape with a historic core. Because the two former castles on the Mannenberg and the parish church at... 6,85 km 2:00 hrs. 147 m 147 m 48 Easy Source : Gstaad Saanenland Chastalet Circular Trail The village of Gsteig was first mentioned in an official record dating back to 1312 as a Chastalet (watch, defence or refuge tower). This circular trail is enchanting with the wild and untamed beauty of the Burgfälle waterfall. Boards along the route provide facts and information... 6,50 km 2:30 hrs. 341 m 341 m 47 Moderate Source : Gstaad Saanenland 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.Restaurants along... 9,99 km 2:30 hrs. 211 m 211 m 47 Easy Source : Gstaad Saanenland 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 44 Difficult Source : Gstaad Saanenland 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 44 Easy Source : Gstaad Saanenland 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. Restaurants along the route:- Hüslibergbeizli, Tel. +41 (0) 33 722 14 56- Alp... 3,54 km 1:00 hrs. 108 m 108 m 44 Easy Source : Gstaad Saanenland Blumenweg Horneggli (Circular Trail) Narzissenblütige Anemone, Grünstieliger Streifenfarn and many more exciting names meet the pedestrians on the marked Blumenweg at Horneggli.Two sections of this circular route take you around the Hornfluh. A third, steep section is located on the way up to Hornfluh. Best season... 2,70 km 1:00 hrs. 101 m 101 m 43 Easy Source : Gstaad Saanenland Lake Arnen Forest Natur Loop Trail A number of information boards providing facts about trees and fishing in the area are dotted along this circular route around Lake Arnen.Highlight: Pedalo and boat hireSee alsoGstaad Saanenland TourismusHaus des GastesPromenade 41CH- 3780 GstaadTel.: +41 (0)33 748 81 81Fax: +41... 3,39 km 1:00 hrs. 18 m 18 m 41 Easy Source : Gstaad Saanenland 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.See alsoGstaad Saanenland TourismusHaus des GastesPromenade 41CH- 3780... 4,06 km 1:00 hrs. 153 m 9 m 41 Easy Source : Gstaad Saanenland Turbach Theme Trail (circular trail) Hidden away between the Hornfluh and the Giferhorn, the enchanting Turbach valley is part of the Saanenland. As of the isolated location, its inhabitants developed certain peculiarities. Taking into account several place names such as Turbach "the impetuous", you can suppose that... 11,47 km 2:30 hrs. 280 m 280 m 40 Moderate Source : Gstaad Saanenland 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. Highlight: Wispile scooter get-togetherNote(s)Please take note of the operating... 1,89 km 0:45 hr 1 m 328 m 38 Easy Source : Gstaad Saanenland 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.To round off the outing we also recommend you visit the Museum der... 2,72 km 0:45 hr 45 m 11 m 35 Easy Source : Gstaad Saanenland Yehudi Menuhin Philosophers Trail Between the chapel in Gstaad and the church in Saanen you will come across 12 boards containing quotations by Lord Yehudi Menuhin (1916 - 1999). In 1957 this great musician, violinist, humanist, philanthropist and honorary citizen of the Municipality of Saanen founded the now... 3,33 km 1:00 hrs. 8 m 42 m 35 Easy Source : Gstaad Saanenland

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.