Where Is Gruyeres?
Gruyeres is a small town located in the Gruyere district in the Fribourge Canton in Switzerland. The German name for the village is Greyerz.
This town from the Middle Ages is a hot tourist spot in the Saane river’s upper valley, and the famous Gruyere cheese is named after it. It has a population of roughly 2,000.
Gruyere cheese is one of the main reasons that tourists flock to this area. The Gruyere cheese really supports the tourist trade in the area. A big tourist attraction is the historic town of Gruyeres. It looks like its straight out of the Middle Ages. There is a castle, with an arts museum and a regional museum. There are various cultural activities in the castle (theater, concerts). There is even a cheese factory, which the tourists love. It is open to visitors. Mont Melson is nearby, and it is a mountain that is great for climbing. If you’re not quite athletic enough to climb the mountain, then there is a cablecar that you can take up to the summit which redeveloped in 1998. Moleson-Village is a resort town that attracts both the winter and summer tourism crowd.
In 1998, HR Giger purchased the Chateau St. German, and it currently houses a museum that displays his works. It is a permanent repository of his artistic output, and it is a very popular tourist destination. HR Giger designed the aliens in the Alien movie. He was a painter, set designer, and sculptor.
When it was measured in 2000, 82% of the population was Roman Catholic, 6% were members of the Swiss Reformed Church, and just dozens of people belonged to other religious groups.
Swiss Heritage Sites Of National Significance
There are over half a dozen Swiss heritage sites of national significance, and some of those include Gruyeres Castle, the Grange du Laviau, and the Former Chartreuse De La Part-Dieu.
When it was measured in 2009, Gruyeres had an area of about 11 square miles. Out of this area, about 4.4 square miles (or roughly 41%) was put to use for agriculture, while about 5.5 square miles (or about 50%) was covered in forest. Out of the remainder of the land, about 5.5% is settled (roads or buildings), and less than 1% is either lakes or rivers and 3% is unproductive land.
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