Climate

A special climate prevails in the Alpine City

Chur is regarded as one of the warmest cities in Switzerland. Thanks to the frequent presence of the föhn (a warm, dry, downward wind) and its protected position amidst high mountains, Chur often enjoys a very mild, pleasant climate. It is only foggy on 6 or 7 days a year. Nevertheless, in winter, temperatures often drop to zero degrees, opening up a multitude of possibilities to enjoy a broad range of winter sports in the close vicinity.

«Chur in brief»

  • Capital city of the canton of the Grisons (Graubünden)
  • 37'000 citizen
  • 600 m to 1800 m above sea level (city area)
  • 1170 m to 2174 m above sea level (local mountain Brambrüesch/Dreibündenstein, accessible by cableway from the city)
  • 5000 years of settlement history (Switzerland's oldest city)
  • Hub to world-famous health resorts such as Arosa, Davos, Lenzerheide, Flims/Laax and sights such as the Rhine Gorge between Ilanz and Reichenau, the Heidi Village in Maienfeld or the Viamala Gorge in Thusis.

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