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Gruyères Castle

Gruyères

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Château de Gruyères
Rue du Château 8
1663 Gruyères
Tel. +41 (0)26 921 21 02
Fax +41 (0)26 921 38 02
info@chateau-gruyeres.ch
www.chateau-gruyeres.ch
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A visit to the castle is a journey across eight centuries of architecture, history and culture. The castle was the residence of the counts of Gruyères.

The castle, constructed in the 13th century, was home to a long succession of Gruyères counts. Michel, the last of them, faced financial difficulties and declared bankruptcy in 1554. The creditors - the towns of Fribourg and Berne - shared his land between them. The Castle became the headquarters of the Fribourg bailiffs (1555-1798), then the prefects' residence until 1848. It was put up for sale in 1849 and became the property of the Bovy and Balland families, who stayed there in summer and took care of restoration of the site with their artist friends. In 1938, the State of Fribourg bought the Castle and opened a museum.

Discover the Castle's permanent exhibitions that serve as a reminder of its history, in addition to various temporary exhibitions.

"Gruyères" is a thrilling multimedia show (images, music, light and sound). 18 minutes duration, available in 8 languages, it brings the visitor out of time, on a discovery of the wonderful story of the castle. Every day, every 30 minutes.
Audio Brochures
 Gruyères Castle (3.40 MB)
 Gruyères Castle (8.61 MB) with image

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Facilités pour personnes à mobilité réduite Access for the disabled at ground level (including temporary exhibitions) as well as to the multimedia show. Please contact us concerning access to the Chateau.
Visites guidées Guided tours in French, German, English, Italian, Spanish or Russian upon request.

Opening hours
Every day
April to October: 9:00-18:00
November to March: 10:00-17:00

Admission
Adults: CHF 12.-
Seniors, students and groups (from 15 pers.): CHF 8.-
Kids (6 to 16): CHF 4.- 
Family rate (2 adults and 3 kids max): CHF 25.-
Swiss public schools: free

Combined Tickets
Castle and HR Giger Museum: CHF 19.-
Castle and La Maison du Gruyère - Cheese dairy: CHF 16.- (only for adults)
Castle and Tibet Museum: CHF 17.-
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