Incongruous Switzerland

While in Fribourg we took a day trip to the Gruyere region, the land of both the famed cheese and the Nestle chocolate factory.  It’s classic Switzerland – rolling green hills, dramatic steep mountains, lots of cows, and an old castle perched on a hilltop.

And while you’ll find the typical fare there, including a history museum in the actual castle, complete with a hilarious multimedia ‘spectacle’ presentation that included a jester narrator named Shalimala, you can also visit a gallery with the works of the artist responsible for the design of the film Aliens.  Scary mutant statues and 15th century history – who knew they went together?

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