Chur Local Customs

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    Swiss Plugs

    by MikeBird Written Mar 5, 2013

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    You need an adaptor for your plug adaptor

    I found that in both Swiss hotels I stayed in, the first in Zermatt, the second in Chur, I had to ask at reception for an electrical adaptor for my standard UK 3pin plug. I'd taken with me the two-pin plug adaptor which I've successfully used elsewhere in Europe but it seems that, like the UK, Switzerland has its own 3pin plugs.
    Fortunately at both hotels they had spare adaptors so I could charge up my phone and camera battery.

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    guild signs

    by globetrott Updated Oct 8, 2010

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    Watch out for the "Guild signs" as you will see a lot of quite interesting such signs all over the old city of Chur. These signs date back to the time, when most of the ordinary people could not read and so the shops showed their goods in the guild-sign and the customers knew where to go in order to do their shopping !

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    Calanda Beer

    by Tripack Updated Jan 27, 2007

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    Do not forget to taste the local golden water... Calanda Beer!

    Cheers = Viva in Rumantsch. Rhaeto-Rumantsch (Rumantsch) is spoken by 1% of the Swiss population and only in Graub√ľnden. Rumantsch, like Italian and French, is a language with Latin roots.

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    Xmas Market

    by Shibiru Written Nov 27, 2005

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    Kids love these markets!
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    Christmas is something very traditional in Europe and most cities in Austria, Germany and Switzerland have Xmas markets. There u'll find all kinds of handcrafts, normally done by things found in the forests...like plants, wood and so on...and of course traditonal food, like sausages, crepes, the famous "Gluehwein"(=hot wine with spices...it sound strange,but I like it,it's sweet and tasty...and I don't like normal wine:-)), apple punch, Christmas cakes and cookies.

    If you don't know about this tradtion, if u have never seen it and if you are in Europe in this time of the year, you should check it out!

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    Chur in ancient times:Chur...

    by aliante1981 Written Aug 25, 2002

    Chur in ancient times:

    Chur is an old town, though now there is little visible evidence of this. But historical studies show, hoever, that first human settlements were present there 5000 years ago. The place was also a known one during the times of the Roman Empire: in fact, in 3rd century Chur was the capital of the Roman province of Patia Prima. Later Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire, bishops, dukes all wanted to conquer the place to have the strategic road to Italy open to them...

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    Fasnacht - Carnival

    by Tripack Updated Feb 4, 2007

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    A Big Party in February/March, who everybody dress up. A lot of fun! Longest nights in the year... The whole town enjoys Carnival with of course the famous Guggenmusiks as DJs!

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