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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  • We spent around two hours here today, wandering through the exhibits and around the grounds. There’s been a bit done to the castle over the last 500 years or so, but you can still sense the origins....  more »
  • We really enjoyed Gruyeres, the old village and especially the castle. The entire area is beautiful and the region also has a chocolate factory and cheese factory to tour. Be careful in the paid...  more »
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  • Didn't know what to expect so didn't go in with any expectations but ended up spending quite a bit of time here. The fall colours with the scenery and view is spectacular. The rooms are beautiful with just the right amount of information provided to give you a taste for the history without taking up too much of your time. Seeing the movie at the earliest showing in your visit is recommended as it tells you a bit about some of the rooms and scenes you'll see which further help to paint a picture.
  • 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!
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