CHUR is the oldest town in Switzerland, and it has been there for more than 5000 years. About 37000 people live in Chur, which is also the first bigger town where the Rhine passes by. In the Old Town, Altstadt, there is a market every Saturday from May to October. About 40 farmer families come to sell their fresh and delicious products; cheese from the Alps, bread, sausages, vegetables, fruit, wine and honey. It has been like this for more than 20 years. Once per month there is a flea market at the same time. The Old Town itself is fantastic. Old houses and churches being more than 800 years old, the narrow alleys and funny arcades, makes a beautiful scenery to watch. Hundreds of shops and lots of restaurants are other good reasons why we stayed in Chur for hours. One specific shop to be mentioned is Schöpf Living on Kornplatz; if you ever need to decorate a mountain chalet in real alp-style, you will find the stuff here. Chur can also be starting point for trips to for example Arosa, Laax and Flims, including the beautiful lakes Cresta and Cauma.