Château de Gruyères

Museums Gruyère
Gruyères Castle Photo Y.Eigenmann
Gruyères Castle Photo Y.Eigenmann

Striking medieval surroundings showcase the occasional contemporary art venture

Gruyères castle, one of the most prestigious in Switzerland, towers majestically above the medieval town of the same same, at the heart of the green pre-Alpine foothills that produce the famous cheese. Built as a fortress in the 13th century, it was transformed over the centuries into a stately residence and is now a state museum. 

Eight centuries of historical furnishings become the occasional showroom for contemporary art in an arresting combination.


Venue name: Château de Gruyères
Address: Castle of Gruyères
Rue du Château 8
Opening hours: Open every day of the year, 9am-6pm Apr-Oct, 10am-5pm Nov-Mar
Transport: Train: Gruyères-Gare / Pringy (15 minutes walk to the Medieval Town and Castle)
Price: Admission CHF10 adults, CHF8.50 concessions, CHF3 children
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