Gruyeres – More than Swiss Cheese

When discovering Switzerland’s infamous mountain range by either train or car, one must make a detour to discover the picture-perfect medieval town of Gruyères. World famous for its cheese, rightfully called Gruyères, this hilltop city is adorned with a castle, three small museums and a myriad of restaurants and shops.

Gruyères Switzerland

Gruyères Switzerland

Gruyères’ castle, dating back to the 13th century, is now a museum depicting 800 years of regional architecture, history and culture. The H. R. Giger museum showcases the fantastical art of Oscar-winner and “Alien” creator H. R. Giger while the Tibet Museum presents over 300 Buddhist sculptures, pictures and artwork from the Himalayas.

Gruyères Switzerland

Gruyères Switzerland

Apart from admiring the city’s medieval architecture and its quaint inner courtyard filled with Swiss charm, the best way to discover Gruyeres is by sitting down at one of the many restaurants to enjoy a Swiss fondue or a cheese raquelette. Dip fresh bread, dry meats or sweat fruits in famous Gruyères cheese while sipping on a glass of locally cultivated Swiss wine to become one with Swiss heritage.

Gruyères Switzerland

Before leaving Gruyères behind, make sure to bring with you a supply of new or aged Gruyères.

Gruyères is located less than two hours from Geneva and is easily accessible by train from Geneva’s main train station.

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Luxury Brand Management Consultant at Roxy Genier
Roxanne or Roxy, founder of Luxe In A City, was nominated as one of the Top 5 Luxury Travel Bloggers by the readers of USA Today. Aside from overseeing this luxury travel blog, she spends her time teaching how to perfect the feeling of luxury to authentic niche brands while traveling the world with her family.
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