Chur

Travel Guide
Chur

Stroll through the streets of this ancient Alpine town, visiting historic buildings. Enjoy year-round outdoor adventures in its surrounding mountains.

Chur claims to be Switzerland’s oldest city, an Alpine destination with over 5,000 years of history. Its long past is evident in ancient buildings and cobblestone streets, while the mountainous surroundings provide winter and summer playgrounds for outdoor enthusiasts. Hike through Alpine meadows, ski down steep slopes and visit a cathedral founded in the 12th century.

To discover more about Chur's past enter the car-free Old Town with its many historic buildings. Walk through the Obertor, a medieval tower that was once part of the city’s fortifications. Tour the 800-year-old Romanesque Cathedral of St. Mary’s Ascension and the 15th-century St. Martin’s Church. Uncover more history at the Rhaetian Museum (Rätisches Museum). Inside this 17th-century manor house are artifacts from prehistoric times to the 20th century.

With its mountain setting, Chur entices year-round outdoor sports enthusiasts. Take the Brambrüesch aerial cableway from the city center up Brambrüesch Mountain. During winter, experience the thrill of speedy downhill descents on a toboggan or a pair of skis. Snowshoe across the frozen countryside. The warmer weather brings its own enjoyable pursuits. Hike and mountain bike amid green forests and meadows. Stop by vineyards within the Bündner Herrschaft winemaking region.

Another way to experience the majestic landscapes is on the Rhaetian Railway. The line has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy winding travel over tall bridges and through mountains past Alpine towns and villages.

Complete your Chur vacation in one of the spa resorts dotted among the Grison mountains, less than an hour’s drive from the city.

To get to Chur, fly into Zurich, about 75 miles (120 kilometers) away. Trains from Zurich’s international airport whisk visitors into Chur in under 2 hours. Alternatively, drive or take a taxi or bus.

Chur is small and easily walkable, but buses and taxis also operate. Driving is possible, although the Old Town is mostly pedestrianized. Enjoy your stay in an Alpine city of historical buildings surrounded by mountainous escapes.

ibis Chur
ibis Chur
2 out of 5
Richtstrasse 19, Chur, GR
The price is Rs8,180 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Situated in the mountains, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Chur-Brambuesch Gondola, AdventureRooms Chur and Werkstatt Chur. Arcas Square and ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (499 reviews)
Chut
"As everything else on Switzerland , too expensive For what it is. Friendly front desk staff"

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2020

ibis Chur
Central Hotel Post
Central Hotel Post
2.5 out of 5
Poststrasse 11, Chur
The price is Rs10,383 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
Located in the heart of Chur, this hotel is steps away from Bundner Museum, Rathaus and Gigerplatz. Rhyetian Railway Building and St. Regula Church are also ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (697 reviews)
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Reviewed on 10 Nov 2021

Central Hotel Post
ABC Swiss Quality Hotel
ABC Swiss Quality Hotel
4 out of 5
Ottostrasse 8, Chur, GR
The price is Rs17,304 per night from 5 Feb to 6 Feb
Located in the heart of Chur, this golf hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Rhyetian Railway Building, Alpine Passes Trail and Obertor Building. Gigerplatz and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (493 reviews)
"Right next to train station, surrounded by restaurants, free parking right outside hotel. Large sized room and bathroom, super clean with good lighting. Good breakfast and very friendly and helpful staff. Also has cool gym sauna area."

Reviewed on 16 Jan 2022

ABC Swiss Quality Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Altstadtwohnung
Altstadtwohnung
3.5 out of 5
1 Goldgasse, Chur, GR
Situated in Chur, this apartment building is steps away from Werkstatt Chur, AdventureRooms Chur and Corn Square. Obertor Building and Rathaus are also within ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
Happy new year surprise trip!
"The owner is amazing. We came while he had an accidental boiler breakdown. But he booked for us an amazing hotel istead, which met all our requiremens!"

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2020

Altstadtwohnung
Priva Alpine Lodge Lenzerheide
Priva Alpine Lodge Lenzerheide
4 out of 5
Dieschen sot 18, Lenzerheide, Vaz-Obervaz, GR
Located near the slopes, this Vaz-Obervaz aparthotel is situated in the mountains, within a 5-minute walk of Arosa Lenzerheide Ski Resort and Crapera, and is ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (71 reviews)
"- Friendly staff - Very clean - Well located, close to several ski pistes and also the lake - great breakfast menu - nice swimming pool"

Reviewed on 6 Apr 2021

Priva Alpine Lodge Lenzerheide
Peaks Place
Peaks Place
4 out of 5
Via Uletsch 1, Laax, GR
Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this Laax aparthotel is situated in the mountains, within 2 miles (3 km) of Laax Ski Area and Laax Ski Resort, and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (30 reviews)
great time staying at the hotel
"We got 4.5 rooms apartment for 5 adult + 2 kids. The apartment was clean, nice and spacious for our little kids to move around. The hotel has a good size swimming pool, nice jacuzzi with light & relaxing music area and on top of that a good sauna area. The hotel location is perfect and right next ..."

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2021

Peaks Place
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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