Chur Roman Ruins

Chur, Switzerland

Several prehistoric settlements and remains of a Roman road station have been discovered in Welschdörfli, the old town district in Chur. You can visit the excavations and discoveries on the Ackermann grounds on Seilerbahnweg.

The protective structures covering the archaeological sites from the Roman era were built in 1986 according to designs by local architect Peter Zumthor. They do not only protect the finds, they are also a museum and architectural masterpiece. The weighty building with its delicate rilled outer surface is reminiscent of the original Roman edifices.

You can get the key to the protective structures from the Chur Tourism information centre at the station.

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Founded: 15 BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Switzerland

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Jan Vintr (2 years ago)
Stavbu tvoří relativně levné konstrukce a materiály, ale přesto jde ve výsledku o velmi moderní a čisté architektonické dílo. Vnitřní otevřený prostor dává dostatek volnosti vykopávkám a vůbec neruší jejich prohlídku. I ostatní stavby Petera Zumthora rozhodně stojí za návštěvu.
Hansu Lee (2 years ago)
이유를 모르겟지만 2019년 2월 5일 화요일 문이 닫혀있음
Marco da Trindade (3 years ago)
Amazing work by Peter Zumthor to preserve the ruins
El Aserrin (3 years ago)
Key in tourism office.
Jan Lee (3 years ago)
Must visit if you are an architecture enthusiasts, get the key from Chur Tourism office at the train station, fairly cheap fee, then you can have the museum all by yourself. Need to return it before 6PM or simply as soon as you finished since there might be other people interested in visiting at the same day :)
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