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Castle of Gruyeres, Gruyeres

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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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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  • A very pretty village, full of charms with a very addictive medieval side, the village is very very beautiful, the Castle very well, a beautiful decoration of the village. Really to see...
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  • At the foot of the Alps, the historical town of Gruyères has preserved its Medieval character and is one of the most delightful places to spend a few hours or overnight. The old noble residence lies o...  read more »
  • The visit is easy to follow, the route is very well noted. German, french, English, information is available at least in these 3 languages.
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  • 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 !
  • This is a beautiful castle, with so much history, gorgeous views and lots of great photo ops! The tour is self guided, you will receive a pamphlet to guide you, as well as a short optional film that goes through the history of the castle and town. This is a definite place to check out for tourists
  • Great old town. Lots of history and pittoresque corners. Check out the HR Giger Alien museum and eat some fruits with double cream
  • Nice views from the top of the castle. Rooms nicely restored and displayed. The visitors map and information booklet could be improved. No audio guide included or available. Beautiful backyard garden. Overall a nice place for history and castle lovers.
  • Great views, and some of the contemporary art is a great fit for the space.
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