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Switzerland’s oldest town, set on the shore of the Rhine River. Its Old Town is filled with splendid historical buildings.

Chur is situated at the right shore of the Rhine River and is known as the oldest town of Switzerland. Chur is home to many sites that are listed as Swiss heritage sites of national significance. There are two archeological sites in Chur, the old medieval city and Welschdörfli a prehistoric settlement and Roman Vicus. The list also consists of four archives or libraries, four museums, three churches, as well as 15 other buildings that are also heritage sites. The town is home to the Giger Bar designed by the Swiss artist H. R. Giger, the Old Town, the art gallery, and the natural history museum.
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