PHOTO: Buildings Around the Episcopal Courtyard in Chur, Switzerland

Buildings that surround the Episcopal Courtyard in Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland

In Chur, Switzerland, pretty buildings surround the courtyard of Saint Mary Assumption Episcopal Cathedral. Modern versions of historic wood chalets, they incorporate traditional architectural details such as the colorful shutters. The 800-year old Cathedral, located on the opposite side of the square, was reopened in 2007 following extensive restoration. It is often described as the most significant building in the city. Many more examples of lovingly restored buildings can be seen on a walking tour of the city.

Located in the eastern part of the country, Chur is the capital of Graub√ľnden Canton and the oldest city in Switzerland. Visitors to Chur never lack for things to do. Options include three museums, 500-plus shops, a funicular to the top of the mountains that ring the town, and a wonderfully restored Old Town.

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