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Chur is also said to be the city with the longest settlement history north of the Alps (pop: 35'000). Locals ensure me that it is the oldest city in Switzerland as the city actually dates back to 9,000 BC!

The Old City is quite extensive with many pleasant pedestrian streets and many historical buildings. More than 300 stores and shops all concentrated in this area, which keep the city center lively. The nighlife is also concentrated there along the Untere Gasse and Welschdorfli.

One thing which surpise me is the size of the 800-year old Chur Cathedral compare to the St Martin's Church (the one on the picture). I have learnt that 41% of the inhabitants of the diocesan town of Chur are Protestant, which explained this fact.


Chur is located to a strategic corner of the Alps and surrounded by the Calanda (on the picture), Pizokel and Mittenberg mountains

  • Last visit to Chur: Jan 2007
  • Intro Updated Jan 27, 2007
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  • Greggor58's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2010 at 5:53 PM

    Ive wanted to visit here for quite some time,Im not sure when Ill have the chance to walk the streets...It looks like such a pretty small city..Thanks for the tour!

  • Zajem's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2010 at 10:08 AM

    Nice tips, Patrick. I guess, that I'm more and more for a trip to Switzerland as my main vacation this year ;-).

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Patrick, excellent page with gorgeous transportation and beer tips. Unfortunately, I only saw the railway station of Chur but of course from a lovely red Raethian Railway train. :-)

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Feb 11, 2007 at 1:32 PM

    an interesting page & great pics ! Chur used to be the next place for good shopping, while I was working in Vaduz many years ago, but unfortunately I did not take any pics ;-((

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