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HR Giger Museum (Musée HR Giger)
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Gruyères is a Swiss village world-famous for the production of cheese but this cute little Alpine enclave has an eccentric surprise tucked up its sleeve. Known for surreal and sometimes disturbing paintings, film props, album covers and – most famously – the mechanical monster from Alien, the renowned Swiss artist HR Giger (1940–2014) moved here in 1997, buying the medieval Château St Germain. The following year he opened the world’s biggest collection of his work in a wing of the castle; not for the faint-hearted, Musée HR Giger is no ordinary museum but a fully immersive adventure on the dark side of art, made all the more striking by the chocolate-box sweetness of the surrounding village.

Among Giger’s weird and macabre SciFi models, props, sketches and drawings for the film sets ofAlien,Dune andPoltergeist is some of his graphic erotica, all clearly labeled ‘Adults Only’ and displayed in sepulchral gloom. The exhibition also features a short movie on his life, the Academy Award he won for Alien and artwork from his own private collection, which includes pieces by Ernst Fuchs and Salvador Dalí. Following a tour of the museum, most visitors head to the cavernous Giger-themed bar for a restorative strong drink.

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Château St Germain, Gruyères, Fribourg, Switzerland, 1663
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Day Trip to Gruyères including Golden Panoramic Express Train

Day Trip to Gruyères including Golden Panoramic Express Train

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Delve into the rich traditions and picturesque landscapes of Switzerland during a full-day train and coach trip from Geneva. Climb aboard a luxury coach and travel to the quaint village of Broc to sample divine chocolate made in a traditional factory. Head into the hills and visit the beautiful mountaintop town of Gruyeres to savor the rich flavor of renowned Gruyere cheese in a local dairy.
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Day Trip to Gruyères Medieval Village & Chocolate Factory from Geneva

Day Trip to Gruyères Medieval Village & Chocolate Factory from Geneva

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Combine a passion for chocolate and cheese on a full-day epicurean excursion from Geneva to Gruyères. With a gastronomic guide, travel through the Swiss countryside to the village of Gruyères to visit a chocolate factory and a cheese-making facility. Uncover the secrets behind their production during guided tours. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from Geneva on this excursion sure to pleasure your palate.
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Winter Gruyères, chocolate and cheese tour from Lausanne

Winter Gruyères, chocolate and cheese tour from Lausanne

Succumb to the swiss flavors. The perfect excursion for the greedy! Start your excursion with chocolate softness visiting a famous factory. Discover the secrets of making Swiss Chocolate and enjoy tasting as much as you like and can. Visit the “Maison du Gruyères” Le Gruyère AOP is a cheese with a long tradition and its making has been handed down over many generations of cheesemakers both in the alpine and village cheese dairies. You will be guided through a modern world of the senses and our cow Cerise (Cherry) introduces you to the secrets of the Gruyère AOP making. For your lunch, spend some free time wondering and admire the breathtaking landscapes of the Gruyères village. At the foot of the pre-Alps, you will be enchanted by the charm and picturesque architecture of the medieval town. Breathe pure mountain air and hear cowbells in the pasturelands which surrounded the small suburb. Explore the little town, it's been elected most beautiful village in 2014.
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HR Giger Museum (Musée HR Giger) hours of operation: Open Apr–Oct daily 10am–6pm; Nov–Mar Wed–Fri 1pm–5pm, Sat–Sun 10am–6pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to HR Giger Museum (Musée HR Giger) costs USD 184.67. Guided HR Giger Museum (Musée HR Giger) tours start around USD 184.67 per person.
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