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Saanenmöser
Schönriederweg
Schönriederweg
Route 447, Saanenmöser–Schönried
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Saanenmöser
Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 3, Gstaad–Spiez
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Saanenmöser
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Saanen
Saanenmöser

Saanenmöser

Saanenmöser marks the watershed between the catchment area of the Simme and Saane rivers. From the direction of the Bernese Oberland, the chalet village is the gateway to the Gstaad-Saanenland holiday region.
Saanenmöser (1279m) sits on the pass between Zweisimmen and Saanen. The village belongs to the municipality of Saanen and has an area of 120km2, including Gstaad, Saanen, Schönried, Abländschen and Turbach. Saanenmöser is reached from Bern or Montreux in 30 minutes by Montreux-Oberland Railway with its well-known panorama carriages.

The village of Saanen, the historic heart of Saanenland, is 20 minutes by train from Saanenmöser. Its unique character is shaped by narrow streets and lanes, lined with old wooden chalets and dominated by the 15th-century Mauritiuskirche (St. Maurice Church). Saanenland is rich in beautiful old chalets that blend into the landscape. The original appearance of the villages has been maintained thanks to strict building regulations. The wooden chalet epitomizes the characteristic building style of the region.

The gentle cultivated landscape, a cornerstone of today’s flourishing tourism, stems from mountain farming practiced here for centuries. Original breeds of farm animals, such as Simmentaler cows and Saanen goats, still define the agricultural scene in the Gstaad holiday region and enjoy an excellent international reputation.

About 80 Alpine working farms and 100 working dairies are dotted throughout Saanenland. Many old customs are still kept up today: at the summer «Suufsunntiga» (drinking Sunday) on various alps, the Meisterkuh (the season’s «boss» cow) is chosen in a jolly atmosphere with folk music and dancing. Other traditions include festive cattle auctions and cattle drives to and from the Alpine pastures. Traditional handicrafts are also cultivated: nowhere else is the art of scissor cutting so widely practiced as in the upper reaches of the River Saane.

Summer

The Gstaad holiday region, with over 300km of signposted, well-maintained paths and trails is a true hiking heaven. The network, extremely easy to access by rail & cableways and public transport includes trails of all grades, from family hikes and panorama paths suitable for wheelchairs to high-Alpine tours. With mountain bike routes, a summer roller-sledge run, scooter-bike runs, river rafting and canyoning, the mountain region offers something for everyone.

Winter

It’s just a few metres from Saanenmöser railway station to the bottom station of the Saanerslochgrat / Hornberg aerial cableway, gateway to the region’s largest ski arena. Several cross-country ski runs as well as numerous winter-walking trails start directly from Saanenmöser. The Gstaad holiday region offers innovative leisure-time options including dog-sled rides, balloon trips, ice climbing and snow golf.

Highlights

  • The region’s largest ski arena with 120km of pistes and links to Zweisimmen, St. Stephan and Schönried.
  • «Golden Pass» panorama railway section; from Montreux on Lac Léman via Saanenmöser to the Thunersee (Lake Thun) and on to Luzern.
Saanenmöser marks the watershed between the catchment area of the Simme and Saane rivers. From the direction of the Bernese Oberland, the chalet village is the gateway to the Gstaad-Saanenland holiday region.
Saanenmöser (1279m) sits on the pass between Zweisimmen and Saanen. The village belongs to the municipality of Saanen and has an area of 120km2, including Gstaad, Saanen, Schönried, Abländschen and Turbach. Saanenmöser is reached from Bern or Montreux in 30 minutes by Montreux-Oberland Railway with its well-known panorama carriages.

The village of Saanen, the historic heart of Saanenland, is 20 minutes by train from Saanenmöser. Its unique character is shaped by narrow streets and lanes, lined with old wooden chalets and dominated by the 15th-century Mauritiuskirche (St. Maurice Church). Saanenland is rich in beautiful old chalets that blend into the landscape. The original appearance of the villages has been maintained thanks to strict building regulations. The wooden chalet epitomizes the characteristic building style of the region.

The gentle cultivated landscape, a cornerstone of today’s flourishing tourism, stems from mountain farming practiced here for centuries. Original breeds of farm animals, such as Simmentaler cows and Saanen goats, still define the agricultural scene in the Gstaad holiday region and enjoy an excellent international reputation.

About 80 Alpine working farms and 100 working dairies are dotted throughout Saanenland. Many old customs are still kept up today: at the summer «Suufsunntiga» (drinking Sunday) on various alps, the Meisterkuh (the season’s «boss» cow) is chosen in a jolly atmosphere with folk music and dancing. Other traditions include festive cattle auctions and cattle drives to and from the Alpine pastures. Traditional handicrafts are also cultivated: nowhere else is the art of scissor cutting so widely practiced as in the upper reaches of the River Saane.

Summer

The Gstaad holiday region, with over 300km of signposted, well-maintained paths and trails is a true hiking heaven. The network, extremely easy to access by rail & cableways and public transport includes trails of all grades, from family hikes and panorama paths suitable for wheelchairs to high-Alpine tours. With mountain bike routes, a summer roller-sledge run, scooter-bike runs, river rafting and canyoning, the mountain region offers something for everyone.

Winter

It’s just a few metres from Saanenmöser railway station to the bottom station of the Saanerslochgrat / Hornberg aerial cableway, gateway to the region’s largest ski arena. Several cross-country ski runs as well as numerous winter-walking trails start directly from Saanenmöser. The Gstaad holiday region offers innovative leisure-time options including dog-sled rides, balloon trips, ice climbing and snow golf.

Highlights

  • The region’s largest ski arena with 120km of pistes and links to Zweisimmen, St. Stephan and Schönried.
  • «Golden Pass» panorama railway section; from Montreux on Lac Léman via Saanenmöser to the Thunersee (Lake Thun) and on to Luzern.

Arrival and return Saanenmöser

Adresse

Destination Gstaad
Promenade 41
3780 Gstaad
Tel. +41 (0)33 748 81 81
www.gstaad.ch
info@gstaad.ch

Services

Accommodation

B&B SportGenussNatur
B&B SportGenussNatur
Gstaad
BnB Ferienwohnung «Hübelihus»
BnB Ferienwohnung «Hübelihus»
Grund b. Gstaad
BnB Steimandli
BnB Steimandli
Gstaad
Ferienhaus Alpenblick
Ferienhaus Alpenblick
Gstaad
Golfhotel Les Hauts de Gstaad
Golfhotel Les Hauts de Gstaad
Saanenmöser
Hotel Arc-en-ciel
Hotel Arc-en-ciel
Gstaad
Hotel le Petit Relais
Hotel le Petit Relais
Saanenmöser
Jugendherberge Gstaad Saanenland
Jugendherberge Gstaad Saanenland
Saanen
Posthotel Rössli
Posthotel Rössli
Gstaad
Sporthotel Victoria
Sporthotel Victoria
Gstaad
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Places of interest

Petting zoo and playground at Foundation Alpenruhe in Saanen, Switzerland
Petting zoo and playground at Foundation Alpenruhe in Saanen, Switzerland
Pumppark Saanen
Pumppark Saanen
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Hiking in

Saanenmöser
Schönriederweg
Schönriederweg
Route 447, Saanenmöser–Schönried
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Cycling in

Saanenmöser
Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 3, Gstaad–Spiez
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Mountain biking in

Saanenmöser
Alpine Bike
Rellerli Bike