12 Culture The medieval Gruyeres and its Castle

The Gruyères castle surmounting the medieval town is remarkable for its imposing architecture and its historical collections. Furthermore, the innovative and breathtaking Multimedia show «Gruyères» brings the visitor out of time. The town itself, has so much to appeal to one: the magnificent backdrop of mountains, the buildings, and last but not least the Museum of HR Giger, the creator of Alien, and the Tibet Museum. Gruyères has endowed its name both to the region and to the delicious cheese.

Contact

  • T. : +41 848 424 424
  • Fax : +41 26 921 38 50
  • Email : tourisme@gruyeres.ch
  • Site :
  • GPS : 46.58463 / 7.083875
  • Address :
    • Gruyères
    • Office du Tourisme
    • 1663 Gruyères, Suisse

The visit of the castle offers a walk through eight centuries. The ground floor and the mighty dunjeon are from the 13th century while the main building was reconstructed in Renaissance style at the turn of the 16th century. The baroque interior as well as the French garden remind of the period of the bailiffs from Fribourg. The landscapes in Romantic style were painted by J.-B. Camille Corot and B. Menn at the middle of the 19th century. Works of fantastic art, temporary exhibitions as well as multiple activities lead us to the 21st century.

Route

By car : 30 km from Fribourg and 50 km from Lausanne, motorway A 12 (exit Bulle)

By train : Station of Bulle, direction Gruyères or via Montbovon

Prices, packages

Adults : CHF 12.00
Senior citizens / Students : CHF 8.00
Groups (15 and more) : CHF 8.00
Children (year 6 to 16) : CHF 4.00
Class (with teacher) : free

Dates of availabilities

Open every day
From April to October : 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
From November to March : 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Proposed visits and duration

The Castle of Gruyères

Visit of the Castle : CHF 90.- (+ entrance fee)
Visit of the town of Gruyères : CHF 100.-
Mixed visit (Castle and town) : CHF 150.- (+ entrance fee)
Number of participants : maximum 25 per guide

Reservation direct at the castle :
T. +41 26 921 21 02
F. +41 26 921 38 02
e-mail : info@chateau-gruyeres.ch

1 hour Castle

1h45 Castle + town of Gruyères

Duration of the individual visit : 30 to 60 minutes

Spoken languages

French, German, English, Italian, Spanish, Russian

Description of services and / or proposed infrastructure

Temporary exhibitions

Parking lots at the entry of town, 500 meters from the Castle

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