Gruyeres Tourism

Situated at the foothills of the Pre-Alps, Gruyeres in Switzerland is a picturesque medieval town. Cobbled streets, ancient houses and an architecturally marvellous castle overlooking it- the town seems like it has been unaffected by the sands of time. The town has been named after the municipality of Gruyeres and the famous Gruyeres cheese. An enchanting little place, your trip to Gruyeres will have you visiting a cheese factory, a chocolate factory, an ‘Alien’ museum and a mountain top offering stunning views of the Switzerland. Haven’t you planned your Gruyeres itinerary yet? Here’s all the information you will require- from where to stay to what to see and to when to visit. 

Essential travel information and Gruyeres tips for your visit

  • Don't forget to plan your itinerary well in advance.
  • During peak season, book your hotels in advance as there is a tourist rush.
  • Please maintain the cleanliness of the place. Do not litter.
  • Do buy the famous Gruyeres cheese. If you don’t, you will regret it later.
  • You have to eat fondue at the restaurants and cafes of Gruyeres.
  • Invest in sturdy shoes and explore the town on foot.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Gruyeres

  • Know the pollution level of Gruyeres before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • How safe is Gruyeres for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Gruyeres.

    • Burglary and Theft 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 4.17 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 4.17 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 4.17 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
    • Safety Index 85.54 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 24.14 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 75 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.21 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Gruyeres

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.3 USD
    • International Movie per seat 17.92 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 47.23 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 109.53 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 105.55 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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