A lazy Sunday afternoon in Gstaadt.

Sunday noon in Switzerland. Most of the stores are closed, the family was eager to do something. So we decided a short trip to Gstaadt, a city that has been in my to-do list for several months. It was a 1.30hs car ride from Lausanne (40-45 minutes more from Geneva). You can also get to Gstaadt by train or postal bus. The views during the entire trip are fabulous. Imagine Heidi and multiply by 5. On our way to Gstaadt we passed by Gruyeres (more about this magical town soon), Montbovon and several other beautiful towns.

We arrived at Gstaadt around 3pm. It was a Sunday afternoon in low season so not much people around. But the town was still charming. A main street with typical Swiss chalets, some of which date back to the 19th century and some others recently built. For those who love shopping, there are also several luxury brands, including Prada, Louis Vuitton and Hermes. But, of course, they were closed on Sunday.

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We strolled down the main street and we found a wonderful little chapel (St. Niklauskapelle) with an adjacent playground where the kids can play.

On our way back, we stopped by the Charly’s Gstaadt and had some delicious crepes to fill our tank for the trip back home. The place had a very cozy ambiance (typical Swiss chalet), although a bit on the expensive side. But the crepes were to die for.

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