Friendly, helpful residents.
don't know the con's yet
This will be my summer home as long as I can keep this gig
The protestant St. Martins Church is one of the top attractions in Chur.You go there for the colorful windows inside.They are rather modern.The church organ is located behind the altar.Once in a while - especially during the summer months - some concerts are taking place there.If you ask in advanced, you can also go up the tower.more
At just before 09.00am the Bernina Express, panoramic carriages and all, slowly drew out of Chur station making its way up the Albula Pass towards Pontresina near to the world famous ski resort of St Moritz. Operated by the Rhätische Bahn the Bernina Express provides passengers with a spectacular journey up and over the Alps.The Albula pass is...more
Bahnhofstrasse, Chur, Grisons, CH-7000, Switzerland
Good for: Business
We got off to a rocky start at the Comfort Hotel Post - the room we were given was already occupied...more
Reichsgasse 11, Chur, Grisons, 7000, Switzerland
Good for: Solo
If you arrive in Chur at lunch time, then the Gambrinus is one of the first restaurants outside the train station.I think the place is nothing really special. I wanted to go to a local restaurant and avoid the fastfood chains.My last Persian dish was long ago, so I went there for something to eat. Chicken with rice and salad.more
Even if you are not staying at the Hotel Chur, you will be made very welcome at the restaurant there. As with the rest of the hotel, the restaurant is elegantly decorated in dark wood with crisp white tablecloths and dim lighting. I could not understand why such an excellent restaurant wasn't better patronised on a Saturday night. I had a...more
We had a slow start the morning we left Chur, as our train didn't depart till 11.30am. After checking out of our hotel, we wandered towards the station, looking for somewhere to have a coffee on the way.Nothing inspired us until we arrived at Cafe Maron, which is actually located just across from the station. It is a large café with seating inside...more
We stayed in Chur on a Sunday night and many of the restaurants were closed. We ended up eating at a place that Lonely Planet recommended - Pizzeria Mamma Mia. Rain was threatening, so we bypassed the courtyard, and were thankful that they had a free table inside. We liked the pizzeria straight away - it had a good atmosphere, and staff were very...more
Well...I actually never went there to eat...I always go there on sunny sundays when i have to study. They have a nice terrace protected from other roofs. It's very quiet and u can enjoy the beautiful day. Inside the restaurant has a traditional atmosphere with a lot of wood:) I'm sure they have good dishes there...I will try it someday and write...more
Chur is famous for it's thousands of bars and restaurants.The Welschdoerfli is a very new little bar and the only that opened with the concept of NO SMOKING. Soon all bars in the canton of Graubunden will have to prohibit smoking inside. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the owner is a very interesting person and good to talk to.Besides this bar...more
The Raethian Railway will offer a unique local network around an alpine landscape. During your railway experience you will discover numerous bridges and tunnels and incredible scenery along the way. So choose your route among Bernina Express, Glacier Express, Arosa Express, Aqualino Scuol, Engadin Star and let's rail!more
If you are planning to explore the Graubünden (Andermatt, Chur, Bad Ragaz, Davos, St Moritz, Klosters, Bernina Pass, Tirano,...), the REGIONAL PASS GRAUBUEDEN is a real good value for your excursions by postautobus, trains, cogwheel trains or cable cars... ***GRAUBÜNDEN SUMMER HOLIDAY PASS, 01 MAY - 31 OCTOBER Pass validity 7 days (CHF 120/EUR...more
Getting by car to Chur is very easy because it is situated directely on the highway with direct connections to all major cities in Switzerland. For all of the highways in Switzerland you need to have a sticker on your windscreen, it will cost you 40 sfr (=ca. 25 euros) for the whole year and even when you go there only one time you have to buy such...more
Taste the ibex-horn !
Capricorn-Brot is a local speciality, a bread in the shape of the horn of an ibex, and whats even better in my opinion,you will see the head of a real ibex with its impressive horns in the window as well and can take a picture from a short distance.
Obviously you will get this type of bread also in other bakeries, but I saw it only there, while in Chur !
What to buy: They have much more than the Capricorn-bread to choose from,they also make fine cakes !
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...more
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 !more
When you alight from the train in Chur and go down the steps from the platform to the subway underneath, you will find very little to tell you which way to go to the front of the station. If you go out of the rear entrance, as I did, you will find yourself on a very pleasant residential street with the odd shop or cafe. I had to ask a very friendly and helpful local to direct me to the main entrance of the station so that I could get a cab.
The next day when I returned to the station to continue on my journey to Salzburg, I couldn't for the life of me, find the ticket office. Once again it was up to a very friendly and helpful local to point me in the right direction. the ticket office is downstairs, but I couldn't find a sign telling me so.
Zunfthaus zur Rebleutenthat 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...more
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.more
For snow and winter pleasure amateur, no problem to find a close skiing area to enjoy...
I personnaly try Arosa, Laax-Flims and Brigels skiing area. To learn more have a look to my special dedicated page by clicking on the following link: Snow and Ski around Graubunden
Others ski resorts still to try: Lenzerheide, Davos, St-Mortiz, Klosters, Saumnan,...
The old town of Chur is filled with lots of interesting squares. As you wander the narrow streets you will come across said squares, most with fountains and/or unusual statues.The main square is surrounded by colourful buildings and has an amusing fountain. This square looks like a nice place to relax with a drink, though when we visited (on a...more
I can understand why the Swiss opted not to use the Euro. The Swiss Franc is so pretty, it's hard to spend sometime. This was taken from an ATM machine in the resort town of Chur located in the Swiss Alps. The Currency and the beauty of Chur, how the mountains surround the city like a chorus.more