Set amidst a magnificent landscape, Gruyères Castle takes you on a journey through eight centuries of history and legends.
Gruyères Castle has stood proudly atop a verdant hill on the threshold of Fribourg’s imposing Alpine foothills since the 13th century. Today, the medieval fortress houses prestigious collections that bear witness to its long and eventful history. Visitors can travel back through the ages and discover its remarkable treasures: the intricate stained-glass windows dating from the Middle Ages and Charles the Bold’s capes of the Order of the Golden Fleece; the wall decorations commissioned by the bailiffs under the Ancien Régime; the paintings by Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot; and the troubadour decorations of the Knights’ Room, created at Gruyères in the 19th century by a colony of passionate artists.
Gruyères, a land of legends, also has many stories to tell: of La Belle Luce, John the Cripple, the jester Chalamala and the heroic women of Gruyères who used their goats as weapons. Temporary exhibitions complement the historical and artistic heritage, revealing a new side to the castle with every visit.
|Seniors, students||8.- CHF|
|Kids (6 to 15)||4.- CHF|
|Family price (2 adults + 2 or 3 kids up to 16)||25.- CHF|
|Groups (from 15 pers.)||8.- CHF|
The Castle is open everyday, Christmas and new year's eve included.
Access for the disabled at ground level as well as to the multimedia show. Please contact us concerning access to the Chateau.
Guided tours in French, German, English, Italian, Spanish or Russian upon request.