Saint-Germain Castle

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Saint-Germain Castle
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Saint-Germain Castle
Saint-Germain Castle is located in Canton of Fribourg
Saint-Germain Castle
Saint-Germain Castle
Saint-Germain Castle is located in Switzerland
Saint-Germain Castle
Saint-Germain Castle
Coordinates46°35′03″N 7°04′57″E / 46.58405°N 7.082402°E / 46.58405; 7.082402Coordinates: 46°35′03″N 7°04′57″E / 46.58405°N 7.082402°E / 46.58405; 7.082402
Site information
ConditionHome of the H. R. Giger Museum
Saint Germain Castle (left), Gruyères Castle (center) and Saint-Théodule Church (right, foreground)

Saint-Germain Castle is a castle in the municipality of Gruyères of the Canton of Fribourg in Switzerland. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.[1]

In 1998 Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor and set designer H. R. Giger acquired the Château St. Germain, and it now houses the H. R. Giger Museum, a permanent repository of his work.[2] His wife, Carmen Maria Scheifele Giger, is the Director of the H.R. Giger Museum.[3]

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  1. ^ "Kantonsliste A-Objekte". KGS Inventar (in German). Federal Office of Civil Protection. 2009. Archived from the original on 28 June 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
  2. ^ Gary Singh, "Giger Harvest", Silicon Alleys, Metro Silicon Valley, 8–14 July 2009, p. 8.
  3. ^ "HR Giger Abbreviated Biography", 12 December 2012.