Electronic recording of guest data
Since mid-August, all restaurants and hotels have had to record the contact details of their guests. Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus (GST) offers an electronic overall solution in cooperation with the Hotelier's Association.
Masks must be worn at major events
Anyone attending a major event in the canton of Bern with over 1000 people from 1 October onwards must wear a mask. The cantonal government has passed a decree to this effect. At the beginning of October, the Canton of Berne will also reopen the drive-in test centre in Berne.
Modernisation of the Sanetsch hydropower plant
The Sanetsch hydropower plant in Innergsteig is being renovated. It will be equipped with new control elements for largely autonomous operation at a cost of around CHF 3m. The construction work will also have an impact on the water level of Lake Sanetsch. The reservoir water will be used primarily ...
Grades 7 to 9 to be closed in Bissen-Turbach
Grades 7 to 9 from Bissen and Turbach will be integrated into the centre for upper school Oberstufenzentrum OSZ Ebnit, Gstaad in the summer of 2021. Officials explain that the number of pupils is and remains too low to continue these classes in Turbach. Classes up to grade 6 will remain in ...
Gold for Anja von Allmen
The double has been achieved: Anja von Allmen from Spiez, who is a sports member of the Gstaad Yacht Club, has now also secured the European Championship title after winning the Junior World Championship in Laser 4.7 exactly one year ago. Viktoria Jedlinska (SNG) also made it into the top 10, ...
Storage hut turned refuge
Mountain View AG and Gstaad Saanenland Tourism are planning a refuge on the Rellerli, or more precisely on the Hugeli. It will replace the hut adjacent to the Hugeli ski lift ski lift.
I will start this article with an assertion: if you have children aged eight and above, you are probably familiar with the Selecta machine.
Handbags as an investment?
Handbags as an investment? I too was taken aback. But reality bears repeating given the number of men who collect them. Invest in Hermès: Birkin and Kelly handbags to be precise.
When its all about the horsepower
During the summer season, a variety of horse carriage providers offer spirited jaunts around the Saanenland, a sublimely enjoyable way to see the spectacular landscape that takes you back to a slower, simpler era.
Imola was the first stop of the rebranded championship GT World Challenge Europe for Karim Ojjeh, who spent a demanding but successful weekend on the race track.
Evergreens and a green wave
In Château-d’Oex, the open-air paper cutting exhibition Le Grand des Marques – Erde und Natur has been opened with large-format reproductions. Evergreens and a green waves as well as tradition and modernity meet in exciting ways.
How healthy is the gold of the Alps?
One often hears that cheese is high in fat and therefore unhealthy. On the other hand, it is claimed that Alpkäse (Alpine cheese) is better and healthier than conventional cheese. What is one to believe?
Cows under the hammer
In early August, Ueli Bach hosted the 44th Viehversteigerung (cattle auction) at Gummalp. A popular family tradition, GstaadLife went along to see what it was all about.
Sol Gabetta, world-renowned cellist and recipient of numerous awards celebrating her exceptional artistic achievement, was in the Saanenland for a pop-up concert organised by the Gstaad Menuhin Festival. Sol carved time out of her rehearsal schedule to talk to GstaadLife.
Music to forget the world outside
There simply is nothing else of importance when Sol Gabetta and Alexander Melnikov play cello sonatas. The one and a half hours of music at this year's pop-up Menuhin Festival in the Saanen church were pure pleasure – both at the venue or digitally from home.
Maddox Gallery brings old glamour back to Gstaad
Maddox Gallery in Gstaad is showing the first official retrospective of Terry O’Neill’s work since the photographer, known for his portraits of celebrities, passed away last year.