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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)
“cheese factory” (43 reviews)
“fondue” (36 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Route du Chateau 8, Gruyeres 1663, Switzerland
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"modern art"
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"cheese factory"
in 43 reviews
"fondue"
in 36 reviews
"fairy tale"
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"shops and restaurants"
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"giger museum"
in 22 reviews
"medieval village"
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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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"the main street"
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"short movie"
in 7 reviews
"stunning views"
in 9 reviews
"walk up"
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"meringue"
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"small town"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited the castle early on a Monday morning, and literally had the place to ourselves for over an hour. The castle wall and garden were beautiful, the and inside was full of great artwork and impressive rooms. There was a fantastic art gallery with...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

d you are visiting this town, you must check the castle. It is fun to see how they use to decorate the rooms, to see the astonishing views, and to ponder about the lives of the people who once lived here. Recommend!

Thank Mayo N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit, and is surrounded by a beautiful small village. They showed us a history video at the beginning, and then we toured all over the castle.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lot of history here. We took a paid tour that was 1.5 hr. Which was interesting but way too short to do the site justice. I would suggest if you take the tour go back and visit the pieces that were over looked. All in...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Out of so many castles in the Alps region, Gruyeres Castle is definitely my favor one. Not only that the castle itself stands on a high ground, giving you a fantastic view of the surrounding, but also its lovely township around the castle. You can...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

This was very fun walked around castle on your own is easy stopped and enjoyed a few beers relaxed in the quaint town Smell of cheese everywhere was kind of annoying but worth the trip

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Visited the town after the cheese and chocolate factories so we didn't have much time before dusk. The town is beautiful and we were lucky enough to visit durning the Christmas period so the town was decorated . We will return as we did not...More

Thank Alison F
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Few mins walk from the car park and through a beautiful village. Good experience for photo taking and a little history. Stop by for fondue if possible before getting back to your car.

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

If you're in the region, make sure you stop and visit the castle. They even have a short movie that you can watch which was great. You can also visit the Gruyere Cheese factory which is just a few minutes away or the Chocolate Factory...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Existence of This castle goes back to ancient times of Europe. The architecture is absorbing, also there is a museum of castle furnitures, paintings, clothes, armours, etc.

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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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leah23452015
12 June 2015|
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Response from mariostoona | Reviewed this property |
From Geneva airport to Gruyeres was around 4 hours with a lot of intermediate stations using trains mostly. The route was like Geneva-Lossane-Paleziex-Bulle-Gruyeres. You have to change train many times but the view is... More
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