10 Things to Do in Gruyeres That You Shouldn't Miss

January 3, 2018 Lean Nau

Discover the best top things to do in Gruyeres, Switzerland including Funiculaire Moleson sur Gruyeres, Maison Cailler Chocolaterie, Musee Gruerien, Les Bains de la Gruyere, Le Moleson, Castle of Gruyeres, Les Gorges De La Jogne, Train Fondue, Moleson Bob-luge, Charmey Aventures.
Restaurants in Gruyeres

1. Funiculaire Moleson sur Gruyeres

Gruyeres 1662, Switzerland +41 26 921 80 80
Excellent
62%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 118 reviews

Funiculaire Moleson sur Gruyeres

Reviewed By Vicmonte - Metro Manila, Philippines

If you are in Central Switzerland, you have to visit Moleson and you have two options to reach the summit, the easy way or the hard way. Either way, the surrounds is a must to see! In my case, we took the gondola and we were treated with outstanding views of the Swiss Alps!!! On a clear day, you can see Mount Blanc! When the clouds start to roll in, it is awesome experience. You can either just stay in the restaurant or if you are fit, you can hike around!

2. Maison Cailler Chocolaterie

rue Jules Bellet 7, Broc 1636, Switzerland
Excellent
63%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Maison Cailler Chocolaterie

Reviewed By emmaella611 - Moutier, Switzerland

It’s more than 5 times I visit this place.
I like all the concepts. One thing I don’t like is “the audio” because it’s not so practice. It’s better if Maison Cailler also provide the earphone.
The quiz and film in the cinema: it’s better to change the film or quiz regularly.
The staff in the “tasting counter” is not really friendly. No smile at all.
Come on Maison Cailler. You can do better than this. Up grade your service and be more creative.

3. Musee Gruerien

rue de la Condemine 25, Bulle 1630, Switzerland +41 26 916 10 10
Excellent
42%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 49 reviews

Musee Gruerien

The Musee gruerien of Bulle, Gruyere Region "Stories to share": Ever since 1917, the Musee gruerien has been examining and highlighting the cultural heritage of the Gruyere region. Located close to the historical centre of Bulle, the museum offers since 2012 an interactive permanent exhibition: a circuit entitled "Gruyere - Footprints and Detours". A sign-posted path introduces you to the Gruyere region and its inhabitants. A vibrant, up-to-date overview of the cultural heritage. Dynamic lighting,an atmosphere that appeals to your feelings. Easy access for all ages. Reconstructions of interiors and themed areas tell of the economic, religious and social history of the inhabitants of the region between the 16th and 20th centuries. There are farmers' rooms, mountain cheese dairies, objects bearing witness to popular piety, everyday life and the pastoral cycle. Objects, costumes and documents reveal the richness of a traditional culture based on the farming of mountain pastures and trading of the famous Gruyere AOC cheese. Guided visits of the museum and the townwalk on demand. 150 square metres are given over to alternating presentations of the most beautiful and unique collections from the Museum's archives. A permanent exhibition of daguerrotypes by J.-Ph. Girault de Prangey. 350 square metres are given over to short-term topical and/or artistic Exhibitions. A theme-circuit has been specially designed for children. It includes items that can be manipulated and various games that are directly linked to the topics in each section. Children can, for example, play a memory game comparing Bulle in 1912 to the 21st century town, build a woodshingle roof or use a magnetic board to make up their own >.

Reviewed By domdom69 - Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland

a very interesting and very well done museum that presents the history, traditions and the developement of this beautiful region. a must see if you like gruyere

4. Les Bains de la Gruyere

Gros-Plan 30, Charmey 1637, Switzerland +41 26 927 67 67
Excellent
36%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 299 reviews

Les Bains de la Gruyere

Reviewed By foodbliss2014 - Zurich, Switzerland

Les brains are relaxing, not too big but at least when I went quite busy.
The hamam was ok, clean but nothing special, simple Turkish saunas (steam). I was missing some of the beautiful architectural details that lots of hamam bath usually have. It was clean but lacked the 'ah this is nice feeling'.
The saunas are in an outside area, although under cover but still quite fresh, even on a breezy Summer's day.
The two pools are nice and warm (thermal baths) with lots of massage stream options.
There was the area for children which was unfortunately under construction/repair/renovation so it's a bit unfortunate given the entrance fee was still the same.
Beautiful views!!!

5. Le Moleson

Moleson, Switzerland +41 26 921 29 96
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 35 reviews

Le Moleson

Reviewed By Nicholas S - Victoria, Seychelles

Would definitely recommend a visit to this place. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking with a little bit of snow. Wasn't snowing then and in fact weirdly enough in early Dec 2017 the snow had started melting even. The restaurant at the halfway point was closed for renovations. Can't quite remember when it's due to reopen but it was not meant to be closed for too long. Went back down to eat at the one at the car park.
Didn't make it to the top owing to budget limitations. The ticket we had was only up to halfway. The second leg by cable car would have added another CHF22 which we hadn't budgeted for such a large group. Climbing up would have taken more time than we had daylight, bearing in mind the need to climb up then back down.
If you do decide to walk up and down, please be sure to dress up appropriately. The slightly snowy (melting) slopes would be a bit slippery at this time of the year so be extra careful. Hoping to do this trek next time and will plan to get there early enough to allow for this.

6. Castle of Gruyeres

Route du Chateau 8, Gruyeres 1663, Switzerland +41 26 921 21 02
Excellent
56%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Castle of Gruyeres

Gruyères Castle has stood proudly atop a verdant hill in the heart of Switzerland since the 13th century. Surrounded by the magnificent Panorama of the Alpine foothills, the medieval fortress houses prestigious collections that bear witness to its long and rich history. The treasures to be found within its walls include the capes of the Order of the Golden Fleece and the intricate stained-glass windows dating from the Middle Ages; the frescoes commissioned by the bailiffs under the Ancien Régime; paintings by Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot and the troubadour decorations of the Salle des Chevaliers, created at Gruyères in the 19th century by a colony of passionate artists. From its ramparts to its French-style Gardens, from the guard room to its romantic salons, Gruyères Castle takes you on an adventure through eight centuries of art, history and legends.

Reviewed By Richard S

Been to this lovely town a few times but this is the first time around the château. Only 12 Swiss francs per adult which is really cheep for Switzerland. It was very atmospheric and a really interesting couple of hours. Highly recommended.

7. Les Gorges De La Jogne

route du Pessot 29 | depart de la Promenade au parking gratuit un peu en-dessus de Broc, Broc 1636, Switzerland +41 848 424 424
Excellent
46%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 32 reviews

Les Gorges De La Jogne

Reviewed By Calliopehk - Singspore

Walked this of an afternoon with my teenage daughter- very easy hike - we started at Charmey where we followed the green hiking signs.
Beautiful scenes of the green blue lake as you walk along the sides and cross suspension Bridges. Most of the hike is through forest so nice and cool even in the summer.
Some people were fishing in the lake but not sure if swimming allowed.
After Broc we wanted to continue to Gruyere Castle but the trail signs became less clear so we aborted outside Broc and took a bus back.

8. Train Fondue

Place de la Gare, Bulle 1630, Switzerland
Excellent
71%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Train Fondue

Escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life and take time out to enjoy a fondue! An epicurean recipe for foodies! Join the vintage train in Bulle for Montbovon to enjoy a journey through the Gruyère countryside and savour a silky smooth Swiss cheese fondue* and a famous regional dessert.

Reviewed By Ast838 - Zurich, Switzerland

The train departs from Bulle, a nice little town worth a short visit by itself. The trip is very well organized, with reserved seats for each group of passengers. It lasts about 2-3 hrs, with scenic views of the Fribourg region. The train is quite nicely restored, with cozy carriages and nice interiors. Personnel on board quite nice, and good selection of beverages. The fondue and dessert included in the menu are not too god or bad, just regular (but keep in mind that is cooked and served in a 1920s train!). We particularly appreciated the do-it-yourself part of the cooking, is real fun for both children and adults! However, the whole thing might be a bit heavy, since no more than bread is served to complement the cheese. On the downside the riding time is quite short, as the train is basically stopped after one hour of riding, and then stands still for another hour before heading back. Honestly, we were expecting a longer trip (or maybe a round tour to better enjoy the view). Also, no program/guide to the region is provided (that would be nice to understand what is actually seen from the window...) Overall a very nice and fun experience, that conjugates two of the most "swiss" things to do: train riding and cheese eating!

9. Moleson Bob-luge

Moleson, Switzerland
Excellent
59%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Moleson Bob-luge

Reviewed By TheAdanks - Chevroux, Switzerland

Where there with 2 Girls 7 and 10 years old, had great fun. The Bob was very exciting. Unfortunately we couldn't try the grass go cart because of bad weahter condition, but we will return for sure.

10. Charmey Aventures

Riau de la Maula 12 | Les Charrières 1, Charmey 1637, Switzerland +41 79 693 44 77
Excellent
54%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 32 reviews

Charmey Aventures

Charmey Aventures is an entertainment park in Charmey (Gruyère district) that offers seven fun adventure trails in the woods. Enjoy the thrill of passing across suspension Bridges, giant Tyrolean rides (zip lines), ladders, and more, especially two crazy jumps from 13 meters high.Tickets are valid all day long. Also a treasure hunt and mountain scooter courses. Food truck non stop. Picnic place. Dogs are allowed. The park adventure team speaks french,english and german.

Reviewed By 33traveler2010 - Tel Aviv, Israel

The Charmey Aventures was great! My 2 teenagers - 15 & 17 loved it and found it challenging! The adventure park is suitable for everyone from beginners to "experts." It's good for everyone from little kids - adults. My husband and I enjoyed the wonderful views of the pre-Alps while the kids were busy with the different challenges that the park has to offer.

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