Musée Suisse de la Marionnette

Top choice in Fribourg, Drei-Seen-Land and The Jura

In an age where technology is everything, it's refreshing to see that some unique, age-old crafts that have brought joy to children and adults alike throughout the ages are being kept alive and well at this fabulous little museum. In addition to the museum's collection of handmade and historical puppetry, there are regular marionette shows and puppetry workshops and the views from the bridge out front are fabulous.

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Nearby Fribourg, Drei-Seen-Land and The Jura attractions

1. Pont du Milieu

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This bridge, built in 1720, was the main artery into the city of Fribourg. Utterly photogenic, the bridge itself, the scenery around it and the views from…

2. Pont de Berne

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Built in 1250, this covered wooden bridge is one of the oldest in Switzerland and has been under constant renovation over the centuries.

3. Old Town

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The 12th-century Old Town was laid out in simple fashion, with Grand-Rue as the main street and parallel Rue des Chanoines and Rue des Bouchers devoted to…

4. Planche Supérieure

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Cross Pont du Milieu and head west towards this broad, sloping square, which features the former Commanderie de St Jean, erected by the Knights of the…

5. Cathédrale St Nicolas de Fribourg


Before entering this brooding 13th-century Gothic cathedral, contemplate the main portal with its 15th-century sculptured portrayal of the Last Judgment…

6. Hôtel de Ville

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Fribourg's late-Gothic town hall dominates the heart of the Old Town. Just to the side, you'll find the 500-year-old symbol of the city, the Tilleul de…

7. Fri Art

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For an inspiring dose of contemporary art, head to this old red-brick seminary for some excellent temporary exhibitions. Late-night opening on Thursday…

8. Tilleul de Morat

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Legend has it that in 1476 a messenger sprinted from Murten to Fribourg to relay the joyous news that the Swiss had defeated Charles the Bold…only to drop…