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Gstaad

Country
Switzerland
State
Switzerland (General)
City
Gstaad
Type of Location
Multiple
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Train

Gstaad is in the MOB (Montreux Oberland Bernois) railway line which runs from Montreux to Zweisimmen. Some of the trains are Golden Pass Panoramic or Classic trains, which cost no more but are worth getting. The Panoramic carriages have plenty of glass, which enables you to see more of the spectacular views as you climb up from Lake Geneva. You can also book and pay extra to sit in right at the front of the train - the driver's cabin is perched above your head and it feels like you are in charge. The Classic carriages are all wood-lined and have waitress service for drinks - it's like being on the Orient Express! The trip from Montreux to Gstaad cost 48CHF return in 2008 and is worth it just for the scenery. If you go during the Montreux Jazz festival you can catch a special jazz train, which has live music in dedicated carriages for a few francs extra.

Key places to visit
Glacier 3000, Gstaad Palace, Menuhin Festival


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Places to Visit

Glacier 3000. Take the Cable Car 10,000 feet up to the top of the Les Diablerets glacier and hike, explore, dine at the top.

Gstaad Palace, Over the years the Gstaad Palace has earned an unrivalled reputation for discreet, refined hospitality, and has always welcomed the most discerning international clientele. Set on a hill overlooking Gstaad, the resort is privileged to offer a breathtaking view of the majestic Swiss Alps. The 104 tastefully decorated rooms include 29 junior suites, 4 suites, 2 Tower Suites and the most luxurious and sophisticated three-bedroom Penthouse Suite ever built in an Alpine resort.

Menuhin Festival, This annual month-long festival takes place in August and includes at least 15 evening performances, including orchestral, choral and chamber concerts and organ recitals. Since its inception in 1956, the festival has focused on new music and new musicians, although it has also featured international stars performing traditional works. The repertoires usually vary, and include both classical styles such as Bach and Mozart to contemporary pieces by Gershwin and others. All performances take place in Saanen Church.

Right Time to Visit

January - March
October - December

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