pays-d'enhaut - saanenland
A long valley stretched in the Prealps: Pays-d'Enhaut (French-speaking) to the west and Saanenland (German-speaking) to the east. Most famous destinations are Château-d'Oex and Gstaad.
Arnensee
1,542 m (5,059 ft) above the sea, a beautiful area for easy hikes around the lake as well as for mountain treks. Mountain restaurant with terrace and lake view. Toll road (CHF5) from Feutersoey above Gstaad, open usually mid-May till end of October.
Château-d´Oex
Halfway between Gruyères and Gstaad at an altitude of 1,000 metres, Château-d'Oex is the principal town of the Pays-d'Enhaut and an ideal destination for all those seeking peace and relaxation through sport.
Etivaz (L´)
In the summer, the herds of L'Etivaz AOC producers fill the pasturelands of Alps and Prealps of canton Vaud, which feature hundreds of kilometres of marked pedestrian trails between the Diablerets glacier (3,000 m) and the vineyards of Lavaux.
Gstaad
Gstaad is located in the south-west of Switzerland, right on the border with the French-speaking part of the country. It is one of the most famous touristic destinations of Switzerland, in winter as well as in summer.
Gsteig bei Gstaad
The village of Gsteig, protected as a Cultural Heritage, lies above Gstaad in the valley of the Saane, on the road to Pillon Pass leading to Les Diablerets, surrounded by the Diablerets mountain range and the Sanetsch region.
Lac de l´Hongrin
One of the most secret destinations of Switzerland: an isolated lake in a military zone. Wild and beautiful but restricted access (week-ends and holidays June-September). Easiest way from La Lécherette near Col des Mosses.
Lauenen
1,252 m (4,108 ft) above the sea, a quiet village in one of the valleys south of Gstaad. Hiking paradise in summer, with Lake Lauenen as highlight.
Rossinière
Rossinière is quite famous for its Grand Chalet, built in 1754, one of the biggest wood houses of Europe, where the painter Balthus lived until his death. One cannot visit this incredible chalet but you have definitely to see it!
Rougemont
Rougemont is ideally situated in the beautiful Pays-d'Enhaut, approximately half way between the medieval town of Gruyères and the jet-set resort of Gstaad, in Saanenland.
Saanen
When crossing the linguistic border, the Pays-d'Enhaut valley changes name and becomes the Saanenland (or Gessenay in French). The village of Saanen is the capital of this area and - believe it or not - nearby Gstaad is just a village among others in the Township of Saanen!
Schönried
Just like Gstaad, Schönried is one of the villages of the township of Saanen, in the Saanenland (a part of the Berner Oberland, in the Bernese Prealps).
 
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