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

The narrow streets and winding alleys in the Old Town of Chur, Switzerland are car-free, with scores of shops, cafes, restaurants, hotels, and bars

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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