Culture and Heritage

Grandson Castle

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

  • Recommended Duration
    • 1 h 0

Overlooking Lake Neuchâtel, the Castle of Grandson is a medieval fortress with a thousand years of history that found itself at the heart of European history during the Burgundy Wars between Charles the Bold and the Swiss Confederates.

Built between the 11th and 13th centuries, the castle of Grandson played a central role in the Burgundy Wars and the Battle of Grandson (1476). The Duke of Burgundy Charles the Bold, defeated by the Confederates, left behind a prestigious spoils, including numerous pieces of artillery.

The Castle of Grandson - a site of national importance - is currently being renovated and will house a new museum in 2026. During this transition period, the monument remains open to the public.

Visits, animations and events are organised regularly for the whole family.

Exceptional closure from 24 December 2022 to 2 January 2023.

Opening hours
Opening hours
  • From 1 Oct 2023 to 31 Mar 2024
  • Monday - Sunday
    • 10:00 - 17:00
  • From 1 Apr 2024 to 30 Sep 2024
  • Monday - Sunday
    • 10:00 - 18:00
  • Per person
    Plein tarif
    • CHF 15.-
  • Tarif réduit
    • CHF 10.-
  • Famille
    • CHF 40.-
  • Habitants de Grandson, ICOM/AMS, - de 6 ans, AACG
    • Free
Good to know
Good to know
    • Saturday and Sunday:
    • Public guides tours at 11am, 2pm and 3:30pm
    • The Sunday tours at 11am is in German
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