Pick-up and drop-off service in Gstaad
Autohaus von Känel AG in Frutigen lives and breathes the automobile. It is the official partner for VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda and VW Commercial Vehicles.
The dog calls the shots in the pasture
They are big, mostly white, bark loudly and live amid livestock herds: livestock guardian dogs. Those who conscientiously follow the rules of conduct have nothing to fear from them – in theory.
Melanie Uhkötter is on a mission. As co-founder of the Friends of Saanenwald association, she is committed to enhancing the physical and mental health of people through a deep connection with nature.
This summer ENHAUT is hosting two concurrent art exhibitions in Château-d’Oex: WARKA-RENAISSANCE by Lara-Scarlett Gervais and NOMADE by Frédéric Ansermet.
30 organisations for Alpine pleasure destination
In 2016, leading groups and organization in tourism developed a tourism strategy for the Destination Gstaad. Now the strategy was revised and signed by 30 organisations who represent a wide range of stakeholders. It defines how the region wants to develop in terms of tourism.
Graff: The art of storytelling
The girl who created the stars – the ancient folk tale provided the first spark of inspiration for Graff’s striking and sensual Tribal collection.
Mateo Sanz Lanz to sail in Tokyo
The Swiss Olympic Sailing Team presented its line-up for the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo on 8 July. Mateo Sanz Lanz from Gstaad Yacht Club, boat class RS:X, is one of six sailors who will represent Switzerland at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Inaugural literature symposium WoWed guests
From 25 to 27 June the Saanenland was host to the inaugural WoW Gstaad: World of Words Literature Symposium.
Depopulation in the Saanenland
New ways of living and working offer mountain regions like Obersimmental and Saanenland an opportunity. “Creative solutions are needed for success,” says Professor Dr Heike Mayer from the University of Bern.
New emergency meeting points
Over the next two years, the municipalities of the Canton of Bern are to gradually establish a network of emergency meeting points. Preparations are also underway in the Saanenland.
Gstaad’s hotel industry shines bright
Author and hotel tester Karl Wild answered the question for the 25th time: “Where are the brightest hotel stars?” Saanenland has reason to be proud – nine hotels are among the top 100 hotels in Switzerland.
First aid for bicycles
Just imagine: You are on a fantastic bike tour. The weather is great, you feel totally fit. Everything is going like clockwork. But then the bike doesn‘t want to go on. Mountains and hills far and wide, but no bike shop.
Major fire in the village centre of Zweisimmen
On the night of 1 July, a major fire broke out in the village centre of Zweisimmen. A residential and commercial building and an apartment building burnt out completely. Another building was severely damaged. The police began investigations into the cause of the fire.
A ranger at Lake Lauenen
By employing a ranger in the Gelten-Iffigen nature reserve, the municipality of Lauenen and Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus want to inform visitors and locals about nature conservation and rules of conduct outdoors.
Issue 4 | 2021 Editorial
How could one not want to live in the Saanenland, which seems to have everything on offer one could wish for in a mountain region: pristine landscapes, endless outdoor activities, a rich cultural scene, a modern infrastructure, ... But this is only one side of the coin.
Mirage moves to Wispile
The art installation Mirage, which stood along the hiking trail just below Schönried, is to find its location on the Wispile for the next two years.
New director at municipal administration
The municipal council of Saanen has elected 47-year-old Roman Gimmel as director of the municipal administration. He succeeds Thomas Bollmann, who will leave the municipality of Saanen at the end of August. Gimmel will take office on 1 January 2022.
Secured until the end of 2023
The municipalities of the Obersimmental-Saanen administrative district are supporting the Maternité Alpine maternity hospital in 2022 and 2023 with a solidarity contribution of CHF 10 per inhabitant.
Branding is big business these days. Travel to Paris and you’ll be surrounded by replica Eiffel Towers. A certain city in America is famous for ‘I ♥NY’.