Chur or Coire (German: [ˈkuːr] or [ˈxuːr]; Romansh: Cuira [ˈkwerɐ] or [ˈkwoi̯rɐ]; Italian: Coira [ˈkɔi̯ɾa]; French: Coire [ˈkwaʁ]) is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. The city, which is located on the right bank of the Rhine, is reputedly the oldest town of Switzerland.
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Chur was a quiet old town especially on Sundays when the shops were closed. Nonetheless there were rolls of open shopstalls selling fruits and local souvenirs between the narrow streets of the old town. Thus the place became more lively in the eyes of visitors. A really nice stroll in the old town.
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Brambruesch in summertime: The cable car whisks you from the centre of Chur directly up to the high plateau of Brambruesch, where you are greeted by glorious Alpine summer meadows, beautiful flora and awesome panoramic views. In summer, you can enjoy wonderful hikes, cosy restaurants and thrilling bikeboard downhill runs, as well as the Alpine Bike Park with its downhill trails for mountain bikers. Also ideal for group excursions! Brambruesch in wintertime: From the city centre directly to a winter sports area - in Switzerland, that is only possible in Chur. With the aerial Cableway, ski lift and chairlift you reach 2'200m above sea level and 20km of natural snow pistes and cosy mountain restaurants, complete with sun terraces, for bon vivants. In addition, there is a 6 km-long toboggan run, a winter hiking circuit trail and perfect terrain for snowshoe trekking. Equipment and courses available at the AIS Sports School.
This cable car is decided into two sections, the first part worked as expected with good views. Then the farce started the whole chair looked delapaded. Once we reached the top it broke down leaving people stranded in the pods, it took them 2 hours to free them and 2 and a half to get us down by taxi. The worst service ever!
4.5 based on 49 reviews
Step into this building and travel back to 452AD through the reign of Charlemagne and 1152-1272 which is when some of the glorious stained glass dates back to. Our only disappointment was the lack of a leaflet in English ,however our combination of German and gestures allowed some discussion with the stewards.
4 based on 50 reviews
The Bündner Kunstmuseum (Grison fine art museum) re-opened recently after renovation of the existing Villa Planta and a new extension of a new building. The building was designed by Spanish architects Barozzi Veiga from Barcelona and sponsored to the greatest part by a generous patron. The building is stunning in its simplicity and clear architecture. I’ve only briefly looked at the comprehensive Exhibitions, because being from Chur I can see it any time, this time I focuses on the architecture.
4 based on 56 reviews
Cute little pedestrian street in the Old Town of Chur. It is cobblestone & the buildings are typical of Alstadt buildings all over Switzerland. Nice little shops. When we were there we ate at Da Mama ---- a nice little cafe & restaurant with limited menu (but excellent food & good price) in Oberegasse 35. Also when we were there, this street led to a Middle Age Fair (Mittelalter Fest) set up in Arcas (area near St. Martin's Church). Cool fair. There were medieval games for kids, food cooked in black cauldrons over a fire, a singing minstrel, etc. It was like a small version of a Renaissance Fair.
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Right at the top of the Old Town this is a delightful square with old merchants houses on three sides and a portal at one end.
There are two cafes in the squre to enjoy the view which looks rather like the backdrop for a pantomime of light opera.
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One of the most spectacular ways to cross the Alps: the Bernina Express from Chur/Davos to Tirano (via St. Moritz) links up regions with different languages and cultures. This is not a rack railway and the train winds its way gently through splendid scenery. One of the highlights is the panoramic journey through the UNESCO World Heritage RhB. On the highest railway across the Alps, the Bernina Express climbs up to the glistening glaciers before descending to the palms of Italy far below. This rail link between Northern and Southern Europe builds Bridges between regions with different languages and cultures.
Our tour group had an entire reserved car on the electric Bernina Express Train. We rode from Pontresina, elevation 5,922 feet, through the Bernina Pass, elevation approximately 7400 feet, to Le Prese, where our tour bus was waiting. This route follows Hwy. 29 fairly closely and goes right past the amazing Ospizio Bernina, or Lago Bianco, the White Lake.
The train cars are comfortable and there is room to move around, big wide clean windows which can open, and non-stop breath-taking views. This more than a tourist train, as many 'snow travelers' ride it up to where they can ski down. There are railroad-owned guest houses with restaurants along the way.
This is a must-do adventure when visiting the area and I highly recommend it.
5 based on 12 reviews
We traveled from Milan to Zurich by train. The views of Lake Como on the train to Tirano were amazing and that was before we boarded the Bernina Express! The journey on the Bernina lasted almost 4 hours. We stayed overnight in Chur before continuing our journey to Zurich.
There were limited refreshments available on the Bernina Express. Probably best to eat in Tirano beforehand . We had a delicious quick lunch in Lollipop cafe just outside train station before boardings. Fantastic ice cream! Stunning views throughout the journey. There was some commentary in english explaining some of the sights and a guide booklet and map were provided too. Well worth doing.
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