This museum was built inside a former baroque Palazzo, built in 1675 by Freiherr Paul von Buol zu Strassberg und Rietberg (1634–1697). I did not have enough time to go inside the museum,but will do that next time. This time I just took some photographs of the great building from outside.
For more infos about the museum you can click on the link below !
Graubuendner Kantonalbank is an interesting building built in a special Art Nouveau-style of that area. This impressive building was built between 1909 and 1911 by the architects Otto Schäfer and Martin Risch. My favorite decoration is the coat of arms of Graubünden, including the ibex, you will see it in my last photo here !
You will find this building opposite of the Post & Telegraphenamt !
the townhall of Chur was built in a special style that is quite unique and did not really show its real age to me. And so I was surprised to read that this building was rebuilt after a fire in 1464, so it must be at least 550 years old.
Take a look at the unique doors and windows !
the ibex-fountain is a sight that I found accidentally while walking through Chur. The Ibex is the symbol for the Kanton of Graubünden and you will also find it in the coat of arms there.
In the mountains you will hardly ever be able to watch an ibex, as they are very shy and will run away as soon as they will smell or see human beeings.
Its really a pity that I obviously was in Chur at the day, when they collected larger paper-waste that was placed by the people next to the fountains in order to be taken away from there.
is the name of this old building with an interesting facade in Rabengasse and it has a big hall inside that is used for events and performances nowadays. Its interesting to see such old doors and covers for the doors, like many houses have them in that area around Chur.
Rabengasse was my favorite sidestreet in Chur, but maybe that was just by the fact that the light was shining there in the most perfect way and maybe that I came in a perfect moment. At the end of Rabengasse I saw the building that you see in my last 2 photos here and it has a great facade that reminded me a lot of facades that I saw in Italy.
Zunfthaus zur Rebleuten
that was the guildhouse of the vintersand it is a great restaurant nowadays.The building has some interesting detail in the facade but the most amazing thing for me was the fact that in that area they are really still growing wine and while driving up in direction Lenzerheide I also saw some vinyards close to the Hof and the cathedral.
thats quite a strange name that does not tell me anything, but its used for this building that you will find next to the steps taking you up to the "Hof" and opposite of the "Rhätisches Museum". Its one of there very few houses standing alone and not in a row like in the rest of the town.
This building is privately owned, so there is no access for tourists !
This is one of the graves in the Cathedral cemetery ("Must See" tip). You may or may not recognize the name, Karl Barth. He is one of the most influential Protestant theologians of the 20th Century. I was startled to see his grave until I realized that we were in a Catholic cemetery and this is not the one I thought. It does illustrate, however, my contention that you can find wonderful surprises sometimes by just wandering around places not mentioned in the tourist guides. Whoever Mr. Barth is, his family does a lovely job of maitaining his grave.
I have to say, that I'm in love with all the wonderful colours of autumn in Europe. I haven't seen it anywhere else...but I can assure u that they r worth a look in Europe.
If u r here in October - September...u should walk through the forests or even in the cities and see all the beautiful colours at the mountains. green, brown, yellow, red...fantastic!!!
Davos is a great area for many hikes and is the largest resort of the Grisons. It is famous for the settting of Thomas Mann's Magic Mountain. Walking the panoramaweg high above Davos was my favouite hike here - please see my Dvos page.
Visit the Cathedral's museum: Yes, there's a museum as well, showing exhibits from the Cathedral's treasury, most of which date back to the Middle Ages. It is open from 15:30 till 17:00 each day from Monday till Friday. So I suggest timing your visit to the Cathedral accordingly...
There's a lot of forest around Chur...if u go a little up the mountains...u will probably see wonderful places! Like this one in the pictures..