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Fribourg Region

Gruyere Village Fribourg regionThe French speaking Pays de Fribourg sandwiched between Bern and the Geneva Lake region is somewhat a world turned upside down, incorporating the Jura mountains on its small territory where three different holiday regions overlap. The the Pre-Alps foothills, the city of Fribourg and the Three-Lakes Region. Limestone mountain summits in the south and Mediterranean feeling lakesides in the north.

Fribourg
The Cantonal capital city, explore a cultural treasure trove harkening back to the Middle Ages in this university town of hiistory and gastronomy. Under an hour drive from the Pre-Alps you'll come across the Mediterranean mildness of the medieval cities of Murten and Estavayer-le-Lac where as early as Roman times, the Three-Lakes was a favorite spot to holiday.

Gruyeres
Find your way to Gruyères feeling tucked away in a lost world with its medieval Gruyères Castle of the dukes of Savoy, famous cheese factory tour and the Chocolate factory of Caillier in Broc, amid the works of visionary fantasy artist H.R. Giger, the creator of the Alien movie iconic monster ispiration. If hiking or biking is your pleasure, discover the resorts of Schwarzsee, Charmey, Bulle, and Moléson.

In winter, the Pre-Alpine hills region offer an excellent world to explore in the snow at a lower price that some of the more famous and sphisticated high resorts. Enjoy snowshoeing in the crystaline close to nature beauty for a bargain price with over 100 kilometers of easily accessible sign marked routes for all age groups, from novice and expert in the enchanting snow-blanketed countryside. Refuel your spirit and warm your soul in the warmth and charm of the many Alpine Huts you’ll find in the Fribourg region.with traditional fondue, soupe du chalet, or the rösti in the charming romance of of pure Switzerland.

Fribourg City
Cailler-Nestle Chocolate Factory Tour
Gruyeres Castle
Maison Gruyere Cheese Tour
HR Giger Museum and Bar


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