Chur Tourism - The Swiss Alpine City, Graubünden

26.08.2020

Opening of the new Cathedral Treasury Museum Chur

Since end of August, the Cathedral Treasury Museum is open. The museum is located in the south wing of the Bishop's Castle and in the immediate vicinity of the Cathedral. The Cathedral Treasure Museum comprises of two groups of objects: The actual cathedral treasure and the cycle of murals of the death pictures from 1543, both of which are exhibited on two floors and are of unique value to visitors of all ages and specialists.

The cathedral treasure is largely made up of relics and liturgical instruments. The important works of art originally belong to the medieval furnishings of the cathedral and the monastery church of St. Luzi. They impressively illustrate the 1500 years of ecclesiastical cultural history from the foundation of the diocese to the present day, as well as the cycle ycle of murals of the death pictures from the Episcopal Palace in Chur. The unique and monumental cycle of death pictures from 1543 are based on motifs by Hans Holbein d. J. (appr. 1497-1543), a fascinating work comprising 35 scenes. 

Guided tours

From November on, guided tours through the Cathedral Treasury Museum will be offered. 

Accompanying exhibition «Dance to me to the end of love. Danse macabre»

Accompanying the opening of the new Cathedral Treasury Museum, the Graubünden Art Museum will also present a special exhibition from 29 August to 22 November 2020. Under the motto "Dance to me to the end of love. Danse macabre", this exhibition will be a focal point of the Graubünden Art Museum annual programme. The vernissage will take place on 28 August at 6 pm.

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