Best Things To Do in Chur, Switzerland

Whether you're visiting Chur for a few days or are a localite, Chur is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Chur. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Chur. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Chur. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Chur keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Chur listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

Check out free places to visit in Chur which you can visit without spending a penny. Handpicked tours, day trips, and excursions in Chur will make your visit comfortable. You will also find the opening and closing time, along with the time required to cover major attractions. This will help you to have a flawless plan without much hassle. We have also included eateries in Chur recommended by locals.

Tourist Attractions in Chur

Here is the list of things to do in Chur and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Obere Gasse

    Tags: Outdoors, Entertainment, Market, Shopping Center

    A major street in the Old town, the ObereGasse is lined with small boutique shops, cafes, restaurants and everything you need to shop till you drop! Highlights include: Local market on Saturday mornings in Summer. Christmas market during Christmas Eve. The street accommodates shops that sell traditional as well as modern products and is a pleasure to walk through as the place is vehicle free!...Read more
  2. St. Maria Himmelfahrt Cathedral

    Tags: Religious Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    Built in the 12th century all through the 13the century, St Maria Himmelfahrt Cathedral is an architectural marvel and a spiritual mecca located at the heart of Chur. The cathedralwelcomes you with stone architecture while the colorful interiors keep you spellbound all through your visit. Highlights include: Architecture with an amalgamation of styles High glass stained windows Stunning alter ...Read more
  3. Fine Arts Museum - Bundner Kunstmuseum

    Tags: Museum, Specialty Museum

    If you want to keep up with the art pulse of the city, then head to the Kunstmuseum, a museum which displays art in all shapes and sizes from 18th century till present! A rare feat to justify art of all ages, all genres and all centuries, this museum is a treat even if you are an amateur art enthusiast. The museum mainly houses the works of artists from Graubünden and Switzerland. Highligh...Read more
  4. Ratisches Museum

    Tags: Museum, History Museum, Photo Gallery, Exhibition

    Original the residing place of Paul von BuolzuStrassundRietberg who gave house its Baroque styled design. In the 19th century under the concern of lawyer, historian and politician Peter Conradin von Planta-Zuoz, the place became a warehouse for articles of historical importance soon converting the place to a Museum! Highlights include: Ethnographic and numismatic collections. Textiles, sculptu...Read more
  5. Hiking Through Brambruesch

    Tags: Trail, View Point, Hiking Trail, Adventure

    In summers, Chur is flooded with hikers covering the beautiful terrain of Brambruesch. Eventhough many clubs are associated with hiking trips here, solo hikers are not uncommon. The popular trail is the Brambrüesch-Pradaschier-Churwalden trail. Take a gondola ride from Chur to the mountains to explore the beautiful views, walk the adventurous trails or simply breathe in the fresh Swiss air...Read more
  6. Arcas Square

    Tags: Cafe, Square

    Arcas square is known for its quaint ambience and cobbled square which meet small cobbled alleys in the old city of Chur. Even though there is not much to see, the square is perfect to unwind in the medieval city over a cup of coffee from the nearby cafes. A must when you visit Chur, the square is perfect for relaxing after a long day of exploring.
  7. St. Martin Church

    Tags: Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    Built in 1491, St Martin Church has many stories attached to it. The most common one is of a speech delivered here by Martin Luther King himself! The church is known for its characteristic steeple which stands out over the old town and adds to its charm. Highlights include: Stained glass windows made by Augusto Giacometti implemented in 1919 Guided tour The place unfolds yet another of the ol...Read more
  8. Kornplatz

    Tags: Outdoors, Square, Specialty Shop

    If you are travelling with children or simply are a child at heart, then this square is sure to give you a good time. The square itself is lined with old building and has a play ground. But the highlight has to be the ice-cream shop and the popular 4 floored Toy store which is sure to take you right back to your childhood! Take a stroll through this non-traffic zone of Chur and simply enjoy all...Read more
  9. Rhaetian Railway (RhB) Administration Building

    Tags: Walking Area, Architecture

    Constructed in 1907 by Nicolaus Hartmann, the administration building depicts the authentic style of building in Chur. The simplistic and structured design stays true to ‘BündnerHeimatstil’- a movement that defines the construction in this region of Switzerland. Take a walk around the building and the adjacent courtyard to truly see a part of Chur which is the least altered. A ...Read more
  10. St. Martinsplatz

    Tags: Square, Heritage Building

    A square in front of St. Martin Church is as perfect as the old town itself! Streets lined with cafes and restaurants, old buildings, cobbled pathways and the steeple of the church all make for a picture-perfect evening. Take a seat at an outdoor café to later take a walk in the church or simply sit back and look at the non-traffic streets. A simple but beautiful ambience, St. Martinplat...Read more
  11. Kultur Forum Wurth Chur

    Tags: Art Gallery, Museum, Arts And Crafts, Exhibition

    Experience art at its best at the KulturforumWurth. Initiated by Reinhold Würth in 1960’s, the gallery mainly showcases art from the 20th and 21st century even though the collections include medieval art from this region of Switzerland. Highlights include: Nearly 16,000 art pieces of the Wurth collection Paintings, sculptures and graphic art across decades The gallery is a must for...Read more
  12. Giger Bar Kalchbuhl

    Tags: Bar, Food And Drinks, Entertainment

    Conceptualized and designed by H.R Giger, a Swiss artist most popular for his design in Oscar winning movie ‘Alien’, the Giger bar was opened in 1992 to offer fans of the movie an extra-terrestrial ambience! Glass walls with intricate ceilings and the classic high-backed chairs while you relax with their signature drinks all make for an entertaining visit. The theme seamlessly flows...Read more
  13. Fontana Park

    Tags: Outdoors, Park, Nature

    A park dedicated to Benedict Fontana who died in the 1499 Battle of Calven, Fontana Park accommodates a memorial in his honor. Located on the Grabenstrasse in Chur, the Fontana Park was originally built in late 1720 but it got its characteristic Baroque design in 1860. Since then the park is re-modeled to give it a more modern appeal, even though its original essence is still seen in its layout...Read more
  14. Welschdorfli

    Tags: Bar, Food And Drinks, Pubs, Streets

    The ‘evening hotspot’ for locals and tourists alike, Welschdorfli is perfect if you want to explore the nightlife of Chur. Some of the most popular bars are located here and so is the popular JBN hostel. Stop at one of the street’s bars or simply go pub-hopping through its many hotspots- perfect for an après ski since the street is located close to the Gondola lift to t...Read more
  15. The Alpine Bike Park At Churhausberg

    Tags: Outdoors, Trail, Nature

    If mountain biking interest you or you simply want to feel the adrenaline rush, the Brambrüesch mountain offers one of the best terrains to explore the Swiss terrain like never before. Rent a bike at the Alpine Bike Park to zoom past the moderately tricky terrain or free ride while you witness a whole new facet of Chur! Highlights include: Flow Trail introduced for beginners Night operati...Read more