Chur is an ancient city, whose history dates back 5000 years from now. It was under the reign of Celts, Romans, Franks and Ostrogoths and served as the main strategic gateway to vital trade routes and passes through the Alps. Now it is not only the largest town, but also the capital of the Swiss canton of Grisons, which spreads along the Grisonian Rhine Valley.
Located in the Grisonian Rhine valley, Chur is the capital and the largest town of the Swiss canton of the Grison. It lies on the right bank of the Rhine, which is known as the oldest town of Switzerland.