Chur, the capital of Graubunden, is the gold of Switzerland as it is the oldest town. The primary language spoken in Chur is German, and most of the people follow German dialect. People get mind blown when they come to know that Chur is totally car-free. The red signs in the city are only to direct the people to beautiful views and sights, and is totally off traffic. You can also find some vintage treasure in these markets while exploring. There are three regional museums and over 500 shops that portray the hysterical art and culture of this place. Read more...
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The best months to visit Chur are from May to October where you can not only enjoy the weather, but there are events also, such as weekly Farmer’s market on every Saturday morning in these months. These are beautiful and colourful markets where people offer local goat cheese, fruits, and vegetables. There’s a Christmas market also that is held and celebrated by people in the last of every year.
How to reach Chur
There’s no direct flight connecting to Chur. The best way to reach there is taking a flight directly to Zurich and then to Samedan airport, a tiny airport connecting to Chur. Chur is 85 km from Samedan airport, and you can catch a rail which will directly drop you to Chur.
If you don’t want to hop in flights and enjoy the scenic beauty outside, you can take a single flight to Zurich and then there’s a train which will drop you to Chur in 1 hour 30 minutes. It is a preferable mode of commute in this place.
This place is vehicle free, and there’s no option that you can reach this place by bus. Once you reach Chur, this place is small enough to be covered on foot.
Places to visit in Chur
Old Town Chur
The town is situated in a fantastic location and has plenty of beautiful buildings. There are a lot of museums in the town that carry the local art, hysterical and cultural frame of the city. There are cobblestone streets, and it’s great to walk around the town and explore the area. Though it is known as the old town, it doesn’t look like one. There are plenty of beautiful cafes and restaurants where you can indulge in delicious food and rest while you explore the town.
It is the most iconic symbol of the city. People who visit Chur must not miss a chance to admire the beauty of the town’s striking landmark. It is named after St Martin, the bishop of tours and is located in St Martin’s square in the town. There’s a great story behind this church as this was once destroyed by fire and was remade in 1491.
The people who are fond of art cannot miss this museum. Bundner Kunstmuseum will leave you speechless with the grand gallery in Villa Panta. The beautiful artwork of this place will take you 100 years back and will reflect not just the historical diversity but also cultural significance.
Leisure time at Quaderwiese
It is the best place where people can relax and spend their leisure time chilling or reading books and enjoying magnificent views. The chirping birds, the views and sitting on the glass will leave you feeling serene. This place has an artificial ice skating rink, but it is only functional from November to March. You can enjoy the breezy winter atmosphere here at this place.
Animal and Amusement park of Chur
This place is especially recommended to those who love animals. Located at the outskirts of Chur, this place has more than 60 species of animals in the amusement park. Many animals such as pony, pig, donkey, woolly pigs etc. are there where people can meet and click pictures with them. There is also a big water pond, where people can see geese and ducks swim around openly and spend some quality and relaxing time there. This place is good to visit if you have a family with you, especially children as they will love to play in the ground. People prefer a whole day spending in the amusement park as their children can enjoy swings, go-carting, electric cars and slides, and in the meanwhile, they can grab some snacks and drinks in the cafe which is situated inside the park only. This place is more of a family time place. The timings of this park are in winters only from January to May.
Things to do in Chur
One can never really run out of things to do in this beautiful city of Chur. Here are some of the numerous things you may try.
Shopping in Chur- Chur is known to have the largest shopping centres between Zurich and Milan. More than 500 shops including fashion boutiques, supermarkets, and big departmental stores can be found here. You can go on a shopping spree or relax in one of the beautiful cafes.
Celebrate the Churer Fest- The annual summer festival, known as the Churer Fest welcomes visitors from all over the world in the beautiful Old Town. Do not miss out on the fun things you can do here.
Dine at Bundner Stube- It is one of the top-rated restaurants in Chur. Enjoying a candlelight dinner here is a must. Chur is a captivating place which makes it one of the most considered options for a vacation.
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