Culture et Patrimoine

Grandson Castle

Grandson Castle
Grandson Castle. © Swiss-Fly Boris Bron
  • Place

    • Grandson
  • Recommended Duration

    • 1 h 0

Located above Lake Neuchâtel and a few minutes from Yverdon-les-Bains, the medieval castle of Grandson is Switzerland’s second largest château. Several collections, crossbows, weapons, armour and multiple workshops for adults and children add to the enjoyment of visiting the fortress.

Built between the 11th and 13th century, the castle of Grandson played a main role in the Burgundian Wars and the battle of Grandson (1476). Defeated by the Swiss Confederates, the Duke of Burgundy, Charles the Bold, left behind exquisite spoils of war, a great number of artillery pieces among them.

In the historical rooms, you can admire beautiful Renaissance stalls, scale models of castles and battles as well as a Renaissance room. A wall-walk, a torture chamber and a dungeon complete the visit. In addition, new exhibition areas describing the castle's entire history will be open soon to the visit for the public.

Treasure hunts, guided tours or creative workshops: the activities for the young and not so young let visitors discover the castle in a fun way. The rooms and private rooms and the beautiful inner courtyard can be rented for seminars, weddings, and banquets. In August, the castle opens its courtyards and gardens during the great medieval festival.

Opening hours

Opening hours
  • From 1 Apr 2021 to 31 Oct 2021

  • Monday - Sunday

    • 08:30 - 18:00
  • From 1 Nov 2021 to 31 Mar 2022

  • Monday - Sunday

    • 10:00 - 18:00


  • Per person


    • CHF 12.-
  • Child (6-16 years old)

    • CHF 5.-
  • Student/pen./inv.

    • CHF 10.-
  • Groups (from 10 pers.)

    • CHF 10.-
  • Family

    2 adults + 1-2 children

    • CHF 28.-
  • Guided tour

    up to 25 people (group price)

    • CHF 75.-




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