Gorgier Castle

Gorgier, Switzerland

Gorgier Castle was first time mentioned in 1299. It was owned by the lords of Estavayer and Neuchâtel. The drawbridge, ditches, gardens and outbuildings date from the 16th century.

In the 19th century the castle become the home of rich merchants and industrialists. Following the successive works, the castle is decorated with an architecture combining medieval and Neo-Renaissance features.


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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Switzerland

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María (12 months ago)
Although the Château is private, nothing prevents us from walking past and admiring this magnificent château and its garden. This path has something magical
Jacques Hirschi (13 months ago)
Very beautiful castle, the entrance is magnificent with this soldier standing guard, it directly announces the color ?
Ricardo Esteves (14 months ago)
Very nice but I'm still working there remodeling it.. It's worth a visit
Paul Luthi (3 years ago)
The most beautiful castle in Switzerland
Michel Baechler (4 years ago)
Magnificent castle, very enigmatic in view of the images emerging between the trees along the small winding road passing alongside. From the entrance you can see some facets of it, it is sumptuous, unfortunately it is private property so it is not possible to enter and see from the courtyard.
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