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Old Town Chur

Address: Altstadt, Chur 7000, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 (0)81 252 18 18
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Chur
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

we chose to stay in Chur because it was convenient for our rail tour. Arrived from Lucerne. Although Chur was indeed more convenient, we heartily wished we had stayed in Lucerne. Lucerne is famous - for a reason, it is beautiful. Chur is unknown - for a reason, it is boring. Nothing actually wrong, just small-town boring. Bit like a... More 

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Whiby Ontario
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Our stop in Chur was more of necessity since we were able to pick up our rental car here after arriving by train on the Glacier Express from Zermatt. From what I had read, my expectations were not too high, however we were pleased and surprised during our one night stay here. The people were very friendly and there weren't... More 

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Pfaffikon, Switzerland
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158 reviews 158 reviews
22 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The oldest city in Switzerland with a charming historic centre, old traditional buildings, nicely painted and decorated. Narrow cobbled streets full of shops, bakeries and cafes, all sorts of nooks and crannies to explore. Lots of character, well worth visiting.

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The old town has lovely cobbled stoned walkways, quite a variety of shops, everything from clothing to model train shops. Friendly people willing to help you.

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Wangaratta
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We were sorry we had only one night in Chur. It is such a beautiful city, full of history, and beautiful surrounding scenery.

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Northern Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Bernina Express stops here. We loved Tirano, Italy and thoroughly enjoyed the train trip. We were hoping the town of Chur would have offered a little more as far as character had entertainment. We stayed two nights but could have seen everything in one night and day.

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We took a train from Zurich to Chur and was happy about that. Not only Chur is a transportation hub, but a really nice city also with charming buildings. We walked around for a few hours but came through on many times in route for other destinations. One such destination was Tarasp where we checked out the castle.

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Castiel
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A reminder of the old days, take time to look up and wonder at the buildings and decorations alow your imagination to go back several hunred years, easy to do here. Lots of good cafes and restaurants.

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Bury, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Walk up through the old town to the viewpoint for great views of the city. We loved the cathedral, you can take photographs. There are beautiful painted buildings, signs and artwork to see and plenty of places to stop for a break. You can download an audio guide in English to give you more information about each major location. There... More 

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Ayrshire,Uk
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Yes we had a lovely afternoon strolling through the old town even manage to see 2 weddings one up at the Cathedral had relaxing coffee in the old square

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