If visiting Switzerland, you should visit the oldest town of Switzerland as well. Numerous discoveries document that the very first settlements in this region of the canton Graubünden took place already 3,000 years before Christ. Hardly any other town of Switzerland is more appropriate for pedestrians than Chur: The pedestrian precinct seems almost endless. For a varied course of a walk through the narrow streets, shops and boutiques line up like a string of pearls, temping you to an extended shopping tour. Hotel guests benefit from the ideal location as well.
The Hotel Post in Chur is directly located in the pedestrian precinct which means minimal background noises at night and during the day you enter the old part of Chur when leaving the hotel. Shops and restaurants are only a few steps away. During a tour through the old part of Chur you won’t need any central thread. Just follow the red signposts for getting guided to the sights of Chur. The tour will lead you to the cathedral, church buildings of the town and across places decorated with fountains.
What is bubbling out there is pure drinking water of Chur. You really should have a sip of it. During summer, when the Old Town Festival takes place, it is rather turbulent in Chur. Every year, this large three-days street party attracts many thousands of visitors. Local associations and organisations turn the streets into a land of milk and honey. With music from all over the world live bands provide for a variety in the drumhead and don’t let dancing legs come to rest. Furthermore, for several times of the year, the old part of Chur is the venue of very different markets around Chur.
Chur – start traveling by historic Swiss Trains
The railway station in Chur often looks like a wasp’s nest. Passengers want to get on the Glacier Express, the Bernina Express or the Arosa Express to very calmly admire the Swiss landscape from the panoramic window of their railway compartment. Directly from the old town you can get to the Brambrüesch by gondola lift or funicular. During the summer season, this is the preferred destination of many wanderers.
In winter, skiers fill Chur’s skiing area. You really don’t need to drive completely up to the Dreibündenstein (2,174 metres) for having a lovely view over Chur and its environment. Families enjoy their stay at the zoo and leisure centre of Chur. Indigenous animals romp around here and children can climb, jump and slide to their heart’s content. In ancient times, gunpowder was produced on those grounds where a museum on the parking site reminds of.