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Chur
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Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption
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Kathedrale St. Mariae Himmelfahrt
Swiss Reformation


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Chur - Kathedrale St. Mariae Himmelfahrt

Chur - Kathedrale St. Mariae Himmelfahrt
The Kathedrale St. Mariae Himmelfahrt (= "Saint Mary of the Assumption") as seen from St. Luzius.

A cathedral may have existed here already within the 5th century. The cathedral of today was erected 1150 - 1272, from east to west. The old tower was destroyed by fire in 1811, the tower seen here was built on the old foundations 1828/1829.

In 1524, during the Swiss Reformation, the Catholic population of the city were confined to a ghetto enclosed around the bishop's court beside this cathedral. This "territory" existed over centuries. Only since 1854 Catholic citizens could settle in Chur again, where ever they wanted.

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