Time  45 minutes

Coordinates 570

Uploaded September 1, 2016

Recorded August 2016

  • Rating

     
  • Information

     
  • Easy to follow

     
  • Scenery

     
-
-
2,636 f
2,317 f
0
1.1
2.3
4.56 mi

Viewed 1645 times, downloaded 9 times

near Epagny, Canton de Fribourg (Switzerland)

GRUYERES
Run from the campsite Les Sapins to the Chateau de Gruyeres. Easy to run an beautifull landscapes from the Chateau.

Good run!

The Castle of Gruyères (in French: château de Gruyères), located in the medieval town of Gruyères, Fribourg, is one of the most famous in Switzerland. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.
History
The building was built between 1270 and 1282, following the typical square plan of the fortifications in Savoy. It was the property of the Counts of Gruyères until the bankruptcy of the Count Michel in 1554. His creditors the cantons of Fribourg and Bern shared his earldom. From 1555 to 1798 the castle became residence to the bailiffs and then to the prefects sent by Fribourg. In 1849 the castle was sold to the Bovy and Balland families, who used the castle as their summer residency and restored it. The castle was then bought back by the canton of Fribourg in 1938, made into a museum and opened to the public. Since 1993, a foundation ensures the conservation as well as the highlighting of the building and the art collection.

1 comment

  • Photo of Caroline2

    Caroline2 Sep 7, 2016

    I have followed this trail  View more

    :) Bona ruta!

You can or this trail