Fontana Memorial

Chur

Chur: Fontana

Chur: Fontana

Chur: Lürlibad

Chur: Lürlibad

Chur

Chur

Chur: Altstadt

Chur: Altstadt

Chur › Süd: Kantonsspital Graubünden

Chur › Süd: Kantonsspital Graubünden

Chur: Alpenstadt

Chur: Alpenstadt

Chur: Brambrüesch

Chur: Brambrüesch

Bahnhof Chur › Nord: Bahnhofpl. 1

Bahnhof Chur › Nord: Bahnhofpl. 1

The Fontana Park on Grabenstrasse was fully renovated in 2006. There is a memorial to Captain Benedikt Fontana at the centre of this popular green space.

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The bronze Fontana memorial dates from the year 1903 and is in memory of Captain Benedikt Fontana. He was an episcopal bailiff who officiated at the southern border of the Three Leagues. He died in 1499 during the Swabian War at the battle of Calven, allegedly a martyr's death, before the Graubünden army put the Habsburgs to flight.

The monument was created by the Swiss sculptor Richard Kissling, whose works also include the Tell monument in Altdorf.

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