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Set the clock back a few centuries with a visit to Castle of Gruyeres, situated in the verdant countryside against the backdrop of western Switzerland's majestic mountains. Constructed in the 13th century, the castle served as home to a long succession of local counts, who controlled this region from the 11th to the 16th centuries. Converted into a museum in 1938, the turreted castle houses a large collection of tapestries, paintings, and period furniture, allowing visitors to discover eight centuries of the region's artistic and cultural heritage. Watch the short multimedia film about the history of the castle and explore the footpaths winding their way around the property. Purchase tickets upon entrance; consider a combined ticket that gets you access to one of the nearby museums. Guided visits of the castle are available at an extra cost. Plan to see Castle of Gruyeres and other attractions that appeal to you using our Gruyeres route builder website .
Tours to Castle of Gruyeres
Day Trip to Gruyères Medieval Village & Chocolate Factory from Geneva BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $165
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Castle of Gruyeres Reviews
Visite agréable et muséographie de qualité avec une chouette présentation vidéo avant la visite. Exposition d’images rétroéclairée dans la tour à escalier raide en colimaçon. more »Pleasant visit and quality museography with a nice video presentation before the visit. Exhibition of backlit images in the steep spiral staircase tower.
Chegamos a Gruyères no final do dia e o Castelo já estava fechado. Entretanto, foi uma caminhada fantástica, desde o estacionamento ao pé da montanha até o castelo, passando pela charmosíssima vila me... more »We arrived in Gruyères at the end of the day and the Castle was already closed. However, it was a fantastic walk, from the mountain-foot parking lot to the castle, passing through the charming medieval village of Gruyères. Everything is beautiful, unusual and deserves many photos. The view that is from the top of the mountain, next to the Castle, is sensational. Describing in words and even in photos is difficult. Very beautiful!
Very nice around there. Marvellous views from the Castle. I suggest use a hat to walk around during summer time because there are not much shade. Gruyères is a beautiful place to be there 1-2 hours. You can also visit the restaurants and try the Gruyères Fondue. It is amazing!
A beautiful medieval castle perched upon a small hill that is visible from surrounding areas. It is difficult to miss this castle. Nestled in the small town of Gruyeres, you should visit the castle for its history and art. I loved spending time in their beautiful small garden and then a hearty lunch at a local restaurant. Makes for a perfect weekend.
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