Sights and Attractions

Arcas Platz in der Altstadt Chur
The picturesque Arcas square, the imposing Cathedral, the fascinating Roman excavations: there are numerous sights to discover in Switzerland's oldest city. Embark on a tour of discovery!
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360° panoramic tour

Discover sights, excursion destinations, museums, hotels and more in our virtual panorama tour. 

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Chur Old Town

The historic Old Town is well worth a visit and completely car-free. It offers a wide range of cultural activities, shopping, cafés, restaurants and bars.

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Kathedrale Chur

Cathedral of the Assumption

The Bishop's Court with its 800-year-old Cathedral, one of the most important cultural monuments in Switzerland, towers over the old town.

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Arcas Platz in der Altstadt Chur

Arcas

The Arcas is a picturesque square in the Old Town of Chur. The ensemble of medieval rows of houses and the modern open space in between give it its special ambience.

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Altstadt Chur mit Obertor und Ochsenplatz

Obertor

The Obertor is a listed city gate which, together with the Malteser Tower and the Sennhof Tower, is one of the remaining tower buildings of the medieval city fortifications.

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St. Marintskirche, Altstadt Chur

St. Martin's Church

This church rises high above the roofs of the Old Town. It was the centre and starting point of the Reformation in Chur. The famous stained glass windows by Augusto Giacometti were installed in 1919.

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Römische Ausgrabungen in Chur, Schutzbauten Zumthor

Roman excavations

The Roman campaign of conquest a good 2000 years ago is an important part of Chur's settlement history. Finds are presented in the protective building by star architect Peter Zumthor.

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Giger Bar Chur

Giger Bar

In his hometown, H.R. Giger, Oscar winner and creator of the «Aliens» of the famous movie, has opened his bar. Skeletal chairs and eerie sculptures are out of this world.

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Stadtführungen in Chur

Guided city tours

The oldest city in Switzerland and important episcopal centre has many a story to tell. On our guided tours you will learn exciting facts and interesting stories about the Alpine City.
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Chur Zeichnung historisch

The oldest city in Switzerland

The history of Chur goes back a long way. The first traces of settlement date back to 11,000 BC.

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