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Chur – the Alpine City

Chur – the Alpine City

Chur looks back on 5000 years of settlement history, which also makes it Switzerland’s oldest town. The lively small bishop’s town has developed to become the cultural and economic centre of the Grisons, thanks to its excellent location on key transport routes through the Alps. 26 Grisons holiday and spa resorts can be reached in less than an hour from Chur.
Departure point for your train and mountain experience

Chur, the Alpine city is terminal of important train lines from Germany, France and Benelux. It is departure point of the Rhaetian Railway and its Glacier and Bernina Express trains which run partly on the in July 2008 certified UNESCO world heritage line.

Chur is the only city in Switzerland with its own winter and summer sports region, conveniently linked with the city by means of an aerial cableway. Famous surrounding resorts like Klosters, Davos and Bad Ragaz or leisure resorts like Arosa, Flims/Laax or Lenzerheide are all connected to Chur by postal bus or train.

Points of interest

The important bishop’s town is also the centre of Rhaeto-Romanic Switzerland and the country’s oldest town. To help find the most important witnesses to the town’s history, the city map and the newly introduced audio guide will lead you through town. Examples include the Gothic old town, the cathedral with its wonderful, three-sided carved altar and the Episcopal palace. Since Chur is the capital of Graubünden, it hosts the three cantonal museums with collections of Alpine culture. Visits to the Graubünden Museum of Fine Art for example, with works from Alberto Giacometti, Giovanni Segantini and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, are particularly rewarding.

Well worth a visit is also the Giger Bar, designed by "Alien”-creator and Oscar-winning artist H.R. Giger.

Shopping and culinary delights

The town’s 500 shops offer the largest shopping centre between Zurich and Milan. In a small area there is enormous variety from small traditional shops in the old town to large shopping centres. The car-free old town and its lovely winding streets are very inviting for a shopping stroll. Looking for a souvenir? The Chur City Guide offers a lot of advice. It also informs about the 130 restaurants which make Chur to one of the most restaurant-dense towns in Switzerland. Not surprising then that the 35’000 inhabitants of Chur enjoy going out and celebrating. The Welschdörfli-part of town is the best place to go for nightlife, bars and pubs.

Highlights

  • The Rhaetian Railway has been certified as an UNESCO world heritage site and therefore has a lot to offer – best explored from Chur.
  • Chur is the only city in Switzerland with its own winter and summer sports region, linked with the city by means of the Brambrüesch aerial cableway.
  • The oldest archaeological discovery on city ground dates back to 12’000 to 9000 years BC. Chur has been continuously populated for at least 5000 years.
  • Chur is natural: 50 percent of the city area is covered with forest and at the same time Chur offers an urban infrastructure with cultural events and a large variety of shops.
  • Culinary delights: You will find everything from gourmet restaurants to local pubs in Chur
Chur looks back on 5000 years of settlement history, which also makes it Switzerland’s oldest town. The lively small bishop’s town has developed to become the cultural and economic centre of the Grisons, thanks to its excellent location on key transport routes through the Alps. 26 Grisons holiday and spa resorts can be reached in less than an hour from Chur.
Departure point for your train and mountain experience

Chur, the Alpine city is terminal of important train lines from Germany, France and Benelux. It is departure point of the Rhaetian Railway and its Glacier and Bernina Express trains which run partly on the in July 2008 certified UNESCO world heritage line.

Chur is the only city in Switzerland with its own winter and summer sports region, conveniently linked with the city by means of an aerial cableway. Famous surrounding resorts like Klosters, Davos and Bad Ragaz or leisure resorts like Arosa, Flims/Laax or Lenzerheide are all connected to Chur by postal bus or train.

Points of interest

The important bishop’s town is also the centre of Rhaeto-Romanic Switzerland and the country’s oldest town. To help find the most important witnesses to the town’s history, the city map and the newly introduced audio guide will lead you through town. Examples include the Gothic old town, the cathedral with its wonderful, three-sided carved altar and the Episcopal palace. Since Chur is the capital of Graubünden, it hosts the three cantonal museums with collections of Alpine culture. Visits to the Graubünden Museum of Fine Art for example, with works from Alberto Giacometti, Giovanni Segantini and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, are particularly rewarding.

Well worth a visit is also the Giger Bar, designed by "Alien”-creator and Oscar-winning artist H.R. Giger.

Shopping and culinary delights

The town’s 500 shops offer the largest shopping centre between Zurich and Milan. In a small area there is enormous variety from small traditional shops in the old town to large shopping centres. The car-free old town and its lovely winding streets are very inviting for a shopping stroll. Looking for a souvenir? The Chur City Guide offers a lot of advice. It also informs about the 130 restaurants which make Chur to one of the most restaurant-dense towns in Switzerland. Not surprising then that the 35’000 inhabitants of Chur enjoy going out and celebrating. The Welschdörfli-part of town is the best place to go for nightlife, bars and pubs.

Highlights

  • The Rhaetian Railway has been certified as an UNESCO world heritage site and therefore has a lot to offer – best explored from Chur.
  • Chur is the only city in Switzerland with its own winter and summer sports region, linked with the city by means of the Brambrüesch aerial cableway.
  • The oldest archaeological discovery on city ground dates back to 12’000 to 9000 years BC. Chur has been continuously populated for at least 5000 years.
  • Chur is natural: 50 percent of the city area is covered with forest and at the same time Chur offers an urban infrastructure with cultural events and a large variety of shops.
  • Culinary delights: You will find everything from gourmet restaurants to local pubs in Chur

Arrival and return Chur – the Alpine City

Adresse

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

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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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Places of interest

Alpenbikepark Chur
Alpenbikepark Chur
Grisons Museum of Fine Arts
Grisons Museum of Fine Arts
Grisons Museum of Natural History
Grisons Museum of Natural History
Old Town Chur
Old Town Chur
Pumptrack Segnes Chur
Pumptrack Segnes Chur
Rhaetian Museum
Rhaetian Museum
St Maria Himmelfahrt Cathedral Chur
St Maria Himmelfahrt Cathedral Chur
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Hiking in

Chur – the Alpine City
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

Chur – the Alpine City
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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Mountain biking in

Chur – the Alpine City
Biketicket to RIDE (blau)
Biketicket to RIDE (rot)
Brambrüesch-Tour
Churwaldner Panorama-Tour