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Château de Gruyères

The castle, with its towers and ramparts, dominates the medieval town. The discovery of this site is a fascinating voyage across time from the Middle Ages to the XXIst century: majesty of the architecture, historical collection, imagination and emotion with an innovative multimedia show and temporary exhibitions.
Seat of the Counts of Gruyere, the castle was constructed circa 1270. At the end of the XVth century campaigns of modernization conferred the aristocratic residence with a new elegance. Michel, the last Count, lost his ancestral domain in 1554 and died in exile. From 1555 until 1848, administrators of Fribourg endowed the castle with embellishment in the Baroque style. From 1849 the castle was the property of two Geneva families, the Bovy and the Balland, and it became a cultural crossroad. Artists such as Corot and Menn found inspiration in the surrounding natural beauty of the site. In 1938 the Canton of Fribourg purchased the castle and founded the present museum.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Opening 1939

Castle of Gruyères and the Mountain Moléson
Castle of Gruyères and the Mountain Moléson
Castle of Gruyères
Castle of Gruyères
The gardens of the Castle of Gruyères
The gardens of the Castle of Gruyères
  • History
    History
  • Art
    Art

Location of the museum

Rue du Château 8
1663 Gruyères

Location/directions

Site panoramique dominant la ville médiévale.

Open

Tous les jours

Avril – Octobre : 9–18 H

Novembre – Mars: 10–17 H

Admission

Adults : CHF 12.- ; Retired / Students: CHF 8.- ; Groups (15 adults min,) CHF 8.- ; Kids (from 6 to 15 years) CHF 4.-

Contact

Château de Gruyères
Rue du Château 8
1663 Gruyères
026 921 21 02 Telephone (musée)
026 921 38 02 Fax (musée)
info@chateau-gruyeres.ch
http://www.chateau-gruyeres.ch
  • Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
    Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
  • Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
    Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
  • Parking
    Parking
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Very children and family-friendly
    Very children and family-friendly
  • Partially wheelchair accessible
    Partially wheelchair accessible
  • Good accessibility with public transport
    Good accessibility with public transport