Aliens and medieval myths: Why this off-the-radar Swiss city is perfect for a winter trip

Chur is Switzerland’s best kept secret lying in plain sight. Train travellers seeking unbeatable Alpine views often use this pint-sized city as a transfer point for the world-famous Glacier Express and Bernina Express into Italy.

After visiting many of Switzerland’s big hitters over the years, I finally discovered that this off-the-radar spot is a destination in itself. Now the capital of the trilingual (German, Italian and Romansch) canton of Graubünden, Chur has a long and fascinating history.

Here’s why this dinky 34,000-person Swiss city should be on your travel wish list.

Authentic Swiss living meets aliens in Chur

A vibrant, atmospheric little city, Chur feels much more authentic than its better known, posh

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