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Hiking trail to the Fondue Caquelon cheese grotto

2,38 km
0:50 hr
167 m
0 m
70
TOP Moderate
Condition
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Best season
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Starting point of the tour
Station Gstaad
Destination of the tour
The large fondue pot cheese grotto, 46.469940, 7.305190
Lowest point
1.049 m
Highest point
1.217 m
Properties
  • Nice views
  • Suitable for families and children
  • Cultural/historical value
Source : Gstaad Saanenland

Enjoy a fondue with a view of Gstaad and then view the impressive display of 3,000 cheeses in the cheese grotto.

From the Gstaad train station or the Gstaad promenade you can reach the Fondue Caquelon at the cheese grotto in about 45 minutes. Follow the Gstaad - Bissen - Turbach hiking trail. It can accommodate up to eight people and cannot be reserved.

Another option is to take public transport from Gstaad on post bus route 182, Gstaad - Turbach, as far as the "Bissenegg" stop. Walk the last 100 metres to the cheese grotto.

If coming by car, drive from Gstaad towards the Wasserngrat valley station. At the "Käsegrotte" signpost turn left. Navigation device: Bissenstrasse 83, 3780 Gstaad.

Properties
Gstaad – Litzi – Bissen - cheese grotto
Equipment
The Fondue Backpack (order the fondue backpack the day before during the opening hours of any of the following dairies: Schönried Dairy, Fromage & Pain Saanen, Gstaad Dairy, Zweisimmen Dairy), good footwear, beverages.

The Fondue Backpack contains all of the ingredients needed for the irresistible outdoor experience: a full set of preparation equipment, either a traditional thick fondue or a particularly flavoursome truffle fondue, as well as crusty fondue bread, spices, fondue pot, warmer, plates and forks.

Tip of the author
After your fondue, do pay a visit to the cheese grotto where over 3,000 cheeses are stored. You should register your visit with the Molkerei Gstaad the day before.
Public Transit
From the station in Gstaad: Post bus 182, Gstaad – Turbach, bus stop: Bissenegg
Parking
There are parking spaces in the village of Gstaad
Getting There
The Destination Gstaad is located in the south-west of Switzerland right on the border to the French-speaking part of the country. The Destination is easily accessed by rail or car from the regions around Lake Thun and Lake Geneva and the Gruyere region Direct connections to the European high-speed rail network and all international airports in Switzerland guarantee a time-saving and pleasant journey.

More information on gstaad.ch: Travel & Public Transport.

Additional Information
More information about the Fondueland Gstaad: /www.gstaad.ch/en/gstaad/fondueland-gstaad
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