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Medieval town and Castle of Gruyères

Gruyères Ouvert
© Medieval town and Castle of Gruyères - Léman sans frontière
  • © Medieval town and Castle of Gruyères - Léman sans frontière
  • © Medieval town and Castle of Gruyères - Léman sans frontière


  • 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.

    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.


  • Room hire
  • Shop
  • Restaurant
  • Fast food


  • In the country
  • Village centre


Reduced price: 8 CHF (For seniors)
Adult: 12 CHF
Student: 8 CHF
Group adults: 8 CHF.

Free entry for children < 6 years.
Group rate available for > 15 people.

Family pass (two adults and one to three children under 16) - CHF 25.00
Swiss Museums and Raiffeisen Passport (plus members) - free of charge
School visits accompanied by a teacher (offer valid on weekdays, during the school year, for Swiss public schools only) - free of charge

Combined tickets
Visit two museums on the same day and benefit from a discount.
Château and Maison du Gruyère CHF 16.00
Castle and HR Giger Museum CHF 19.00
Castle and Tibet Museum CHF 17.00.

Modes de paiement

  • Bank/credit card
  • Cash

Période d'ouverture

All year round, daily between 9 am and 6 pm.
The château is open from Tuesday to Sunday, including Christmas and New Year, from 9am to 6pm.

Last admission: 45 minutes before closing time. We recommend that you arrive 1 hour before closing time so that you can fully enjoy your visit.

Langues parlées

  • French



Animaux acceptés : Non

Medieval town and Castle of Gruyères
Office du Tourisme CH - 1663 Gruyères