Gstaad [ kʃta ː d] is a village ( Bäuert ) in the Bernese Oberland. It is located on 1,050 m above sea level. Level and belongs to the municipality of Saanen in Switzerland.


The village center is a car free zone since 1998. On the promenade, which is caused by the bypass, there are numerous exclusive shops, restaurants and hotels. All houses are built in a chalet style, which gives the place a special charm. Numerous celebrities spend their holidays here.


In Gstaad, the following regular events are located: The international men's tennis tournament Crédit Agricole Suisse Open, Beach Volleyball Grand Slam tournament FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, Polo Tournament Hublot Polo Gold Cup, the Gstaad Winter Games, the Gstaad Promenade Party, the Menuhin Festival Gstaad, the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad and in September the Country Night Festival. In addition, the beach volleyball World Cup 2007 was held in Gstaad. During the Davidoff Saveurs Festival ( late summer ) are each several celebrity chefs from around the world in Saanen to spoil the international guests.


Gstaad is part of the municipality of Saanen and is the tourist capital of the Saanen. Here spend many celebrities of the jet set their holidays, such as Roger Moore and Bernie Ecclestone, and in the past, Tony Curtis, Gunter Sachs, Curd Jürgens, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Grace, Yehudi Menuhin and Axel Springer. Here they value, compared with swanky places like Zermatt and St. Moritz, the peace and especially the absence of autograph - hunters. But Gstaad is not only a Nobel resort. It can be found in Gstaad and the surrounding villages of Saanen, Schönried and Saanenmöser also discount hotels and restaurants.

Gstaad is both in winter and summer vacation destination. In Gstaad itself to the ski resorts Wispile, Eggli - Saanen- Chalberhöni - Videmanette and Wasserngrat, and in the immediate vicinity of this Saanenmöser, Schönried Zweisimmen, Gsteig, Lauenen and Les Diablerets / Vaud Alps.


  • Johnny Hallyday ( born 1942 ), French singer, songwriter and actor
  • Hans Kurt Brand ( born 1966 ), cyclist
  • Araxi Karnusian (born 1969 ), Armenian jazz musician, composer
  • Philippe Bach ( born 1974 ), conductor, music director of the Meiningen Court Orchestra




Beach Volleyball Tournament in Gstaad

Overlooking the village of Gstaad

Chairlift Chalberhöni / Saanen