Château de Gruyères. Photo/Foto: TES.

Gruyères Castle

The castle was (re) built by the counts of Gruyère in the 12th century. The castle became the residence of the bailiffs of Fribourg in 1554 until 1798.

The castle shows the medieval walls and the Romanesque chapel, the Renaissance residence, furniture and tapestries, the French gardens, the baroque hall of the bailiff (Landvogt), the Age of Enlightenment and the Romantic reconstruction of the interior and 19th-century art by artistic members of the Bovy family after 1848.

(Source: H. Gremaud, Château de Gruyères, Villars-sur-Glâne).