Chur might only have around 34,500 inhabitants, but it offers a richer and more thriving cultural scene than many bigger cities. As the oldest city in Switzerland, the capital of the canton Graubünden, otherwise known as Grisons, looks back at 5,000 years of civilisation history. Numerous archaeological sites, ranging from prehistoric through Roman tomedieval, are evidence of Chur’s long past. On various guided city tours, visitors can learn more about major historic sites, such as the 800-year-old cathedral St. Mariä Himmelfahrt or the striking church St.Martin in the centre of the picturesque traffic-free old town.