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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  • The view of Gruyeres from the Chateau is something else and the castle itself is well worth a visit . It was an absorbing time in each salon and and showed how competing nobles fought for... 
    The view of Gruyeres from the Chateau is something else and the castle itself is well worth a visit . It was an absorbing time in each salon and and showed how competing nobles fought for...  more »
  • It is nice castle, if you have seen other castles, well... there is nothing new on this one. If you are in Gruyeres, I guess it is a muss. You can take nice pictures from outside really, no need to... 
    It is nice castle, if you have seen other castles, well... there is nothing new on this one. If you are in Gruyeres, I guess it is a muss. You can take nice pictures from outside really, no need to...  more »
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  • So worth taking a detour to visit. There is a lot of parking, although it looks like it gets really busy in the summer, so parking at the bottom of the hill and walking the 5 minutes up might be necessary. The place is absolutely stunning, with amazing restaurants (serving lots of cheese of course).
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