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Shopping  &  Going Out
The Promenade - Gstaad's exclusive shopping streetGstaad's promenade, the historic village center of Saanen, and Zweisimmen's picturesque "Bahnhofstrasse" provide ample opportunity for strolling, shopping and relaxing. In Gstaad itself the spectrum ranges from elegant boutiques with luxury labels, top-quality jewellery and lifestyle products to retailers selling a wide selection of regional produce. Gstaad's car-free promenade set new standards in 1996. A road bypass and a tunnel were built so that guests and visitors could enjoy an attractive shopping and strolling avenue in the center of the village. For this successful project, Gstaad was awarded the "Milestone" Tourism Prize of Switzerland, the industry's most prestigious award.

Opening Hours:
Opening hours vary depending on the season. High season lasts in summer from mid-July to mid-September, and during winter months from 20 December to 6 January, and the whole of February.
"Normal" business hours during low season for banks and offices are 9 AM - 5 PM, for shops such as fashion boutiques 9 AM - 6:30 PM and groceries from as early as 6 AM - 6:30 PM during weekdays; most banks and offices are closed on weekends, while shops and groceries are open on Saturday till 5 PM.
During high season the shops and groceries often are open an additional hour in the evening on weekdays as well as on Saturdays, and some bakeries are open even on Sundays.   

Going Out: (Dining / Entertainment / Nightlife)
Gstaad is a place for gourmets ! No other region spoils its visitors as much as Gstaad does when it comes to wining and dining. More than 100 restaurants ranging from cosy raclette restaurants to gourmet restaurants offer plenty of options. The renowned Gault & Millau restaurant guide awarded lastly 13 restaurants in the region a total of 189 points, but despite its extensive, world-famous range of offers for tourists, the region has kept its genuine Alpine character. It is showcased by a series of about 80 alps, which are home to around 100 dairies that are happy to receive visitors. Those who prefer international cuisine will also be pleasantly surprised. It ranges from French to Italian, Asian and Oriental cuisine. Coffee houses and tea rooms enrich the gastronomic flair of Gstaad.

Not to miss:
Saaner Hobelkaese - thin sliced dried cheese, a specialty of the Gstaad - Saanenland "Saaner Hobelkaese" (wafer thin slices of dried cheese) and dried "Simmental Beef".

Apres-Ski Party at the Horny Bar on the Horneggli slopes above Schoenried-GstaadMore than 30 bars and dancings provide for an active nightlife and entertainment in the region, and the local cinema screens all the latest films, including Hollywood blockbusters, films for all the family, and arthouse films. During winter time, the nightlife often starts with the "Apres-Ski" at one of the numerous ski- and snow-bars which are located on the slopes and at the bottom of the various ski areas.