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Travel Home > Directory > Destinations > Europe > Switzerland > Chur


Chur. Pop. 35,161. Currency Swiss franc (CHF). Language German. Time Zone GMT + 1 hour. Nearest Airport - Zurich. Best Time to go – year round location – for winter sports, and summer hiking. Chur is located in the west of Switzerland and is capital of the canton of Graubünden. The town is surrounded by alpine mountains particularly the Mittenberg (east) and Pizokel (south). Chur is 74 km by rail from Zurich, and is the meeting-point of the routes from Italy over many alpine passes, the main ones being: Lukmanier Pass; Splugen Pass; and San Bernardino Pass. Chur is an excellent departure point for a variety of winter sports. There are several world-famous resorts in the close vicinity, most of which can be reached within 20 to 60 minutes (Arosa, Lenzerheide, Flims-Laax, Davos, etc. The local winter sports resorts at Chur-Brambrüesch features: snow bar; mountain huts; sports hotel and mountain restaurant. There are also well prepared, wide ski pistes for kids learners and adults.


Chur Skiing Hotels Rooms Travel and Ski Tours in Switzerland

Chur Skier and Winter Sports Hotels Reservation Abc Hotel Chur Hotel Ibis Chur Hotel Stern Hotel Freieck Hotel Post Hotel Chur Travel Skiing and Tourism.

Abc Hotel - Bahnhofplatz Chur

Abc Hotel, is a 4 star hotel with 36 rooms. Modern Hotel comprising the upper 6 floors of a modern glass building situated in center of town, adjacent to train station. The hotel is literally steps away from the front of the train station where many guests take trips on trip on the famous Glacier Express.

Abc Hotel - Bahnhofplatz Chur

Chur - wikipedia

The city of Chur, the residence of the bishop and capital of the canton of Graubünden, is over 5,000 years old, rightfully claiming to be the oldest Swiss city. Chur is built, at a height of 1949 ft. above the sea-level, on the right bank of the Plessur torrent, just as it issues from the Schanfigg valley, and about a mile above its junction with the Rhine, almost entirely surrounded by the Alps.

H. R. Giger - wikipedia

Hans Ruedi Giger (born at Chur, Grisons canton, February 5, 1940) is an Academy Award-winning Swiss painter, sculptor, and set designer best known for his design work on the film Alien.

San Bernardino Pass - wikipedia

San Bernardino Pass (el. 2063 m.) is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps connecting the Hinterrhein and the Mesolcina (Misox) valleys between Thusis (Graubünden) and Bellinzona (Ticino).

Bishop of Chur - wikipedia

The Bishop of Chur (German: Bischof von Chur) is the Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Chur, Grisons, Switzerland. A Bishop of Chur is first mentioned in 451/ 452 when its Bishop St. Asimo attended the Synod of Milan (Mansi, IV, 141), but probably existed a century earlier.


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