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Be prepared for some climbing when looking around this Castle.

Looking through the Castle rooms, I found quite a few painted with medieval legends, and others had huge Flemish tapestries. The fireplaces were huge, one even had a door through to the Kitchen! There were Knight's armour on display and nice furniture.
The outer walls of the castle, surround an enclosed small French style formal garden. I walked along the walls to see the garden and the views of the Mountains. Also, in the outside courtyard, the views over the countryside of the Mountains, Lakes and Towns is wonderful!

In mid-June for two days, the medieval festival of St. John is held at the castle and takes over the village with middle-ages re-enactors, crafts and weaponry demonstrations and falconry show. It may be a great time to pay a visit!

OPEN EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR
From April to October:
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
From November to March:
10 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Admission in 2015
ADULTS CHF 10
SENIOR & STUDENT CHF 8.50
CHILD 6 - 16YRS CHF 3.00
SWISS MUSEUM PASS - FREE
RAFFEISEN SWITZERLAND CARD - FREE

COMBINED TICKET
CASTLE & GIGER MUSEUM CHF 17

Address: Gruyeres Castle
Directions: Motorway A12 (exit Bulle).
Parking at the entry of the town, 500 meters from the castle.

Website: http://www.chateau-gruyeres.ch/e/infos/infos.html

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  • Updated Nov 14, 2015
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