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Gstaad

Gstaad (pronounced [ˈkʃtaːd̥]) (Population: 2500) is a village located (46°28′N, 7°17′E) 1050 m above sea level, in the German-speaking section of the Bern canton in western Switzerland. Gstaad is part of the municipality of Saanen. ImageMetadata File history File links GstaadWinter. ... ImageMetadata File history File links GstaadWinter. ... The symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet can be used to show pronounciation in English. ... The Swiss canton of (help· info) is bilingual (German: Kanton Bern; French Canton de Berne) and has a population of about 947,000. ... Saanen is a municipality of the Canton of Berne, Switzerland. ...

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Tourism

Gstaad is known for its luxury hotels and shopping, fine dining, excellent service, and international stars. It is also one of the largest ski areas in Europe. The town is located in the Bernese Oberland in the Alps. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


It is a snow paradise, which encompasses the Saanenland and Schoenried ski regions, as well as the Glacier 3000 ski area. It is also famous for its renowned hotel resort, the Gstaad Palace.


It is known as a ski resort for the wealthy elite. Grace Kelly and her husband Rainier III, Prince of Monaco owned a luxurious chalet there. St. ... Grace, Princess of Monaco née Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982) was an Academy Award-winning American film and stage actress who, upon marriage to Rainier III, Prince of Monaco in 1956, became Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco, but was generally known as Princess... Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (Rainier Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand Grimaldi; 31 May 1923 – 6 April 2005), styled His Serene Highness The Sovereign Prince of Monaco, ruled the Principality of Monaco for almost fifty-six years, making him one of the longest ruling monarchs of the 20th century. ...


Paris Hilton has been known to court Greek shipping tycoons here. Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an American celebrity and socialite. ...


With a wide range of events, its Alpine scenery, and the array of warm-weather activities on offer, the village is a summer destination as well as a winter one.


Gstaad is a bit quieter than either Zermatt or St. Moritz, and is notably free of paparazzi and autograph seekers, thus offering yet another attraction for the rich and famous. These include, among others, Roger Moore, Ursula Andress, Tina Turner, Günter Netzer, Ernesto Bertarelli, Bernie Ecclestone, Elle Macpherson, Roger Federer, Kofi Annan, Emily Austin and various European royal families. In June, the Matterhorn is still snow-covered, while it is spring in Zermatt below. ... St. ... For other persons named Roger Moore, see Roger Moore (disambiguation). ... Ursula Andress (born 19 March 1936) is a Swiss actress and a major sex symbol of the 1960s. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock) November 26, 1939) is an 11 time Grammy Award-winning (sharing three), American Singer, Dancer, Record Producer, Executive Producer, Film Producer, Actress, Writer, Performer, Songwriter, Author and occasional Painter whose career has spanned from 1956 to present. ... Günter Netzer (born September 14, 1944 in Mönchengladbach) is a former German football player and manager currently working in the media business and as a TV commentator. ... Ernesto Bertarelli Ernesto Bertarelli (born 22 September 1965) is a Swiss / Italian businessman and yachtsman. ... Bernard Charles Bernie Ecclestone (born October 29, 1930 near Bungay, Suffolk, England) is the president and CEO of Formula One Management and Formula One Administration, and owns a stake in Alpha Prema, the parent company of the Formula One Group of companies. ... Elle Macpherson (born Eleanor Nancy Gow, 29 March 1964) is an Australian supermodel and actress. ... “Federer” redirects here. ... Kofi Atta Annan (born April 8, 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1, 1997 to January 1, 2007, serving two five-year terms. ...


Promenade

The middle of the village has been a carfree zone since 1997. Along the Promenade that has been thus created are numerous exclusive shops, restaurants and hotels. Lending charm to the village are the houses, which are all built in the chalet style. Venice (J.H. Crawford) Auto-free zones are also known as car-free zones and pedestrianised zones. ...


Regular events

In Gstaad, the following regular events are held:

Every December at The Palace Hotel, Gstaad, Bonhams auctionneers hold an exlusive Ferrari & Maserati auction which draws in the rich and famous from around the world. For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ... A game of polo. ... Yehudi Menuhin, Baron Menuhin, OM, KBE (April 22, 1916 – March 12, 1999) was an American violinist and conductor who spent most of his performing career in the United Kingdom. ...


Miscellaneous

  • Nearby airports are Geneva Airport and Bern Airport, though many more airlines serve Geneva. Private jets and charters are served from nearby Saanen airfield.
  • The local newspaper, the Anzeiger von Saanen, is the only local newspaper in Switzerland to print a regular, separate English language version. Called GstaadLife, it has been printed since 2004, appears once a week in the winter and summer high seasons, and is aimed at foreign guests who own chalets in and around Gstaad. It also has a website at GstaadLife.com that is updated all year round.
  • In the 1983 movie Trading Places, Dan Akroyd says that the watch he is trying to pawn "tells time simultaneously in Monte Carlo, Beverly Hills, London, Paris, Rome, and Gstaad"
  • Gstaad has two highly prestigious private clubs: Eagle Ski Club(located at the top of Wasserngrat mountain) and the Gstaad Yacht Club (located in town, in the Bellevue Park).

Geneva Cointrin International Airport is an airport in Geneva, Switzerland with the IATA Airport Code GVA. It is located 5 km from the city centre and has direct connections to expressways and railways ( SBB-CFF-FFS ). The airport is a hub for Swiss International Airlines. ... Berne Airport, which serves Berne, Switzerland, is actually closer to the village of Belp. ... Saanen is a municipality of the Canton of Berne, Switzerland. ... Guy Secretan is a character in the British sitcom Green Wing, played by Stephen Mangan. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Green Wing is an award winning British television comedy, set in a hospital. ... The Return of the Pink Panther is the fourth film in the Pink Panther series, released in North America by United Artists and in Europe by ITC Entertainment in 1975, and stars Peter Sellers in the role of Inspector Clouseau in his third Panther appearance (after the original Pink Panther... This article is about the 1983 movie. ...

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External links

  • Gstaad travel guide from Wikitravel
  • Gstaad
  • GstaadLife the latest news of life in and around Gstaad in English

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Gstaad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (506 words)
Gstaad (pronounced [ˈkʃtaːd̥]) (Population: 2500) is a small village located (46°28′N 7°17′E) 1 050 m above sea level, in the German-speaking section of the Bern canton in western Switzerland.
It is known as a ski resort for the wealthy elite and the winter residence for students of the Institut Le Rosey.
Gstaad is a snow paradise,which encompasses the saanenland and schoenried ski region.It is also famous for its renown resort;The Palace Hotel,which is partly owned by the Bertarelli familly.
NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Gstaad (1245 words)
Saanen is a municipality of the Canton of Berne, Switzerland.
Gstaad is a fairy-tale honeypot, a cluster of Swiss chalets tucked into a gentle fold in the mountains of the Bernese Oberland.
Gstaad is in love with good music, in part because of the world-class Menuhin Fes-tival, held here each summer since the violinist founded it in 1956.
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