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 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 16.67 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Gruyeres for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Gruyeres.

    • Burglary and Theft 15 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 10 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 10 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 2.5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 10 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 5 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 80 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 10 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 10 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 17.5 (Very Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Gruyeres is 203.41 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 87.35 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 79.86 (High)
    • Pollution Index 16.09 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31.25 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 114.98 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 75 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.85 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 119.54 (Very High)
    • 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 0.23 USD
    • International Movie per seat 18.65 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.45 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 112.25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 103.61 USD

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

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