Facts and information about Gstaad
The official language spoken in Gstaad is Swiss-German, however most people there also speak English.
The currency used in Gstaad is Swiss francs.
Best travel time
The climate in Gstaad has four very distinctive seasons. It is a wonderful winter destination as during the winter it snows frequently and during the day the sun will be shining. During the summer it is quite hot and the weather is very good.
Entering Switzerland you do not need a visa, you will only need a valid passport.
Other than the standard vaccinations you do not need any other vaccinations.
Country and People
Traditions and Culture
Gstaad is known as one of the most exclusive ski resorts and is known for its luxurious hotels, high-society nightlife, fine dining, international starts, shopping and excellent service. It is tradition for local inhabitants to participate in the annual “Bernese yodeling festival” which occurs during June. The lifestyle lead by the inhabitants of Gstaad is very luxurious and enjoyable.
There is a local bus service in Gstaad which rotates in and around the city making everything very accessible. The train service throughout the whole of Switzerland is also very reliable and enables easy transportation.
When travelling to Gstaad the two closest and most convenient airports are “Geneva Airport” and “Bern Airport” which both receive international flights coming in and out on a daily basis. At both Airports it is possible to rent a car which should be reserved in advance. Due to the convenient train transportation it is possible to even travel to Gstaad from the airport via train.
Discover and Enjoy
In Gstaad the most unique fascinating sight worth seeing is the view when you are on the peak of the mountain, especially when going up to the “Glacier 3000”. Amongst others it is recommended to stroll through the streets as the city has a unique flair.
Yearly there is a variety of different events occurring amongst which are: - The Allianz Suisse Open Gstaad tennis tournament - The Hublot Polo Gold Cup - The Menuhin Festival - Country night Gstaad
The food in Gstaad is very typical Swiss food therefore some specialties include cheese fondue, Raclete, Rösti and a variety of different local cheese sorts.
- Aeschi b. Spiez
- Gsteig b. Gstaad
- Kleine Scheidegg
- Lauenen b. Gstaad
- Lenk im Simmental
- Muerren / Mürren
- Oberwil im Simmental
- Reichenbach im Kandertal