Medieval Houses in the Old Town of Chur, Switzerland

PHOTO: Zschaler House in the Old Town of Chur, Switzerland

The Old Town in Chur is one of the best in all of Switzerland. Its narrow streets and winding alleys are car-free and are home to scores of shops, cafes, restaurants, hotels, and bars.

Click on title to view photo in large format. The Old Town of Chur is among the best preserved in Switzerland. One of its most interesting buildings is the Zschaler House, shown at the center of this photo. The exquisite frescoes on its facade were recently restored to their Gothic glory. Today the Zschaler House is home to a popular cafe and coffee house.

Most structures within the Old Town of Chur were built in the 15th and 16th centuries and restoration efforts have been ongoing for the past 20 years. As a result, the Old Town is an authentic representation of what it would have looked like during Medieval times. Today its cobblestone streets, which are restricted to pedestrian traffic, host a weekly farmer’s market every Saturday between May and October, as well as a Christmas Market in December.

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