Tours and Activities

Whether they come with their family or on a class visit, young visitors are welcome at Gruyères Castle. Children can explore the historical site through fun discovery tours and activities for all ages.

Children’s Activities

Two different tours of the castle are availble just for children:

Gruyères Castle Bestiary

Younger children (from 3 years old) can explore the rooms of the castle with the help of their bestiary, a free booklet available at the entrance.

Chalamala Tour

Older children (from 6 years old) will find Chalamala the Jester throughout the castle. He will introduces them to the historical rooms through playful activities (free of charge and available in French and German).

Treasure Hunt

Follow the clues along with your guide in medieval costume and find the 10 scrolls hidden throughout the castle. Each one contains a clue that will guide you to the treasure. While you hunt, you will learn about the history and legends of this castle. Once your quest is over, it will be time to knight a knight or a young lady and leave with a share of the treasure.

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For ages 5 – 12 years
Guide in costume
Duration: about 1h30
Groups of up to 25 participants
Price: entrance tickets + CHF 140 per treasure hunt
Available languages: French, German

For schools
Guide in costume
Duration: about 1h30
Groups of up to 25 children and up to 2 companions
Price: CHF 140 per treasure hunt (free of charge on admission tickets for Swiss public schools)
Available languages: French, German

Treasure Hunt (Please book at least 2 working days before the date of the visit.)

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

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

Storytelling tour (Please book at least 2 working days before the date of the visit.)

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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

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
Price: entrance tickets + CHF 90 per guide
Available languages: French, German, English, Italian, Spanish

For schools
Duration: about 1 hour
Groups of 25 participants and 2 accompanying persons maximum
Price: CHF 90 per guided tour (free of charge on admission tickets for Swiss public schools)
Available languages: French, German, English, Italian, Spanish

Guided Tour of the Castle (Please book at least 2 working days before your visit)

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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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School Visit

School classes can discover Gruyères Castle on their own through a self-guided tour or by booking a guided tour or animation. Swiss public schools, from primary school to university, receive free admission for class visits accompanied by the teacher(s) in charge. Reservation required.

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School visit (Please book at least 2 working days before the date of the visit.)

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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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Gruyères Castle

Rue du Château 8

1663 Gruyères

Open every day

9am - 6pm