Visit Chur - Best of Chur

The town which offers a contradiction to busy urban life in its historic building, narrow charming alleys, streams of restaurants and shops on one hand and the majestic Swiss Alps for skiing, trekking or simply exploring the wild on the other, Chur in Switzerland is perfect for every traveller from anywhere!

One of the oldest cities in Switzerland, Chur embraces its pre-historic finds including articles dating back to the Stone Age and Bronze Age. The town is placed in the laps of mountains making it a kingdom for many rulers including Roman, Ostrogoths, Celts and Franks! The stories of the Civil War add yet another facet to its rich past.

Today tourism in Chur, Switzerland is rooted in its 5000 year old history and geographic beauty! The pristine mountain air offers winter sports while the town itself is a favorite to explore all year round! Contradictory to other famous old towns around the world, Chur town is known for being peaceful and quaint. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself on streets bustling with boutiques, shops, Museums, art galleries, restaurants, and specialty shops but completely away from the traffic!

The ideal destination to add to your travel itinerary, Chur in Switzerland is sure to melt your stress with its heart-warming hospitality, unique charm and the perfect combination of the old and the new.

Chur Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Chur tips for your visit

  • The old part of the town does not allow vehicles and is a purely a walking zone.
  • Although the town has pleasant weather, do carry warm clothes if you travelling during April and peak winter season.
  • Wear sturdy shoes.
  • Try the local Calanda Beer.
  • You may need adapters for charging your electrical devices.

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Facts and Stats for Chur*

  • Chur: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Chur for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Chur.

    • Burglary and Theft 15 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 30 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 20 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 10 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 15 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 20 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 80 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 65 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 35 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 20 (Low)
  • Living in Chur - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 72.73 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Chur

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Chur

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.45 USD
    • International Movie per seat 16.56 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 55.2 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 120.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 104.13 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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