HR Giger Museum, Gruyeres

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#1 of 14 in Museums in Canton of Fribourg
View the personal art collection and original works of Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor, and set designer H.R. Giger at HR Giger Museum. The extensive collection of Giger's works showcases his different creative periods in a renovated chateau, with pieces personally selected by the artist. View the film "Alien," which won Giger an Academy Award for Best Achievement for his contribution to the visual effects and design work. See his other film designs, including artwork from "Alien 3," and other renowned series of works, such as "The Spell" and the "Passages" collections. Photography is not permitted. Take a look at our Gruyeres trip itinerary builder app to schedule your visit to HR Giger Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 19, 2017
    I want to visit Wäscher Giger Museum for a long time. I'm not disappointed. The paintings are beautiful. I suggest watching the movie, which is distributed to the top floor where the personal collection of Giger is exposed. Take the time to watch it because it lasts several tens of minutes but we understand better the work and life of Giger. It's very moving because Wäscher was pretty sick at the end of his life.
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  • August 19, 2017
    This museum is great! To be able to approach the beast! To see his face at 5 cm you and you remember scenes from movies hmmm chills guaranteed qlqs. She is beautiful. For what is of painted works, like it or not. I personally love his side but very dark! Despite a room dedicated to his works the most erotic (forbidden to the - 18), bq other ds Museum works are not to show to young children. In my view, the under 13 have no place.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Funny despite this wacky environment, every detail of the paintings is captivating, this museum has marked me I recommend
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  • August 8, 2017
    Amazing place for any fan of this mad genius. A whole floor dedicated to his alien fans No pictures allowed. Which they had more merchandising to buy. Everything was jewelry or books over a 100 euros.
  • August 28, 2017
    You could spend hours here discussing the political and social undertones of Giger's biomechanical art. His private collection is also great. The sketches in the adult only room are intense and a pleasure for a discussion.
  • September 2, 2017
    as a giger fan, this was a no-brainer. the museum (and indeed the whole Gruyeres experience) is about a 30-minute car ride from montreux, or take the impeccably punctual swiss trains for an incredibly picturesque journey. the museum features room after room of giger's work, as well as his sizeable personal collection. a fascinating look inside the mind of one of the most influential surrealist artists ever!
  • August 21, 2017
    For Alien Fans a perfect Place. Nice made and very very special. Great!!!
  • July 26, 2017
    A uniquely dark experience with works that span the career of HR Giger plus some of his own private collection! Reasonably large and in an amazing location, definitely check it out.

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