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Castle of Gruyeres

Route du Chateau 8, Gruyeres 1663, Switzerland
+41 26 921 21 02
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Gruyères Castle has stood proudly atop a verdant hill in the heart of Switzerland since the 13th century. Surrounded by the magnificent panorama of the Alpine foothills, the medieval fortress houses prestigious collections that bear witness to its long and rich history. The treasures to be found within its walls include the capes of the Order of the Golden Fleece and the intricate stained-glass windows dating from the Middle Ages; the frescoes commissioned by the bailiffs under the Ancien Régime; paintings by Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot and the troubadour decorations of the Salle des Chevaliers, created at Gruyères in the 19th century by a colony of passionate artists. From its ramparts to its French-style gardens, from the guard room to its romantic salons, Gruyères Castle takes you on an adventure through eight centuries of art, history and legends.
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“modern art” (19 reviews)
“fondue” (38 reviews)
“cheese factory” (43 reviews)
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Route du Chateau 8, Gruyeres 1663, Switzerland
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"modern art"
in 19 reviews
"fondue"
in 38 reviews
"cheese factory"
in 43 reviews
"fairy tale"
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"shops and restaurants"
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"giger museum"
in 23 reviews
"medieval village"
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"small hill"
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"surrounding countryside"
in 6 reviews
"double cream"
in 13 reviews
"walk around"
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"sunny day"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very subtly, sensitively restored in the 1400’s the castle and accompanying village is well worth the walk up from the car park (F5 Swiss). An exceptional piece of architecture. Entry fee is F12 Swiss per adult or senior concession. The modern painting exhibits are superb....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is not the Edinburgh Castle but still nice. It is in fact, this is the fictional castle of Leoch from the tv show Outlander, home to Colum MacKenzie and his clan in the 18th century episodes. It is worth the visit for all Oulander...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is such a fun little village. Restaurants and bars as well as the castle to wander through. Some great views down the valley as well. Some interesting art here. If you have seen the movie "Alien' you will recognize a few things!

Thank Dave B
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There is a 10 Swiss Franc charge to enter. Use Swiss Pass for free entrance. Walk around the castle instead, and take in the amazing view. Cool photos!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked through a village town with central fountain, up steps at end of town and climb up slope to the castle on top of a hill. We went for a free walkabout of the three storey castle. There is a beautiful well kept garden...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You feel as you traveled in time and back to the fairy tale times .. walk and discover each corner of castle and don’t forget to get a souvenir about this fairy tale trip ❤️

Thank Esra B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle itself is beautiful and free entrance with a Swiss Pass. However, with the HR Geiger Museum being located nearby - it seems the castle is also permeated with the weird fantasy art from the museum. The whole place would be much better if...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to visit , but the top places to visit are la maison du gruyère and chocolate factory the traditional one

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really loved the outside views and the building itself. The visitable inside gabe a real good impression of the life of those days

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a scenic place with lots of storybook type restaurants en route to the castle. It is worth the efforts to walk uphill and spend some time in a couple of these restaurants here.

Thank NayanDoshi
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Fred P
6 June 2018|
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Response from ChateauDeGruyeres | Property representative |
Hello, here are the entrance fees (2018) : Adults : CHF 12.00 Retired, students : CHF 8.00 Groups (starting from 15 « adult » entries) : CHF 8.00 Kids (from 6 to 15) : CHF 4.00 Under 6 years : Free Families (2 adults and... More
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Christinamarie723
5 April 2017|
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Response from ChateauDeGruyeres | Property representative |
Hi Christina, In the reviews on tripadvisor, there is sometimes a confusion between the castle and the fortfied city of Gruyères. Walking into the city is totally free and really nice. You can see, among others, fortified... More
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Vicandhal
12 June 2015|
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Response from Pavlos K | Reviewed this property |
You could call them before you go: La Maison du Gruyère, Place de la Gare 3, CH-1663 Pringy-Gruyère Tél. +41(0)26 921 84 00 This is the telephone number of the cheese house/museum. They will help you.
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