Christmas for the Homeland

27.11.2021–16.01.2022

With the support of

Although Christmas usually evokes love and sharing, it has not always been celebrated in times of peace. Since the 19th century, Europe has experienced several periods of tension and conflict which have left their mark on Christmas traditions.

Christmas for the Homeland invites you to discover nationalistic decorations for Christmas trees, military toys made just for children, greeting cards sent to the front and much more. All the patriotic and ideological symbols proliferated in private homes in France, Germany, Great Britain, and even Switzerland, to spread a common message and unite the nation in wartime.

Opening on Friday November 26th at 6 pm, free and open to all.

With the support of

Gruyères Castle

Rue du Château 8

1663 Gruyères

Open every day

10am - 5pm