Gruyeres Castle, Gruyeres

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Set the clock back a few centuries with a visit to Gruyeres Castle, 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. Plan to see Gruyeres Castle and other attractions that appeal to you using our Gruyeres route builder website .
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  • This castle has a commanding position at the top of the town. Everything is well laid out, the grounds lovely, fabulous views of the countryside and some interesting and amusing art works.  more »
  • The castle is cool, the town charming and the Alien bar a trip. If you go into the art museum, be sure to leave the kids with Grandpa...  more »
  • Very nice around there. Marvellous views from the Castle. I suggest use a hat to walk around during summer time because there are not much shade. Gruyères is a beautiful place to be there 1-2 hours. You can also visit the restaurants and try the Gruyères Fondue. It is amazing!
  • A beautiful medieval castle perched upon a small hill that is visible from surrounding areas. It is difficult to miss this castle. Nestled in the small town of Gruyeres, you should visit the castle for its history and art. I loved spending time in their beautiful small garden and then a hearty lunch at a local restaurant. Makes for a perfect weekend.
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