Top things to do

Top Choice Swiss in Chur

Bündner Stube

Candlelight and wood panelling create a warm atmosphere in Romantik Hotel Stern's highly regarded restaurant. The chef keeps it fresh and seasonal, serving asparagus (from their own plantation, no less) in spring an…
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…
Cultural in Chur

Churer Fest

Chur's big summer bash involves three days of concerts, feasting, cow-milking marathons and kiddie fun. Top fun is the Alpine Beard Competition, where hairy men do battle.
Arts Centre in Chur

Werkstatt Chur

A coppersmith factory turned dynamic cultural centre, hosting gigs, jam sessions, art-house film screenings, plays and parties. See the website for what's coming up.
Pub in Chur

Tom's Beer Box

The bottle-top window is a shrine to beer at this chilled haunt in the Old Town, where locals spill outside to socialise and guzzle one of 140 brews.
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…
Italian in Chur

Da Mamma

This neat little Italian job has what every bistro needs – people who cook with passion and serve with a pinch of soul. With its slick surrounds and friendly vibe, this is a terrific choice for an inexpensive lunch …
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…