Fontana Memorial

Chur

Chur - Switzerland, Grisons

Chur - Switzerland, Grisons

Chur Altstadt

Chur Altstadt

Chur

Chur

Bergell

Bergell

Fontana

Fontana

Chur Mittenberg

Chur Mittenberg

Chur - Brambrüesch 2

Chur - Brambrüesch 2

Lürlibad

Lürlibad

Chur - Schweiz, Graubünden

Chur - Schweiz, Graubünden

Alpenstadt Chur

Alpenstadt Chur

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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