Château de Gruyère. Photo: Wikipedia.

The County of Gruyère

The castle of the Counts of Gruyère was entangled in the disputes between Savoy, Burgundy, Bern and Freiburg in the fifteenth century. Gruyère was a vassal of Savoy, but Gruyère chose the side of Bern and Freiburg in 1475 (the wars against Burgundy). Freiburg became the new owner after a bankruptcy of the last count in 1554.