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).

It was an ordinary bankruptcy of the count in 1554. Freiburg became the new owner.