On June 20, 1998, the MUSEUM HR GIGER opened its doors in the medieval Château St. Germain in the 400 year old historic, walled city of Gruyères, Switzerland. As the permanent home to many of Giger's key works, the museum houses the largest and most impressive collection of the artist's paintings and sculptures, furniture and film designs, dating from the early 1960's till the present day. The museum's top floor houses a permanent display of Giger's own private art collection and the Museum Gallery where Giger curates one-man exhibitions on the work of other artists. The museum is a work in progress and a Giger Bar, adjoining the museum, is completed.

Château St. Germain
1663 Gruyères
Tel.: +41 26 921 22 00
Fax: +41 26 921 22 11
E-Mail: info@hrgigermuseum.com

Opening hours HR GIGER MUSEUM
Apr–Oct: opened every day 10–18 h
Nov–March: Tue–Fri 13–17 h;
    Sat / Sun 10–18 h;
    closed on Mondays

Opening hours HR GIGER BAR
Tuesday to Sunday 10–20:30 h;
closed on Mondays

Admission Prices and Map

Admission Prices

Adults: CHF 12.50
Students / Seniors / Military: CHF 8.50  
Children: CHF 4.00  
Group Rates (12 or more)
Adults: CHF 8.50  
Students / Seniors / Military: CHF 7.50  
Children: CHF 3.00  
Combined tickets for the HR Giger Museum (Château St. Germain) and the upper Castle Gruyères: CHF 19
Parking fee: CHF 5 per day (only on the weekend and during holidays)
Please consider that some of the work might not be suitable for children.
For groups of to 20 people, Museum HR Giger offers pre-booked Guided Tours, an informative and exciting opportunity for groups to find out more about the works, the museum and HR Giger. Guided Tours, available in French, English and German, must be booked in advance of your visit, please call or email us to book:
Tel.: +41 26 921 22 00. E-Mail: info@hrgigermuseum.com
Getting to Gruyeres by car:
Driving to Gruyères is very easy as the town is very close to the Bulle turnoff (exit 4) of the Autobahn A12 that connects Lake Geneva (near Vevey and Montreux) with Bern and Zürich. A recently opened bypass allows easy and fast driving around rather than through Bulle. Cars are not allowed inside the old town but ample free parking is available at the bottom of the hill.
Getting to Gruyeres by train:
From Zurich main station: To Fribourg, change for Bulle where you catch the regio express towards Montbovon and Gruyeres.
From Geneva: To Montreux, change for hourly train Montbovon. There, a short ride on the regio express train to Gruyeres (direction Broc Fabrique).
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