Ban on bonfires and fireworks for national day
Due to the drought of the last weeks and months, most cantons have a ban on open fires and firworks. The municipal councils of Saanen, Gsteig and Lauenen have now also issued a detailed statement just before the festivities of the Swiss national day.
Light the night on fire
The Swiss National Day bonfires, ignited every 1 August night on mountain peaks encircling the Saanenland, are an amiable and soulful way of celebrating the foundation of the Swiss Confederacy and honoring the memory of the Federal Charter of 1291 of Schwyz, Uri and Unterwalden.
Summer wakeboarding on Hornberg
There is a new summer activity this year organised by the association Wake up Gstaad. Located at the storage reservoir on Hornberg, it is the highest wakeboard facility in Europe and the people behind the project are full of pride and enthusiasm.
Tea Time with Nirmal Sethia
For this article Gstaadlife met with Nirmal Sethia, Chairman of the luxury UK company, Newby Teas, and two staff members: Aneta Aslakhanova, Global Marketing Director, and Jean-Baptiste Granger, Managing Director of Newby Teas Switzerland.
Gstaad Airport inauguration
After only 14 months of construction work, the new airport facilities have been completed. The teams of the Gstaad Airport AG and the Air-Glaciers AG could already move into the new buildings in May and in early July followed the official inauguration.
Construction has begun at the Alpenruhe
After a good ten years of planning, the Alpenruhe Foundation has finally begun construction of its new building. Although the popular playground will remain closed during the construction period, a new and even more attractive area for children is planned to open in the spring of 2021.
Hiking trails remain closed
The hiking trails Gsteig-Sanetsch and Rotegrabe-Burg were partly buried by rock fall last autumn. According to various experts and authorities they will both remain closed this summer.
Gsteig’s Bären to reopen in December
There was reason for optimism at a recent communal meeting in Gsteig: a new tenant couple for the Bären has been hired to reopen the restaurant in December.
Lo Carroz di Bossons, the new “home” for car collectors’ cars
Numerous car enthusiasts from near and far took part in the opening of Lo Carroz di Bossons in Château-D’Oex in late June. Many Damounais, as residents of Château-D’Oex are called, also took the opportunity to visit the new and improved premises of the refurbished storage space for cars.