Chur is at the head of the Rhine Valley, and is the capital of the Swiss canton of Graubunden. Its origins go back to Roman times. This town is in “Heidi Country”, referring to the famous literary character. Whether you are here for a vacation or just a weekend, Chur has sites you wont’ want to miss. Chur’s biggest attraction is its cathedral. Construction on this spectacular mix of Romanesque and Gothic styles started in 1151 and was not completed until a century later.
It has magnificent frescoes, stained glass windows and statuary. Guests staying in Chur hotels can also tour the Old Town, which was founded on the ruins of a Roman fort. The Ratisches Museum has artifacts from prehistoric times to the 19th century. The Obere Gasse is the town’s most fashionable shopping area. Among the other fine museums here are the Bunderkunstmuseum, housed in Neo-Renaissance villa, and the Naturmuseum.