The cathedral St. Maria Himmelfahrt is one of the most important sights in Chur. The entrance façade of the central nave is decorated with Scala stone. The main portal is surrounded by six columns with Attic bases and early Gothic bud capitals. The columns are connected by coloured arches. The round-arched window, which is located in the central axis, is the largest medieval window in Graubünden.
Inside the cathedral is the late Gothic high age of Jacob Russ from 1492, the carved choir stalls and the Romanesque sculptures on the bases and capitals. All this makes the cathedral very worth seeing.
The first building of the cathedral was probably built in the 5th century. The cathedral, as we know it today, was built between 1154 and 1270 and consecrated in 1272 to the Assumption Church.
From 2001 to 2007 the cathedral was restored.
How to get there
The cathedral is located on the episcopal court in Chur.
By car, you should take the "Chur Nord" or "Chur Süd" exits on the A13 and drive to the city centre, where the "City" and "Stadtbaumgarten" multi-storey car parks are located. From there it is best to walk into the old town to the cathedral.
By public transport:
There are also direct hourly train connections from Zurich and St. Gallen. It is only a few minutes from Chur city station to the bishop's court.