Visiting the Castle
Prepare your visit and find the best way to get to Gruyères Castle. You can also combine your visit with other local museums.
The entrance ticket gives access to the castle, the garden and the temporary exhibitions. The garden is open from Easter to October. During the winter period, it can be seen from the ramparts or from the castle balcony.
The castle is open every day, including Christmas and New Year’s day.
April – October : 9am to 6pm
November – March : 10am to 5pm
Last entry: 45 minutes before closing. We recommend that you arrive 1 hour before closing time in order to fully enjoy your visit.
How to get to the Castle
Gruyères is easily accessible by public or private transport. As the town is closed to traffic, it takes between 10 and 20 minutes on foot to reach the castle from the Gruyères-Ville (bus) station or the various parking lots (travel time varies depending on the parking lot: P1, P2 and P3).
(15 adult entries minimum)
|Children (6 to 15 years old)
|(2 adults and up to children)
|Swiss Museum Pass
and Raiffeisen (membres plus)
Credit cards and euros (banknotes) are accepted (change given in Swiss francs).
Visit two museums on the same day and get a discount.
|Castle and Maison du Gruyère
|Castle and HR Giger Museum
|Castle et Tibet Museum
|School visit with one accompanying teacher
Offer valid on weekdays, during the school year outside holidays, only for Swiss public schools.
School classes can also discover Gruyères Castle by booking a guided tour or animation. Look at the offers and prices.
Audio guide in augmented reality
More stories to hear and see! That’s what the amazing Castle of Gruyères tour app offers. This augmented reality audio guide allows you to explore the nooks and crannies of the counts’ residence and discover the castle as you have never seen it before.
We recommend that you bring your own headphones.
Available on Apple Store and on Google Play.
Visiting the castle is highly recommended for families. Various fun and educational supports are available free of charge:
- Gruyères Castle Bestiary
- Chalamala tour
For accessibility and security reasons, it is not allowed to visit the castle rooms with a stroller or dorsal baby carrier.
Toilets with changing table are available at the castle reception.
Guided 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.