Gstaad, situated at 1050 meters is a luxury winter sport center situated in the bilingual German and French speaking canton of Bern. This mountain village is part of the Saanen municipality and counts 3200 permanent inhabitants. It is not without reason that Gstaad is renowned for its ski station and the resort community for crowned heads, European aristocracy and wealthy families. The station is simply spectacular with its car-free center, 5-stars hotels and chalet adorned with flowers and designed by the best architects, its luxury ships and banks. Gstaad has the luxury international winter sport station but its surroundings are none the less impressive and give opportunities for less affluent pockets to discover the charms of its picturesque landscapes, fresh mountain air and 200 km of trails at the altitude of 3000 meters. The station is served by a railway line Montreux-Bernese Highlands, highways A12 and A6 as well as a small airport of Saanen. In Gstaad you may enjoy walking the main pedestrian street with its beautiful boutiques. The village of the Saanen has cottages constructed between the XVth and the XVIIIth century as well as the Landschaft museum and the Menuhin Center.
Living in Gstaad, whether for a few days or for longer, is a completely unique experience of being in the midst of just exceptional nature, skiing or walking along the streets and shops. The village hosts two international schools for children from wealthy families. The Rosey institute is renowned far beyond the Swiss borders as well as the John F. Kennedy International School in Saanen. Two known classical music festivals take place in Saanen: the Menuhin Festival in Summer and the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad in Winter. Sport enthusiasts may enjoy international tennis and polo tournaments as well as old cars rally. In restaurants, whether simple or renowned, you may taste the famous Swiss “fondue” with meringues and double cream, walnut tart not forgetting the fine cold meats of the region and the famous Saanen mustard as well as other countless cheeses and alpine products. The real estate offer in Gstaad and its surroundings is oriented towards the wealthiest buyers. The prices per square meter rank among the highest in Switzerland and some cottages, classified as luxury real estate, reach astronomical prices.