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Why Go on a Tour of Chur

Having served as a Roman settlement and survived several invasions and severe fires, Chur is considered to be the oldest inhabited town in Switzerland. Set in the Grisonian Rhine Valley just at the foot of the majestic Swiss Alps, the hub boasts indescribable surrounding natural beauty and quite rich historical heritage worth a visit.

Despite its typically-Swiss small size, the Old Town of Chur provides a surprisingly impressive variety of cultural attractions and entertainment options. An inevitable part of Chur sightseeing is the major part of the historic district, with the exceptions of three remaining medieval towers and the 13th-century Romanesque Cathedral of the Assumption, dates back to the 16th century, when the town was rebuilt almost from scratch after the fire.

Chur streets are, indeed, great for peaceful romantic walks as they are full of enchanting old facades, diverse bars, and cafes, ideal for tasting outstanding local delicacies. Plus, the city center is absolutely car-free, which definitely adds to the relaxing atmosphere of your Chur trip.

What is more, Chur houses a number of vibrant museums, from the historic museum of Ratisches and Bundner Kunstmuseum of fine art to smaller ones the subjects of which vary from wine to sewing machines. So be sure, your Chur walking tour will be more than exciting!

As for exceptional photo opportunities, Chur won't disappoint you either as the location offers to enjoy the fascinating scenery from Bergbahnen cableway, going from the center of Chur up to the high plateau of Brambruesch, or you may consider a trip along the Alp's highest railway on board Bernina Express, connecting Chur with Poschiavo and Italian city of Tirano, and passing picturesque mountains and glaciers.

Top 3 Things to Do in Chur

  • Stroll the charming Old Town of Chur
  • Ride along the highest railway of the Alps, the Bernina Express
  • Stop by Chur's Romanesque Cathedral of the Assumption

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