Travel Expert: A Brief Guide To Chur, Switzerland

March 19, 2023 6:13 am62 commentsViews: 499

Pronounced as Coire, Chur is the oldest city of Switzerland and archaeological evidence dates it back as far as the Pfyn culture of 3900-3500 BC. It is equipped with fine mountain setting, twisting alleys and historic buildings. The city charms visitors with several boutiques, restaurants, museums, bars and galleries.

Highlights of Chur

Chur is situated on the Rhaetian Railway like that is declared as an UNESCO world heritage site.

It is the only city in the country having both winter as well as summer sports region.

Chur is very near to the popular resorts in Graubunden and so visitors get added adventure to explore.

For more than 5,000 years the city has been continuously been populated.

Its history dates back to 12,000 to 9,000 BC if archaeological discoveries are considered.

The city is covered with forest as well as urban infrastructure with about equal distribution of land.

It is perfect place for foodies tourists as they get everything from gourmet restaurants to local pubs.

Climate of Chur

The city enjoys oceanic climate and so the summers are warm as well as sometimes hot too. However, the average summer temperature remains not much. It is around 25 degree centigrade. The winters here are freezing with daytime temperatures being about 5 degree centigrades. August is the wettest month and water of spring time is exported as Passugger mineral water.

Transportation in Chur

The nearest airports are Zurich International Airport and St. Gallen Alternrhein Airport. The city is just 75 miles from Zurich by rail and its main railways station is where the Swiss Federal Railways system link with Rhaetian Railway. The other three railways stations are Chur Stadt, Chur West and Chur Wiesental. The city is also linked by A13 motorway.


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