May 19th 2024, Pentecost

April 17th 2024

 Happy Easter 2024

February 6th 2024

February 2024

Soon available: A cosy, fully furnished and equipped holiday studio appartment under the beams for weekly rent based on selfcatering. It is actually being renovated and insulated and will be ready from May 2024. 

The B&B downstairs is already closed. 

February 11th 2024

Winter offering a rare, fleeting visit.

Happy New Year 2024 ! 

"The Alpina" fireworks at 7pm.

New Year's Eve 2023, as observed from the studio.

Advent 2023

Time to snuggle up indoors.

End of October 2023

September 17th 2023

It's Dahlia Time

August 30th 2023

We planted two Crony apple trees in spring, "Topaze" and "Red Windsor".                   

Don't they look promising?

P.S. End of September: The red apples on the third picture have all vanished in one night. Deers?

July 21st 2023

Ballet in the sky by the Patrouille Suisse.

July 16th

Summer scents.

June 25th

Nothing equals a morning swim in magical Lauenensee (lake Lauenen)

May 2023

May 15th 2023

The new B&B double room.

Saturday, February 18th 2023

Cutting beech wood for another winter

25 December 2022

Frohe Weihnachten! Bon Noël! Merry Christmas!

Advent 2022

Sunday, October 23rd

Pure Bliss!

Friday September 30th

My topiary garden is history. All the box plants were infested throughout with caterpillar as well as fungus. Everything has gone to the incinerator. But I have new plans in mind.

August 1st 2022

Swiss National day at the Louwina. First time ever without bonfires and fireworks - wonderful!      You could hear the Alphorns from afar.

Sunday, July 24th 2022

"Patrouille Suisse" at the final day of the tennis tournament "Gstaad Open"

Wednesday, July 13th 2022, 9pm

Wednesday, June 15th 2022

Our brand-new street! The B&B Louwina is open again.

Whitsunday noon, June 5th 2022

Later that day: Swiss Chard Gratin in the oven and Platinum Jubilee on the telly.

Thursday, May 26th 2022


Friday, May 6th 2022

The works are in full swing behind the Louwina. Pedestrians (with "Early" breakfast baguettes on the first picture), as well as the cows are granted passage. (Early Beck is our famous bakery in Gstaad.)

Click on the pics. 

Spring 2022

In spite of depressing news: 

                      "As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat,                         summer and winter, day and night shall never cease."       Gen. 8:22 

Friday, February 25th 2022

From April 19th till June 18th the Hornbeergstrasse will be completely restored, which means the road will be closed to any traffic at daytime. So the Louwina will also remain closed during this whole construction period.

Saturday, February 19th 2022

         The hellebores (helleborus niger) shine out of a sheltered corner in the garden.                      The soil is not frozen and there is no snow, which is very unusual for this time of the year.

Sunday, January 9th 2022

Saturday, January 1st 2022

Sunrise on New Year's Day. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Wednesday, December 29th 2021

It rains almost constantly since one week, inclusive of Christmas day.

Saturday, December 11th 2021

Wednesday, November 3rd 2021

This year the Christmas market in Saanen is being held again!

Sunday, October 31st 2021

It's wintertime!