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Trip Planner: Europe / Switzerland / Canton of Fribourg / La Gruyere / Gruyeres / Gruyeres Castle
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.
Gruyeres Castle reviews
Very nice Gruyère medieval city nice to visit nice walk through to the narrow streets where Resturants and souvenirs shop are and then the castle peacefully breathtaking views simply perfect
Very nice Gruyère medieval city nice to visit nice walk through to the narrow streets where Resturants and souvenirs shop are and then the castle peacefully breathtaking views simply perfect more »
Wonderful. Bought the adult ticket. There's parking, a castle village with shops and restaurants, and the museum. See my full review at...
Wonderful. Bought the adult ticket. There's parking, a castle village with shops and restaurants, and the museum. See my full review at... more »
We enjoyed authentic Swiss fondue while taking in the views during our visit to Gruyères Castle. Take a short hike to this national heritage site and check out the museums, restaurants, and breathtaking landscapes. Definitely worth a visit.
The castle is not that big but has beautiful views and it is also a museum. If you have the swiss travel pass is free. It is a bit of a hike but we'll worth it, I recommend it.
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