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Gstaad is situated in the south-western area of Switzerland, close to the border with the French-speaking area of Switzerland. The region is readily accessible by car from the Lake Thunarea, Lake Geneva and the Greyerzerland. It is also well catered for via an extensive rail network. Widely considered one of the safest areas for skiing and snowboarding, this is one of the most popular activities for tourists while they are staying here. With over two hundred fantastic restaurants designed to cater to every taste, Gstaad is also a great option for foodies looking for an exciting place to dine. The array of galleries also showcases some of the strong artwork that is produced in the region.
The history of the Gstaad holiday region is strongly linked to its alpine history and the local population is very craft orientated so be sure to check out some of the local craftsmanship. Aside from eating, the bars and live music on offer in Gstaad provide some of the most exciting glimpses of Swiss-style partygoing. Gstaad's major historical district, the promenade, is great for alternative shopping amenities with its wide variety of boutiques. This area is car-free but ample parking is provided close by.