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Switzerland’s Gstaad gets new hiker path

8 July 2008

GSTAAD – A new hiking route in Gstaad in the Bernese Highlands, aimed at raising awareness of the region’s moor lands, has been inaugurated.

The path traverses Sparenmoos-Neuenberg above the village of Zweisimmen which the Swiss consider a "moor landscape of great beauty and national importance".

Gstaad’s tourist office says the concept of the route aims to highlight the area’s charms "in a sustainable manner".

Hikers have the opportunity to discover what makes a moor land a unique habitat.

Gstaad has also introduced a "Treasure Map" for families to help them explore the 484-hectare area.

Information: Gstaad Saanenland Tourism, CH-3780 Gstaad,
CH Tel:       0041 33 748 82 82
Internet: www.gstaad.ch

[dpa / Expatica]