Chur attractions

Top Choice Area in Chur


Near the Plessur River, the Obertor marks the entrance to Chur's alley-woven Altstadt (Old Town). Along with the stout Malteserturm (once the munitions tower), and the Sennhofturm (nowadays the city's prison), it's …
Top Choice Church in Chur


The city's most iconic landmark is Martinskirche with its distinctive spire and clock face. The 8th-century church was rebuilt in the late-Gothic style in 1491 and is dramatically lit by a trio of Augusto Giacometti…
Gallery in Chur

Bündner Kunstmuseum

This superb gallery reflects the history of art in Graubünden as well as works by artists who are linked with the canton. It gives an insight into the artistic legacy of Graubünden-born Augusto Giacometti (1877–1947…
Historic Building in Chur


Near the Plessur River, the Obertor marks the entrance to Chur's alley-woven Altstadt. This four-storey building with an archway at the bottom, a leftover of medieval fortifications, narrows towards the top and fits…
Landmark in Chur


Once the munitions tower (its previous name was Pulverturm meaning Gunpowder Tower), this is one of the few parts of the Old Town walls that were erected in the 13th century and still remain. It was the southwest co…
Cathedral in Chur

Kathedrale St Maria Himmelfahrt

Chur's 12th-century cathedral, which took over a century to build, conceals a late-1400s Jakob Russ high altar containing a splendid triptych. First signs of settlement on this site date from the Bronze Age (1300 to…
Museum in Chur

Rätisches Museum

Housed in a baroque patrician residence, this museum spells out the canton's history in artefacts, with Bronze Age jewellery, Roman statuettes, weapons and agricultural tools, alongside displays on religion and powe…
Landmark in Chur


In the back of the Old Town, this is one of the few remains of the old defensive walls built in the 13th century.