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St. John’s Medieval Festival

Château de Gruyères
Rue du Château 8
1663 Gruyères

+41 (0)26 921 21 02

www.chateau-gruyeres.ch

On the castle of Gruyères' magnificent site, under the aegis of the summer solstice, the Midsummer Day festival is sure to be full of surprises for all Middle Ages enthusiasts.

“That is so medieval!” But were the Middle Ages truly as cruel and ignorant as the saying suggests? For a weekend, Gruyères Castle challenges the clichés and sheds light on the knowledge, wonders, and mysteries of the 15th century.

Learn about the secrets of surgery and medicine. Test your knowledge of remarkable military advancements. Admire the distant explorations, rediscoveries, and inventions of a surprising world. Your curiosity will be satisfied by a variety of workshops and demonstrations. Throughout the day, enjoy medieval delights in a joyful and festive atmosphere.

And make sure to write down your vow and join the festivities on Saturday night after dark around the St. John’s bonfire!

From 22 to 23 Jun 2025

Saturday09:00 - 22:00

Sunday09:00 - 18:00

Admission prices

Adults 16.- CHF
Seniors, students 11.- CHF
Children (6 to 15) 5.- CHF
Children under 6 Free
Family rate 33.- CHF
Friends of Gruyères Castle, Swiss Museum Pass, Raiffeisen (membres plus), ICOM Free

Dates and timetable

From 22 to 23 Jun 2025

Saturday09:00 - 22:00

Sunday09:00 - 18:00

Château de Gruyères
Rue du Château 8
1663 Gruyères

+41 (0)26 921 21 02

www.chateau-gruyeres.ch

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