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Yehudi Menuhin Philosophers Trail

3,33 km
1:00 hrs.
8 m
42 m
TOP Easy
Best season
Starting point of the tour
Gstaad, Kapälliplatz
Destination of the tour
Menuhin Center Saanen
Lowest point
1.009 m
Highest point
1.052 m
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Family friendly
Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

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.

From Kapälliplatz in Gstaad, stroll in the direction of Saanen until you reach the Galerie Atelier d'Artiste. Pass the railroad underpass in the direction of Gschwend and follow the Saane. A quiet, shady path leads from there along the river to Stiftung Alpenruhe - a home for the disabled with a cafeteria. Afterwards you hike to the Chouflisbach, which leads you back to the Saane. Follow it until you reach the village of Saanen. After a recommended visit to the Museum of the landscape Saanen and the Menuhin Center Saanen, your walk ends at the nearby Mauritius Church.
Gstaad - Saanen
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A leaflet is available at the tourist offices of the region.

Menuhin Center in Saanen.

Public Transit
Gstaad train station
Various parking spaces and car parks are available in 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. The main means of transport in the destination of Gstaad are the "MOB" (Montreux-Oberland Bernois) train and numerous post bus lines. 

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Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus
Haus des Gastes
Promenade 41
3780 Gstaad
Tel.: +41 (0)33 748 81 81
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