Gruyeres Travel Guide

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Gruyeres Overview

Gruyers is the capital of the district of Gruyére in the canton of Fribourg. Gruyères is 810 m above sea level, 4.5 km south-south-east of the district capital Bulle. The historical town is placed on top of an isolated hill north of the alps, in the foothills of mount Moléson and a perfectly preserved old castle-village, isolated on its crag but within easy reach of Lake Geneva. The medieval town is an important tourist location in the upper valley of the Saane river, and gives its name to the well-known cheese. Gruyères cheese is an important factor in supporting the tourist trade in the region.

There is a cheese factory in Pringy which is open to visitors.

It is one of Switzerland’s most photogenic sights and attracts hordes of daytrippers throughout the summer season, come to stroll on the village’s only street and explore the impressive château - one them being me in nice day in early April.

A major tourist attraction is the medieval town of Gruyères with its castle

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