The popular village of Gstaad, in the Canton of Berne, lies in the south-western part of the country of Switzerland. The appeal of a Gstaad holiday is far reaching and the destination is a wonderful option for those looking for a great winter break. A Gstaad holiday rental apartment offers spectacular mountain and countryside views as well as coming complete with all of the facilities you need to have a hassle-free trip.
If you love the outdoor life then a Gstaad holiday will definitely be right up your street. There is a multitude of outdoor activities available in and around the village including ice skating, skiing, sledding, swimming, paragliding, golf, tennis, horse riding, mountain biking, hiking and bird watching. Visitors to Gstaad will also find that there are regular events that draw in the crowds such as tennis tournaments, classical music festivals and luxury car auctions.
If you have the time and energy to see the sights whilst on your Gstaad holiday then it is recommended that you take the hour's journey to the town of Thun. The town has a long history and as a result there are some wonderful attractions to be found here including a 16th century town hall and a 12th century castle, complete with an history museum. The museum has many examples of Medieval weaponry and armour. Thun is also home to the 18th century Schloss Schadau and an art museum. Probably the most important and popular attraction in Thun is the Wocher Panorama, a 19th century panorama drawing of the world which is the oldest of its type on the planet.
If booking a Gstaad holiday rental apartment is dependent on the weather then you will be delighted to hear that you can expect to enjoy warm summers and very cold winters. A Gstaad holiday is very popular during the months of July and August when the temperature during the day can reach a very respectable 22 degrees Celsius. The cooler months of December and January see the temperature during daylight hours drop to between -4 and 2 degrees Celsius. The annual rainfall amount Gstaad is approximately 28 inches.
Setting off on a wonderful Gstaad holiday is very simple as travellers can land at Geneva Airport (GVA) which is approximately 2 hours away from the village. Amongst the air operators offering special deals on flights to Geneva are British Airways, Swiss Air, easyJet, Flybe and Jet2. Passengers can leave the UK from various airports such as London Heathrow (LHR), Glasgow (GLA), Cardiff (CWL), Newcastle(NCL) and Southampton (SOU).