Oh beautiful Switzerland
Favorite thing: Gruyères is a cute little town in the canton of Fribourg in the west part of Switzerland.
Most of the population speaks French as their first language, Swiss German is second. The population is only about 2.077.
Of course it’s famous for its Gruyères Cheese, the agriculture still specializes in milk production and cattle-breeding.
When I lived in Switzerland we used to go there to eat their excellent dairy products, not only cheese, as we know it, but cream and desserts made with it. Also in winter it’s a great place to enjoy a cheese fondue, it has cute cabins restaurants, you can’t get any more “Swiss” than that.
Fondest memory: I miss Switzerland and this village particularly for it's cuteness and quietness.
CRANE'S IN GUYERES
Favorite thing: When walking around Gruyeres I noticed many depiction's of Crane's [ the Bird]
Why? Because the Crane inspired the town to be named "Gruyeres"
According to a legend, in 400 A.D., a crane was spotted on the hill inspiring people to name the town Gruyeres.
- Historical Travel
- Arts and Culture
Favorite thing: The crane (the bird, not construction equipment!) inspired the name Gruyeres, the word for crane in French is "grue", and you will see lots of decoration in Gruyeres featuring cranes. I also saw a lot of crane decor at Chateau de Chillon near Montreux but not sure if there is a connection between the two.
The 1st few cranes I saw here looked like emaciated chickens to me but I liked some of the more elegant cranes you found in the lamposts and signs throughout the village.
Cheese filled cat
Favorite thing: I think this cat ate way too much cheese, no matter what sounds we made it wouldn't look it and he does look rather well fed.
Or maybe he only understands French?