The upmarket alpine resort town of Gstaad attracts the rich and famous but is just as loved by the more humble tourist. With a backdrop of rolling hills and stunning peaks, the town is worth a visit at any time of year.

Regular trains – including the GoldenPass Line panoramic train – service the town.  Gstaad is just 90 minutes by car from Bern and two hours from Geneva.

Population: 7,000

Canton: Bern

Average high temperatures: January – 3C / 37F;  April – 12C / 54F; July – 23C / 74F; October – 14C / 58F.