If you find yourself in the Geneva/ Lausanne area in Switzerland, do not miss out La Gruyere – a village famous for its cheese and chocolate.
To my surprise, in this peaceful quiet picturesque place, I also managed to find a piece of Hollywood in the original sketches for the Oscar awarded movie “Alien”, together with the museum of a visionary artist, H.R. Giger, famous for its creative…but somehow twisted mind – and I am a rebel soul saying this.
So here is the surprising experience Gruyere offered me:
4. A castle with a great legend and high tech effects to present its history – a pleasant surprise, but I should have known as it is not a secret the Swiss state can afford to invest in such technology 🙂
Let’s put it frankly: it was not just aliens he envisioned, but also women in general and sexual fantasies – to the extreme I may add. And there it was…in the quiet mountains and innocent scenery of La Gruyere, I found…let’s be honest the most extreme fantasies of an artist…with a twisted mind. Ironical, I dare say!
So, whoever is interested out there and looks for a “somewhat” different village experience in the Alps, I wholeheartedly recommend Gruyere as a worth your time to experience and visit place!