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About Gstaad

Gstaad, located in the stunning alpine scenery in the German speaking section of the Canton of Bern in south-western Switzerland, is not only known for its popularity among the high society, but also for its tourist attractions. The city, which has a very laid-back atmosphere, has a population of about 7,600 inhabitants and is located 1,050 metres (3,445 feet) above sea level. Moreover, Gstaad is host to various top events, among them the FIVB Beach Volleyball Grand Slam, which has been held there since 2000. As part of the Beach Volleyball Major Series in 2018, Gstaad will for sure prove to be – as always – a terrific host city for the international Beach Volleyball elite.

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Social Responsibility

Nachwuchs-Franken, Sporthilfe

The Swatch Major Gstaad is partner of the Swiss Sporthilfe Foundation in the project of Nachwuchs-Franken. In the online-ticketshop of ticketcorner you can donate one franc, in addition to the price of the ticket, in favor of young sport talents. This contribution signifies a valuable support for the Swiss youth. Find more information about Nachwuchs-Franken here.

Discount for STUcard member

Next to the discount for teenager (10-15 years) we offer discounted entry for young people (16-26 years), who are member of the STUcard (BEKB). Entry is available via

Engagement of local associations

For various works (construction, cleaning) during the Swatch Major Gstaad we include local associations like sports clubs for example.

People with limited mobility

To make a visit easier for people with limited mobility and to see the games live on site, we offer wheelchair places for free (special booked platform). The entrance to the area is flat. Find here information about tickets and parking places.



As part of a pilot project with the federal office for spatial planning and development (ARE), for environment (BAFU) and for sport (BASPO), the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series - Gstaad Major set up the first sustainability report according to the GRI-EOSS-guidelines. GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) are guidelines for a comprehensive sustainability reporting in consideration of economical, ecological and social factors. The EOSS- guidelines (Event Organizers Sector Supplement) were published in January 2012 and serve as a guide for reporting about sustainability in the event market.