Historical Site Chur


Bear hole - two medieval courtyards.


The Bärenloch, or "bear hole", is one of the most enchanted places in the city of Chur - and at the same time one of the bestpreserved parts of the Old Town. The origin of this name, given to the two interior courtyards between Arcas Platz and Kirchgasse, is unknown - yet it is an appropriate description all the same. However, in ancient documents the dark Bärenloch is referred to as "curschellas", a late Latin term simply meaning "small courtyard rooms". Indeed, the two rooms still seem small and cramped to this day, thus making the Bärenloch a good example of the living situation in late Medieval Chur



Bärenloch, 7000 Chur

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