Set the clock back a few centuries with a visit to Gruyeres Castle, 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 Gruyeres Castle and other attractions that appeal to you using our Gruyeres route builder website.
Tours to Gruyeres Castle
Official - Family ticket to Château de Gruyères, (2 adults + 1 to 3 children) BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $28
Duration: 45 to 120 minutes
Official - Adult ticket (full price) to Château de Gruyères BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $13
Duration: 45 to 120 minutes
Gruyeres Castle reviews
Ok, we didn't go inside the castle (was closed at that time due to some sneaky virus that took over the world). But we were surprised to learn that most of the grounds in and around the castle were... more »
Picturesque castle and village, nice restaurants, The parking lots in the valley below the castle (P1 to P3) are a tourist trap. There are parking guides but no advice that you have to buy a parking.... more »
Really lovely castle to visit. It was well worth the price of entry. You can tour many of the rooms they also have lovely art featured in the rooms that weren't furnished. Fascinating history of the castle. One of the highlights of the Swiss part of our trip!
It's a very educational place to visit. You will be able to see some amazing views from the castle. Not giving five stars only because some of the descriptions do not have English but only French and German.
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