Cycling in Switzerland

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Alpine Passes Trail
Alpine Passes Trail
Stage 1, Chur–Tamins
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Jakobsweg Graubünden
Jakobsweg Graubünden
Stage 12, Chur–Tamins
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Jakobsweg Graubünden
Jakobsweg Graubünden
Stage 11, Tschiertschen–Chur
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Senda Sursilvana
Senda Sursilvana
Stage 5, Laax–Chur
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ViaSett
ViaSett
Stage 1, Chur–Lenzerheide
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 3, Chur–Buchs (SG)
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Graubünden Route
Graubünden Route
Stage 1, Chur–Thusis
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 2, Disentis–Chur
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Biking in the surroundings

Biketicket to RIDE (blau)
Biketicket to RIDE (rot)
Brambrüesch-Tour
Churwaldner Panorama-Tour
Chur
St Maria Himmelfahrt Cathedral Chur

St Maria Himmelfahrt Cathedral Chur

The Cathedral of Chur is a cultural monument of national importance. This church is Switzerland's only early medieval Episcopal Church that has maintained its position as see at the same location for centuries, right up to this day.
Above the Old Town looms the Bischöfliche Hof (Bishop's Court), the old town fortress, which originated as a Late Roman castello. At the highest part of the town fortress stands the Cathedral whose architecture, except for the tower and two chapels, is completely Romanesque. At the time of the crusades the Langobard builders constructed an angular and archaic-looking basilica here. They created figurative capitals and almost lifesized apostle columns, whose bodies seem to grow directly out of the stone.

The cathedral is more than a Romanesque construction: it shelters wall paintings and altars from all the epochs, among them Switzerland's most richly ornamented Late Gothic altar. Following a long period of renovation, the cathedral was reopened in autumn 2007. In the cathedral treasury, Late Roman and medieval ritual objects made of gold, silver and ivory illustrate the 1600-year-old tradition of the oldest still functioning bishopric north of the Alps.
The Cathedral of Chur is a cultural monument of national importance. This church is Switzerland's only early medieval Episcopal Church that has maintained its position as see at the same location for centuries, right up to this day.
Above the Old Town looms the Bischöfliche Hof (Bishop's Court), the old town fortress, which originated as a Late Roman castello. At the highest part of the town fortress stands the Cathedral whose architecture, except for the tower and two chapels, is completely Romanesque. At the time of the crusades the Langobard builders constructed an angular and archaic-looking basilica here. They created figurative capitals and almost lifesized apostle columns, whose bodies seem to grow directly out of the stone.

The cathedral is more than a Romanesque construction: it shelters wall paintings and altars from all the epochs, among them Switzerland's most richly ornamented Late Gothic altar. Following a long period of renovation, the cathedral was reopened in autumn 2007. In the cathedral treasury, Late Roman and medieval ritual objects made of gold, silver and ivory illustrate the 1600-year-old tradition of the oldest still functioning bishopric north of the Alps.

St Maria Himmelfahrt Cathedral Chur

Adresse

Chur Tourismus
Postfach 115
Bahnhofplatz 3
7001 Chur
Tel. +41 (0)81 252 18 18
info@churtourismus.ch
www.churtourismus.ch

Services

Places

Chur – the Alpine City
Chur – the Alpine City
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Accommodation

Ambiente Hotel Freieck
Ambiente Hotel Freieck
Chur
Hotel Chur
Hotel Chur
Chur
Hotel Drei Könige
Hotel Drei Könige
Chur
Hotel Post
Hotel Post
Chur
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Hiking in the surroundings

Alpine Passes Trail
Alpine Passes Trail
Stage 1, Chur–Tamins
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Jakobsweg Graubünden
Jakobsweg Graubünden
Stage 12, Chur–Tamins
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Jakobsweg Graubünden
Jakobsweg Graubünden
Stage 11, Tschiertschen–Chur
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Senda Sursilvana
Senda Sursilvana
Stage 5, Laax–Chur
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ViaSett
ViaSett
Stage 1, Chur–Lenzerheide
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Cycling in the surroundings

Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 3, Chur–Buchs (SG)
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Graubünden Route
Graubünden Route
Stage 1, Chur–Thusis
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 2, Disentis–Chur
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Biking in the surroundings

Biketicket to RIDE (blau)
Biketicket to RIDE (rot)
Brambrüesch-Tour
Churwaldner Panorama-Tour