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Castle of Gruyeres, Gruyeres
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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. Put Castle of Gruyeres into our Gruyeres tour planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The castle is very old and is end of the village of Gruyères. Has a beautiful garden. A realistic impression of how people lived in his prime. Has numerous rooms.
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  • הגענו לטירה באמצע נובמבר, ענן אפף את המקום, כך שחוויית הראות ממנה נמנעה מאיתנו, כמו גם הטיול בגניה. המקום יפה ומשמר את רהיטיה ותכניה. 
  • Limited interest for objects and furniture present but admittedly, the beauty of the site which allows wonderful views.
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  • This castle is beautiful. It's history dates back to 1200 AD with previous history to be postulated. We enjoyed a surprisingly entertaining multimedia spectacle- it was the perfect introduction before touring around the chateau. The various rooms tell a story and show different moments of history. The garden is beautiful and well kept. Views from the rampart are so fun- I loved imagining that I was living centuries ago strolling through the chateau watching guard. Finally the staff were friendly and helpful. I'm glad that I paid to get the full experience of this chateau rather than simply seeing its exterior.
  • A very cool place! Loved walking the beautiful grounds. The 20 minute video that you can opt for was very informative, although I wouldve loved some sort of audiotour or guided tour. But, very stunning!
  • This castle and the surroundings are so beautiful that you may return several times and discover new things... pro tip if you are a fan of H.R. Gigger look out for his museum inside the town (and the bar). Also, they have a video/film showing inside the castle watch it, it's worthed.
  • One of my favorite places in Switzerland. You get to walk around the old town and visit the inside the old castle. Many souvenir shops (spent alot on those) and the best part is eating the "raclette" of melted cheese (Gruyère). Awesome
  • Gruyère is the place you MUST visit during your trip in Switzerland. You have to eat a "fondue" and walk in the street of this old (very old) town. And of course, the Castle is incredible : you can visit it, walk around it. And from there, you have an incredible view on the region. I've been ten times there. I really LOVE Gruyère and its Castle ... But as usual with great places, choose the right period because there's a lot of visitors !