Obertor
St. Martinskirche mit Blick auf Calanda

Obertor

© Yvonne Bollhalder 

St. Martinskirche mit Blick auf Calanda

© Andrea Badrutt, Chur 

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Sights in Chur

Altes Gebäu
Altes Gebäu
Arcas
Arcas
Bahnhofplatz
Bahnhofplatz
Bärenloch
Bärenloch
Episcopal Courtyard and Cathedral
Episcopal Courtyard and Cathedral
Bündner Kunstmuseum (Museum of Fine Arts)
Bündner Kunstmuseum (Museum of Fine Arts)
The Arosa Railway
The Arosa Railway
Fontanapark
Fontanapark
Giger Bar
Giger Bar
Graubünden Cantonal Bank
Graubünden Cantonal Bank
Cantonal Parliament Building and Theater Chur
Cantonal Parliament Building and Theater Chur
St. Martin’s Church / St. Martin's square
St. Martin’s Church / St. Martin's square
Church of St. Regula
Church of St. Regula
Kirchgasse
Kirchgasse
Kornplatz
Kornplatz
Malteserturm
Malteserturm
Marsöl
Marsöl
Neues Gebäu
Neues Gebäu
Oberer Spaniöl
Oberer Spaniöl
Obertor
Obertor
Post Office Building
Post Office Building
Postplatz
Postplatz
Rathaus
Rathaus
Rhaetian Museum
Rhaetian Museum
Rhaetian Railway (RhB) Administration Building
Rhaetian Railway (RhB) Administration Building
Haldenstein Castle
Haldenstein Castle
Protective buildings for Roman Excavations
Protective buildings for Roman Excavations
Stadtgarten
Stadtgarten
Tactile model of Chur historic centre
Tactile model of Chur historic centre
Unterer Spaniöl
Unterer Spaniöl
Welschdörfli
Welschdörfli

Protective buildings for Roman Excavations

Roemische Ausgrabungen CTAB
Römische Ausgrabungen ©Andrea Badrutt

Its conquest by the Romans 2,000 years ago is an important part of Chur’s history as a settlement. Findings dating back to this period are housed in these protective structures designed by star architect Peter Zumthor.

The protective buildings covering the archeological finds from Roman times were designed by Graubünden's architect Peter Zumthor. They are a protective cover as well as a museum and a veritable architectural gem. The filigree lamellas of the buildings let the visitor guess the original extent of the Roman buildings.

The Roman ruins can be visited. The key to the protective buildings is available for a small fee of CHF 3.- and a deposit of CHF 50.- at the Chur Tourism information centre. Chur Tourism also offers interesting tours (German only). 
More information on www.archaeologie.gr.ch.

City tours

Altstadtführung

Explore the city under your own steam with a MP3 player or on a guided city tour. Learn more about the oldes city in Switzerland and its sights.

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