Chur Tourism - The Swiss Alpine City, Graubünden


Chur Rhine Valley


The Alpine City of Chur is surrounded by fertile countryside, the Chur Rhine Valley. The young Alpine Rhine, wine-growing areas and a diverse natural backdrop characterise the region around Chur's neighbouring communities.

The communities in the Chur Rhine Valley

  • Bonaduz

    Bonaduz lies on a sunny terrace between the Vorder and Hinter Rhine valley. The community offers a high quality of life, attractive leisure activities and wonderful local recreation areas.

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  • Domat/Ems

    Domat/Ems is the fourth largest municipality in the canton of Graubünden. It is not least interesting from a linguistic point of view: the town is the northernmost municipality where Romansh is spoken.

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  • Felsberg

    At the foot of Calanda you can look forward to special experiences. And the fact that this small village has a lot to offer is already apparent from the fact that two former federal councillors come from it.

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  • Haldenstein

    Haldenstein is a friendly little community just outside Chur. Idyllically situated between the Rhine river and the Calanda mountain massif, it is characterised above all by its impressive castle.

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  • Rhäzüns

    «Rhäzünser is healthier» – is the slogan used throughout Switzerland to advertise Rhäzüns mineral water. But the municipality at the entrance to the Domleschg valley has much more to offer.

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  • Tamins

    Who says Tamins, means also Reichenau at the confluence of the Vorder and Hinter Rhine rivers. The Kunkelspass is a higlight for many bikers from near and far. Top of Tamins is the Ringelspitz with 3247m.

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Nature highlights in the Chur Rhine Valley

  • Rhine Gorge

    The «Grand Canyon» of Switzerland is an impressive natural backdrop that can be explored by train, on foot, by bike or on the Rhine river.

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  • Rheinauen at Rhäzüns

    The Rheinauen in Rhäzüns are one of the last large natural riparian landscapes along the Rhine upstream of Lake Constance; they are among the most intact wetlands in Switzerland.

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  • Reichenau: Confluence of the Vorder and Hinter Rhine rivers

    Reichenau lies at the confluence of the Hinter and Vorder Rhine rivers, the birthplace of the Alpine Rhine.

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  • Tumas

    The «Tumas» are relics of past landslides that shaped the plain near Domat/Ems and are under nature conservation.

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  • UNESCO World Heritage Sardona

    In the Tectonic Arena Sardona in the border area of cantons St. Gallen, Glarus, and Graubünden, the geological process of mountain formation is uniquely visible.

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  • Overview: Nature Highlights in the Chur Rhine Valley

    Further highlights are the mountain peaks Calanda and Ringelspitz, the Kunkelspass, the Rhäzünser Alp or the Weihermühle nature reserve. Here you will find an overview of the most important natural highlights.

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Historical buildings in the Chur Rhine Valley

  • Haldenstein Castle

    Haldenstein Castle was built in the 16th century and is included in Switzerland's inventory of art and cultural-historical protected items.

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  • Reichenau Castle

    The Reichenau Castle lies at the confluence of the Hinter and Vorder Rhine rivers. Built in the 17th century by the episcopal Schauenstein family of ministers, it looks back on a long history.

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  • Church Sogn Gieri

    The church Sogn Gieri between Bonaduz and Rhäzüns has exceptional cultural value. According to excavations the first church at this site dates back to the 6th or 7th century.

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  • Rhäzüns Castle

    The Rhäzüns Castle, which guarded the entrance to the Domleschg, sits enthroned on a steep rock above the Hinterrhein. It opens a whole round of castles and palaces along the Hinterrhein.

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  • Castle ruins of Haldenstein

    Haldenstein has probably the highest density of castles out of all municipalities in Graubünden. There are no fewer than three castles within its borders.

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