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Schönried - Gruben - Gstaad (via Löchli)

4,44 km
1:15 hrs.
1 m
181 m
Best season
Starting point of the tour
Schönried, railway station
Lowest point
1.049 m
Highest point
1.231 m
  • Nice views
  • Suitable for prams
  • With refreshment stops
  • Suitable for families and children
  • Surface neigeuse damée
Source : Gstaad Saanenland

This continual downhill run from Schönried to Gstaad and varied hike for enthusiastic hikers boasts views of towering mountain peaks and the historic heart of the Saanenland.

Schönried (1,230 metres above sea level), a sunny mountain terrace in the region of Gstaad, is the starting point for this winter hike that takes you towards Gstaad itself. The village is nestled between its local mountain, the Horneggli, and Rellerli.

This easy winter hiking trail runs along the foot of the Hornberg and maintains a continual gentle descent to Gstaad. As you cross meadows and pathways you have beautiful views of Saanen, the historical heart of the Saanenland. This village, with its cosy chalets dating from the 15th to the 18th century, is on the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites. Not to be missed: Le Rubli, or as the Saanenlanders call it, Rübli(horn), towering majestically into the sky.

The second part of the hike brings you close to the railway tracks. With a bit of luck you will see the GoldenPass panoramic train with its famous panorama cars gliding its way through the idyllic snow-covered landscape. Soon you catch sight of your destination and within a few minutes you reach the chalet village of Gstaad and its special landmark, the Gstaad Palace with its four striking towers. Once again, the hiking trail above Gstaad takes you across the railway line before you reach the village with its charming and inviting promenade.


Elevation 1049
Frequencies has been back in Gstaad since February 2019, presenting 'Mirage Gstaad', a new outdoor sculpture unique to Gstaad. 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. The outdoor sculpture can be visited at any time and is located right next to the winter hiking trail (46°29’53.4’′N / 7°17’11.1’′E).

See also
Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus
Haus des Gastes
Promenade 41
CH- 3780 Gstaad
Tel.: +41 (0)33 748 81 81
Fax: +41 (0)33 748 81 83
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Schönried - Gruben - Gstaad

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