Located within close proximity of the famous Bernese Alps
, Ultima Gstaad offers its own private ski school as well as personal trainers, a state-of-the-art in-house cinema, the Ultima Spa by La Prairie, Ultima Clinic, the Duchessa Italian restaurant, private chefs and three bars inclusive of a shisha bar and detox bar.
Indeed, the natural beauty of the Bernese Alps
seems to have attracted a fair share of world's top spies and detectives from the pages of fiction -- but more on that later.
Harrison Fast from Boulder, Colorado, was speed flying on the Jungfrau mountain in the Bernese Alps
when the group he was with lost sight of him and alerted authorities.
On a clear day you can see 150 miles from this spectacular spot in the Bernese Alps
, thousands of feet above the pretty village of Grindelwald and the excellent Hotel Gletschergarten, where I was staying.
Diana Rigg Savalas in the Her Majesty's Savalas' villain Swiss lair at As I had travelled for five days from Zurich up to the Bernese Alps
by train, funicular, boat and cable car, running like clockwork was essential.
One of the photographs from 1958 shows a father and three children posed in front of the Bernese Alps
Next morning, we took a cable car up to the Gemmi pass, a nick in the Bernese Alps
that connects the Valais and Bern cantons.
By the late 18th century the formidable mountain chain comprising the Monch, Eiger and Jungfrau, in the Bernese Alps
, was already becoming a tourist destination.
A CHF300 million ($328 million) luxury development, this new addition to the picturesque region of Snenland in the Bernese Alps
has been four years in the making, and is the first newly built luxury hotel in Gstd in 100 years.
Here, views extend to the Bernese Alps
and beyond to Italy.
Perched at over 6,000 feet in the Bernese Alps
some six miles from Gstaad Palace, the Igloo Village of Saanerslochgrat is made entirely of snow.
From certain vantage points, snowcapped mountains line the horizon (the mighty Jungfrau, one of the highest summits in the Bernese Alps
is just an hour away), and idyllic, open countryside is on your doorstep, thanks to Switzerland's extensive, on-time public transport network.