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Historical Village of Gruyères
Gruyères is a town in the district of Gruyère in the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland. Its German name is Greyerz.

The medieval town is an important tourist location in the upper valley of the Saane river, and gives its name to the well-known cheese.

The castle, constructed in the 13th century, was home to a long succession of Gruyères counts. Michel, the last of them, faced financial difficulties and declared bankruptcy in 1554. The creditors – the towns of Fribourg and Berne – shared his land between them. The Castle became the headquarters of the Fribourg bailiffs (1555-1798), then the prefects’ residence until 1848. It was put up for sale in 1849 and became the property of the Bovy and Balland families, who stayed there in summer and took care of restoration of the site with their artist friends. In 1938, the State of Fribourg bought the Castle and opened a museum.

Nikon D90 18-105mm
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Comments

  • sstarlightss
    sstarlightssalmost 4 years ago

    Che bella foto, Rosy, ho un ricordo bellissimo di Gruyères! Grazie per avermi riportato indietro col tempo! Un abbraccio e un bacione. ;o)

  • Ciao Claudia :)) si, è davvero un posticino idillico…vado sempre volentieri…grazie del tuo grazioso commento. Un abbraccio anche a te :)))

    – Rosy Kueng

  • mikequigley
    mikequigleyalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely capture Rosy – gorgeous – mq

  • thank you so much Mike :)))

    – Rosy Kueng

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökalmost 4 years ago

    Superb image, dear Rosy!

  • Thank you dear Bèla for stopping by :)))

    – Rosy Kueng

  • Susana Weber
    Susana Weberalmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you as well :)))

    – Rosy Kueng

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 4 years ago

    Lovely scene, well captured Rosy !

  • Thank you Trish…it’s a lovely place too :))) you would like it…

    – Rosy Kueng

  • StephenRB
    StephenRBalmost 4 years ago

    Great composition across the village

  • Thank you very much for stopping by Stephen :)))

    – Rosy Kueng

  • Silvia Ganora
    Silvia Ganoraalmost 4 years ago

    Really beautiful shot!

  • Thanks a lot Silvia..glad you like it!

    – Rosy Kueng

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