The small town of Gruyères – medieval charm

Highlights Geneva-Vaud-Fribourg

The picturesque little town of Gruyères is located on a hill at the foot of the Prealps in the canton of Fribourg. The car-free village with its cobblestones and inviting fountain is perfect for a leisurely stroll.

The small town of Gruyères - medieval charm / Photo Brigitte Heller

The small town of Gruyères – medieval charm / Photo Brigitte Heller

Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of this medieval town, which incidentally lent its name to the region of La Gruyère and the famous Gruyère AOP cheese. Experience the perfect symbiosis of culture, nature and culinary delights during a visit to this enchanting Swiss town.

Chateau Gruyère

Chateau Gruyères

Chateau Gruyères

Be sure to experience Gruyères Castle – a fascinating journey through eight centuries of art and history! Originally built in the 13th century as the residence of the counts, the castle offers impressive temporary exhibitions that captivate visitors. From the imposing medieval fortress walls to the romantic salons, the castle takes you on a thrilling journey through time of a special kind.

Town of Gruyères with the famous Gruyère AOP cheese

From the castle terrace, you can admire the impressive panorama of the foothills of the Alps before strolling through the traffic-free town of Gruyères. You will discover new, impressive photo opportunities with every step you take. For a completely different cultural experience, visit the museum and bar of Oscar-winning artist and Alien creator H.R. Giger and explore the Tibet Museum.

In the region’s traditional restaurants, you will be spoiled with legendary specialties from the Fribourg Pre-Alps, including delicious fondues or dishes from the Kilbi menu. If you would like to learn the secrets of fondue preparation, the Fondue Academy offers the perfect opportunity to learn directly from master cheesemakers. Let Gruyère’s culinary diversity and cultural richness enchant you!

Gruyère cheese

Gruyère cheese

Greyerzer cheese world-famous

La Maison du Gruyère is an impressive village cheese dairy that offers you a unique insight into the industrial production of Gruyère AOP and much more…

Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of Gruyère AOP! Learn all about the centuries-old know-how behind this famous cheese and the various stages of its production. Discover the specifications and the high quality and traceability requirements that apply to this exceptional cheese.

Learn more about the careful maturing and care in the cellar, which develops Gruyère AOP to its full splendor and variety of flavors for at least 5 months. Let yourself be enchanted by the secrets of this traditional cheese production and experience the world of Gruyère AOP up close at La Maison du Gruyère!

Video Gruyeres in Switzerland by drone

Gruyères (German: Greyerz) is a town in the district of Gruyère in the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland.
The medieval town is an important tourist location in the upper valley of the Saane/Sarine river, and gives its name to Gruyère cheese. The medieval town is located at the top of 82 metre-high hill overlooking the Saane valley and the Lake of Gruyère.

Gruyeres in Switzerland by drone

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Video GRUYÈRES: Una pequeña ciudad histórica conservada en Suiza

GRUYÈRES: Una pequeña ciudad histórica conservada en Suiza

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