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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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“cheese factory” (43 reviews)
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Route du Chateau 8, Gruyeres 1663, Switzerland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I wish i could keep the secret of this beautiful village and shield it from mass tourism but the cat is out of the bag so i will be frank: you should plan a trip to Gruyeres. A castle built over the years since the...More

Thank Wanderpaths
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle is located on the top of the hill, directly above a beautifully kept or reconstructed medieval village. I did not see the castle inside, but its exterior is really impressive. A walk around the castle enables wonderful views of the surrounding landscape. The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best thing about the this castle is there are pretty small shops and restaurants inside it. We ate in one of the restaurants inside the Castle and not only enjoyed what we ordered but also fell in love with the view 😍

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To reach the town of Gruyeres, you must climb the steep hill. No cars are allowed but parking is provided at the bottom free of charge at the time we visited. The castle sits on the highest point of the hill. The castle rooms are...More

Thank nephnurse
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

The castle is located on the top of the village hill. The castle itself is interesting but no exceptional. The historical explanations are quite good. But, the views from the castle on the surroundings are great

Thank UlisesdelBorn
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 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

Thank RSD0622
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

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 April 2018 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.

Thank HFnMore
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

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

Thank Breeze78
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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

1  Thank YC_Chu2018
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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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