GRUYÈRES, or the cheese town as we often name it 🙂 , is also among one of the places we visit again and again. A fine and idyllic medieval town and castle situated on the top of a hill. Some of the finest Swiss cheese variants are made here, and it comes in many different maturity levels, the best are matured for 14 months and has won multiple awards as the best in the World; Le Gruyère AOP Premier Cru!!!! Many shops in the town sells their own produced fantastic cheese and other products. You can of course taste them before buying.

From the castle area, but also from most other points in the town, there is a terrific view to the surrounding mountains like the Mont Moléson and Dent du Chamois.
The HR Giger Museum is also located here, it holds the largest collection of the works of H. R. Giger. Mr Giger was perhaps best known for his design work on the film Alien for which he earned an Oscar in 1980. There is also a Giger Bar opposite the museum.

www.la-gruyere.ch/en/Z3289
www.hrgigermuseum.com/index2.php?option=home