Chur Sommerpanorama
Churer Altstadt


Chur Sommerpanorama

© Yvonne Bollhalder 

Churer Altstadt

© Yvonne Bollhalder  

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Old Town

Platzhalter Unterkuenfte Altstadt 01
Chur die Alpenstadt ©Andrea Badrutt

Well worth seeing and car free

Chur boasts a charming Old Town, which has been lovingly preserved and restored. Cobblestone pavements, mediaeval buildings and historical fountains give Chur its incomparable ambience. Visitors can explore Chur’s most important sights by following a city map or audio guide during a leisurely stroll through the car-free Old Town.

Chur is Switzerland’s oldest town (according to history books, Chur is 5000 years old) with a history as a settlement going back between 11’000 and 13’000 years and which has an 800 year old cathedral. To help find the most important witnesses to the town’s history, the city map and the audio guide will lead you through the town. The audio guide is a personal city tour on your mobile phone or MP3 player. It is available in 13 languages and reveals interesting information about the history and culture of the Alpine city in 32 chapters. Examples include the Gothic old town dating from the 15th and 16th century, where the influences of the neighbouring countries remain visible today and attest to the skills of the Italian master builders, and the cathedral with its wonderful, three-sided carved altar dating from the 15th century. Visits to the Raetian Museum with its cultural-historical and folk art collection, as well as the Art Museum with its Grisons’ paintings and sculptures from the 18th – 20th century, are particularly rewarding.


Guided city tours & audio guide

The oldest city in Switzerland and important episcopal centre has many a story to tell. Centuries of history have shaped and left their mark on this place of transit. Immerse yourself in the past and experience Chur in a variety of ways. The most personal approach is, of course, with our highly knowledgeable tour guides. The most individual is under your own steam using our Audio Guide.  

» More information about the guided city tours & audio guide

«Chur in brief»

37'000 citizen

600 m - 1'800 m above sea level

2'174 m above sea level (Chur's house mountain Brambrüesch/Dreibündenstein, accessible by aerial cableway from the city center)

Capital city of the canton Graubuenden (Grisons)

5000 years of history (oldest city of Switzerland)

Gateway and departure point for excursions to world famous spa and wintersport villages like Arosa, Davos, Lenzerheide, Flims/Laax and sights like the Heidi village in Maienfeld, the Viamala Gorge, the Rhine Gorge and many others.



Further information on Chur here.

On a cultural tour of discovery in Chur