THE MUSEUM’S NIGHT IN LA GRUYÈRE, GLÂNE, PAYS D’ENHAUT AND SAANENLAND, AN EVENT YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS. DISCOVER ALL THE REGION’S MUSEUM ON A VERY SPECIAL ATHMOSPHERE!
Hightlights of the night
From 5:00 pm until 11:00 pm, games, circus shows, guided visits, temporary artsworks, films, workshops for children, soup, tea and more…
From 5:00 pm until 11:00 pm
LA GRUYÈRE TOURISME
Place des Alpes 26
Case postale 593
Phone +41 (0)848 424 424
Fax +41 (0)26 919 85 01
The Cantorama presents the extraordinary richness of choral works from the Canton of Fribourg. A video film shows its interesting evolution. This old church with its astounding acoustics frequently hosts concerts of all kinds of music.
July and August :
Sunday from 2pm to 5pm.
Special opening times for groups on request.
Office du Tourisme
Tel. +4126 929 81 81
Château de Gruyères
Gruyères 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 decorations of the Knight’s Hall. From its ramparts to its French-style gardens, from the guard room to its romantic salons, Gruyères Castle takes you on an adventure through eight centuries of art, history and legends.
Open every day
April through October: 9am to 6pm
November through March: 10am – 5pm
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.
The goal of our information center about energy is to provide you with a fun and educational experience. How is electricity generated? Which are the new renewable energy sources? How can you save electricity? You will find answers to these questions and many more in Electrobroc. Our guides encourage discussion while tailoring their approach depending on your knowledge level and interests. As part of the tour, you will safely enter a hydroelectric power plant in operation and experience the magic of electricity thanks to a unique demonstration of very high voltage effects (250,000 volts).
From February to December, Monday through Saturday from 8am to 5pm (closed on Sunday and on public holidays).
Guided tour only, on reservation at least one day in advance.
Guided tour, free of charge (length: about 1.5 hours)
The hot air balloon museum enables you to experience the magic of ballooning in all its different aspects. From Icarus to Piccard, allow yourself to be wafted away, and follow the history of lighter-than-air travel thanks to an interactive and entertaining approach.
14h00 – 17h00
Lundi : Fermé
Novembre : Fermeture annuelle
Adults : CHF 8.00
Seniors from 60 : CHF 6.00
Students : CHF 5.00 (->25 ans)
Children in the company of an adult : (free -> 9 ans)
Groups (from 10 persons)
Adults : CHF 5.00
Seniors from 60 : CHF 5.00
Students : CHF 5.00
Guided visits in french, german or english (max 25 persons) : Surcharge CHF 75.00
Chemin des Ballons 2
+41 78 723 78 33
La Maison du Gruyère
“Gruyere AOC: a journey to the heart of the senses”, the exhibition where you will be able to discover all the secrets of “Gruyère AOC” cheese-making. Cheese is made 3 to 4 times a day. As the visitors watch, the master cheese-maker produces up to 48 wheels of Gruyère AOC every day. The dairy is equipped with 4 X 4800 liter vats and a cellar where 7’000 cheeses can ripen.
Daily, from June through September from 9am to 6.30pm
from October through May from 9am to 6pm
Adult : 7 CHF
Student (from 12 years old), Senior citizen : 6 CHF
Family rate (2 adults + children up to age 12) : 12 CHF
Combined ticket with the castle of Gruyères for the price “Adult” : 16 CHF
Group from 10 people (a booking is necessary at least 48 hours in advance) :
Adult : 6 CHF
Student (from 12 years old), Senior citizen : 5 CHF
Children’ group (-12 years old) : 3 CHF
Reduction with the guest card “Be my guest” in connection with an overnight in Fribourg Region
Free entrance with the touristic pass “Fripass” in connection with the public transports in Fribourg Region
Access to the cheese factory and demonstration and « Gruyere : a Journey to the Heart of the Senses » exhibition is free for all members of the ASM, “Passeport Musées Suisses” holders or one of its partners.
The Swiss Chocolate Factory
Imagine a place where all your senses can be immersed in the wonderful world of Cailler chocolate; your eyes discover mysterious Aztec cocoa ceremonies; your hands hold roasted cocoa beans and your nose follows the wafting smell of fresh chocolate whilst you discover the different production stages of the Cailler branches; and finally taste, since what would Cailler chocolate be if it didn’t find its way to your mouth, where it caresses your taste buds with the fabulous flavours of the best cocoa, milk from the region, and other delicious ingredients.
7 days a week
(except 25.12. & 1.1.)
A visit takes around 1h00 to 1h30.
01.04. to 31.10. : 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
01.11. to 31.03. : 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Closes one hour after the last tour (after the start of the last visit)
Children < 16 years old : free when accompanied by an adult
Adults : CHF 12.00
Students and seniors : CHF 9.00
Members of Hello Family Club Coop will get 40% off (max. 2 adults) Valid from February 1st to March 4th 2018
Groups and schools
Groups from 10 adults: CHF 9.00 per person
Groups of children < 16 years old: CHF 3.00 per child
1 free accompanying adult per 10 children
Each additional accompanying adult: CHF 9.00 per person
Prices may be subject to change
Musée du Vieux Pays-d’Enhaut
With its collection of craft work and objects used in daily life, our museum offers visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of bygone days. The highlight of the visit is, without doubt, the wonderful collection of antique papercuts. This art has become typical of the Pays-d’Enhaut.
Musée HR Giger
HR Giger became an internationally renown artist through his biomechanical art and the creation of Alien, which earned him an Oscar in 1980. His museum showcases a variety of his most important creations, reflecting his mythical-magical universe.
The adjacent Giger Bar with its gothic arches represents one of the artist’s most beautiful works of art – its features and furnishings evoke the appearance of stone relicts in old cathedrals… and exert a mesmerizing effect on its visitors.
April through October: Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 6.30pm
November through March: Tuesday to Friday from 1pm to 5pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 6pm, closed on Mondays
Adults: CHF 12.50
Students / Seniors / Military: CHF 8.50
Children: CHF 4.00
Group Rates (12 or more)
Adults: CHF 8.50
Students / Seniors / Military: CHF 7.50
Children: CHF 3.00
Combined tickets for the HR Giger Museum (Château St. Germain) and the upper Castle Gruyères: CHF 19
Meet the authentic Gruyère
Today’s window on regional heritage, the museum sets the pace of the region’s cultural events as it stages temporary exhibitions, displays rich collections of folk art and farm interiors (restored from rural dwellings and an Alpine cheese dairy), and presents amazing animated models (town of Bulle in 1722, 1912 and 2002).
Tuesday – Friday:
10 to 12 a.m. and 1.30 to 5 p.m.
(From june to september, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m)
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m
Sundays and public holidays :
1.30 to 5 p.m.
Closed on Monday.
CHF 12.- / reduced price CHF 9.- / group price CHF 8.-
Accompanied children enter free of charge
School and student groups: CHF 3.-
Enter free of charge with Card FriPass
Musée du papier peint
The Museum of the Wallpaper in the Mezieres Castle exhibits an impressive collection of 18th and 19th century wall coverings produced by the most famous English and French manufacturers.
The castle features 12 rooms, including a boudoir and a maid chamber, which are fashioned with wall coverings unique in Switzerland and very rare internationally.
April through October: Thursday through Sunday from 1.30pm to 5pm
November through March: Saturday and Sunday from 1.30pm to 5pm
(Opening for groups on request)
Closed on 25 December and 1 January.
Adults : Fr 8.-
Children (6 to 16 years old) : Fr 4.-
Seniors / Disabled : Fr 6.-
Groups of more than 10 : Fr 6.-
Musée du papier peint
Rue de l’Église 12
tél. +41 26 652 06 90
Musée de Charmey
The Musée de Charmey aims to promote the understanding of the Jogne Valley’s identity. It organizes exhibitions favoring decorative arts as well as two particular materials: wood and paper (since 1993 with the International Paper Triennial).
Monday to Saturday from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm
Sunday from 2pm to 5pm
Closed on 25 December and 1 January.
Adult : 8.-
Senior, student : 5.-
Child (more than 10 years old) : 3.-
Group (more than 10 persons)
Adult : 6.-
Senior, student : 3.-
Child (more than 10 years old) : 1.-
Commented visits are organized on demand (more than 10 persons) : 50.-
Museum of the Saanen countryside
The inhabitants of Saanen are proud of their remarkable economic and cultural history. The subjects of the counts of Gruyère and thirsty for liberty, those huntsmen, peasants, and woodcutters of the past have become ski teachers, mountain guides, hotel owners, and contractors. The wealth of cultural assets created over the past three centuries is a tribute to the variety of activities of the people of the Saanenland.
16th of December 2017 till 1st of April 2018 (Easter)
ca. middle of May to middle of October 2018
Tuesday till Sunday, from 14.00 to 17.00 o’clock. Mondays closed.
Guided visits on inquiry (beyond opening hours possible)
Singles: Adults CHF 8.– / children CHF 6. –
Groups: CHF 6.– (with guidance CHF 12.-)
Schools: CHF 4.– (with guidance CHF 6.-)
Museum der Landschaft Saanen
T. +4133 744 79 88
F. +4133 744 79 89
Swiss museum of stained glass and glass art
The splendid collection of stained glass and reverse paintings on glass displayed in the lovely old castle of Romont is unequalled anywhere in the world. Temporary exhibitions, a workshop and a children’s atelier complete the Museum’s attractions.
Open daily, except Mondays:
April – October: 10.00 to 13.00 / 14.00 to 18.00
November – March: 10.00 to 13.00 / 14.00 to 17.00
Special holiday opening times:
Open on Easter Monday and (Swiss) Whit Monday
Closed on 25 December and the morning of 1 January.
Adults: CHF 12.-
Seniors / Full-time students / Disabled / Military: CHF 9.-
Children under 16 in the company of an adult: free
Groups of more than 10: CHF 9.- per person
School classes or children’s groups: CHF 3.- per child
Special exhibitions may be subject to an additional charge
Guided visits en french, german or english, on demand
Tibet Museum Alain Bordier Foundation
In April 2009, the Alain Bordier Foundation inaugurated the Tibet Museum right in the heart of medieval Gruyères. Its permanent exhibition encompasses a remarkable collection of buddhist sculptures, paintings and ritual objects. Some of these originate from Tibet’s neighboring regions such as Nepal, Kashmir, North India or Burma. This exhibition of extraordinary beauty can be discovered and contemplated within the walls of a restaured chapel dedicated to Saint Joseph.
Easter to October :
Daily from 11am to 6pm
November to Easter :
Tuesday to Friday from 1pm to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6 pm
Adults : CHF 10.-
Seniors, students (with card) : CHF 8.-
Children (6 to 16) : CHF 5.-
Combined ticket (Castle + Tibet Museum) : CHF 17.-
Swiss Museum Pass : Free
Raiffeisen Swiss (card with logo PLUS) : Free
Group (12 persons and more) : special price on request