Olivier Vogelsang

Welcome on our website. The english full version is under development and will be online soon. Please find hereunder the basic information about our castle and how to find us. If you need more information, please contact us at info@chateau-gruyeres.ch.


Gruyères Castle has stood proudly atop a verdant hill in the heart of Switzerland since the 13th century.

Surrounded by the magnificent panorama of the Alpine foothills, the medieval fortress has been home first to the counts who built it, then to the bailiffs of Fribourg, and finally the Bovy and Balland families from Geneva, before opening its doors to the public in 1938.

Today, the castle houses prestigious collections that bear witness to its long and rich history. The treasures to be found within its walls include the capes of the Order of the Golden Fleece and the intricate stained-glass windows dating from the Middle Ages; the frescoes commissioned by the bailiffs under the Ancien Régime; paintings by Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot; and the troubadour decorations of the Knights’ Hall, created at Gruyères in the 19th century by a colony of passionate artists. From its ramparts to its Frenchstyle gardens, from the guard room to its romantic salons, Gruyères Castle takes you on an adventure through eight centuries of art, history and legends.

Opening Hours

The castle is open eveyday of the year, 9am to 6pm from april to october and 10am to 5pm from november to march.

The castle’s visit takes about 1 hour.

Entry fees

Adults : CHF 12.00
Retired, students : CHF 8.00
Groups (starting from 15 « adult » entries) : CHF 8.00
Kids (from 6 to 15)  CHF 4.00
Under 6 years : free
Families (2 adults, 3 children under 16) : CHF 25.00

If you visit the same day another museum in Gruyères (Maison du Gruyère, Tibet Museum, HR Giger Museum), ask for a combined ticket with the castle.

All credit cards are accepted. Euros notes are accepted but the change is given back in Swiss Francs.



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Olivier Vogelsang, "Grand-Messe" (dét.) © O. Vogelsang
Olivier Vogelsang

Depuis 2014, Olivier Vogelsang parcourt assidument les allées des salons et des foires internationales à la rencontre des exposants et de leurs visiteurs. Stands rutilants, hôtesses souriantes, démonstrateurs hauts en couleur et produits extraordinaires clinquant sous les feux de projecteurs constituent ainsi le théâtre éphémère d’un concentré de professionnels ou de passionnés. Posant son regard aiguisé sur des mondes souvent aux antipodes les uns des autres, le photographe genevois a saisi une série d’instantanés sensibles et cocasses sur ces grand-messes célébrées chaque année par des milliers d’amateurs avertis ou de badauds en promenade.

Photographe de presse pendant plusieurs années, Olivier Vogelsang a conduit en parallèle plusieurs enquêtes photographiques consacrées, entre autres, aux populations en contexte de guerre, aux enclaves territoriales ou à la Suisse et ses contrastes. Pour la deuxième édition de Photo Esplanade, le rendez-vous photographique en plein air du Château de Gruyères, il dévoile son dernier projet : Grand-messe.

Vernissage public le vendredi 31 mars à 18h


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