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Fribourg and Neuchatel Sights

Giger Museum

  • Château St. Germain
  • Gruyères

Updated 09/18/2012

Fodor's Review

This museum houses the largest collection of paintings, sculpture, furniture, and film designs by the enormously talented but equally tormented H.R. Giger. The Swiss surrealist won an Academy Award for his set design for the horror film Alien; he's not likely to win any prizes for his cheerful, healthy outlook on life (or women). That said, a few of his sculpture/furniture pieces are very good. Most people will get enough of an idea about the artist just by sitting

in the Giger Bar, opposite the museum. Here you can admire ceiling buttresses that look like elongated backbones with ribs, and his ingenious trademark chairs: yet more spines and ribs, with pelvises for headrests.

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Sight Information


Château St. Germain, Gruyères, Fribourg, 1663, Switzerland



Sight Details:

  • 12.50 SF
  • Apr.–Oct., daily 10–6; Nov.–Mar., Tues.–Fri. 1–5, weekends 10–6, closed Mon.

Updated 09/18/2012


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