I was ready for an unforgettable weekend at Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron. But what I ultimately experienced, discovered and tasted exceeded all my expectations. This patch of earth is unique and leaves a profound impression that makes you long to come back.
During our “Gstaad Tour” the other week, we came across “very traditional” looking paper cuttings by Gstaad’s own “paper cutter” Beatrice Straubhaar. I’d always thought that paper cuttings were a bit yesteryear. That is, until Beatrice asked me if I wouldn’t mind taking a “hurry up” picture of the Beyer Watches & Jewelry store’s display window in Zurich’s Bahnhofstrasse with my smartphone and sending it to her. Well, I did, but not before I almost had my socks knocked off! Right there, on Bahnhofstrasse!
In the heart of Gstaad’s pedestrian mall stands the majestic Bernerhof, ready to welcome worn-out hikers to a confidently stylish abode. A number of rooms having been newly renovated, we had a look.
During the Travel Blogger Events arranged by Gstaad Saanenland Tourism, we stopped in the Wellness- & Spa-Hotel Ermitage in Schönried for a coffee and cake break. We noted to our surprise that here once again we had a hotel whose website doesn’t tell the whole story. Frankly, we were quite astonished to see how good the hotel looked “in reality.”
Late October 2014 saw the opening of the spectacular “Peak Walk by Tissot” at the very summit of “Glacier 3000″: a 107 Meter long suspension bridge connects the mountain station with the Scex Rouge’s summit at 3,000 meters above sea level…
Just before we set out on our blogger trip to Gstaad, the “Sonntags Zeitung” (a Swiss sunday paper) in its list of best winter hotels ranked the Spitzhorn as tops in the three-star category. Reason enough for us to scope out the hotel ourselves.