Tours and Activities

Discover the Gruyères Castle in different ways, by following the visit of an experienced guide or by letting yourself be carried away by the stories of an outstanding storyteller. Plan an unforgettable day from all the activities available to you, your family, friends or colleagues.

Guided Tour of the Castle

Open your eyes, listen and explore every nook and cranny of the castle with a specialist! From the medieval kitchen to the 19th century salons, from the Bailiff’s Hall to the Knights’ Hall, immerse yourself in the history of Gruyères Castle through a fascinating guided tour.

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For everyone (12 years old and up)
Duration: about 1 hour
Groups of up to 25 participants per guide
Price: entrance tickets + CHF 90 per guide
Available languages: French, German, English, Italian, Spanish

Visite guidée du château (Veuillez réserver au moins 2 jours ouvrés avant la date de la visite)

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01.04 - 31.10 visites de 9h à 17h / 01.11 - 30.03 visites de 10h à 16h

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Guided Tour of the Castle and the town of Gruyères

Do you want to extend your experience and know even more about the history of the castle? Our guides will take you on an adventure through the town, across the ramparts and inside the castle. Find out about the valiant Claremboz and Bras de Fer at the Belluard and admire the jester Chalamala’s house.

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For everyone (12 years old and up)
Duration: about 1h30
Groups of up to 25 participants per guide
Price: entrance tickets + CHF 150 per guide
Available languages: French, German, English, Italian, Spanish

Guided tour of the castle

01.04 - 31.10 visits from 9 am to 5 pm / 01.11 - 30.03 visits from 10 am to 4 pm

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Guided Tour of the Town of Gruyères

Discover the medieval city and its history, enhanced by local legends, from the Belluard to the house of the jester Chalamala. Our experienced guides will take you through 800 years of history.

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For everyone (12 years old and up)
Duration: about 45 minutes
Groups of up to 30 participants per guide
Price: CHF 100 per guide
Available languages: French, German, English, Italian, Spanish

Visite guidée de la cité de Gruyères (Veuillez réserver au moins 2 jours ouvrés avant la date de la visite)

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01.04 - 31.10 visites de 9h à 17h / 01.11 - 30.03 visites de 10h à 16h

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« Speedy » Tour

Our costumed guides will embark you on a historical journey of Gruyères and its castle. In one hour, watch in hand, get acquainted with the essentials of the medieval town and its famous castle. An astonishing visit punctuated by local legends!

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For everyone (12 years old and up)
Duration: about 60 minutes
Groups of up to 25 participants per guide
Price: entrance tickets + CHF 90 per guide
Available languages: French, German, English

Visite « chrono » (Veuillez réserver au moins 2 jours ouvrés avant la date de la visite)

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01.04 - 31.10 visites de 9h à 17h / 01.11 - 30.03 visites de 10h à 16h

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Storytelling Tour

Do you know the story of La Belle Luce? Or that of John the Cripple? Come closer and listen! Our storytellers will share the most beautiful tales and legends of Gruyère. Discover the fascinating mysteries of the castle and the picturesque stories of the region through a very different visit.

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For all ages (8 years old and up)
Storyteller in costume
Duration: about 1h15
Groups of up to 25 participants per storyteller
Price: entrance tickets + CHF 140 per guided tour
Available languages: French, German

For schools
Storyteller in costume
Duration: about 1h15
Groups of 25 participants maximum per storyteller and 2 companions maximum
Price: CHF 140 per guided tour (free of charge on admission tickets for Swiss public schools)
Available languages: French, German

Balade contée (Veuillez réserver au moins 2 jours ouvrés avant la date de la visite)

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01.04 - 31.10 visites de 9h à 17h / 01.11 - 30.03 visites de 10h à 16h

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Team Building

Plan something different for your team and spend a day of Team Building at Gruyères Castle. Bring your employees together to share experiences around visits, animations and captivating workshops in a truly exceptional setting, . You can also book a hall and organize a workshop of your choice or an unforgettable aperitif. Together, we will create a tailor-made event for your team.

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Available activities: guided tour; “speedy” tour; storytelling tour; treasure hunt.
Mrs. Patricia Keller Hoffer is at your disposal for any information request.
phone +41 26 921 21 02 or E.

Gruyères Castle

Rue du Château 8

1663 Gruyères

Open every day

10am - 5pm