Graubunden Sights

Kathedrale St. Maria Himmelfahrt

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 04/14/2015

Fodor's Review

The Cathedral of the Assumption was built between 1151 and 1272, drawing on stylistic influences from all across Europe. On this same site have stood a Roman castle, a bishop's house in the 5th century, and a Carolingian cathedral in the 8th century. Inside, the capitals of the columns are carved with fantastical beasts; clustered at their bases are less threatening animals, such as sheep and marmots. In the choir is a magnificent late-15th-century altar of gilded wood with nearly 150 carved figures created by Jakob Russ from Ravensburg, Germany.

Sight Information

Address:

Hofstr. 14, Chur, Graubünden, 7000, Switzerland

Phone:

081-2522076

Sight Details:

  • Mon. and Wed.–Sat. 6 am–7 pm, Tue. 8 am–7 pm, Sun. 7–7

Published 04/14/2015

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