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Verwaltungsgebäude der Rhätischen Bahn*

Bahnhofstraße 25 | 7000 Chur/Cuira/Coira
An exemplary structure of the local traditional Grisonian style. Built by Nicolaus Hartmann Jr. from 1907-1910. Massive Neo-Renaissance structure with high, Baroque-like hipped-end roof with garrets. Building sculpture by Otto Weber and Otto Kappeler; mural by Christian Conradin in the administrative council hall. Entrance complex with monumental free-standing sculptures of Rhaetia and Rhaetier (female and male Rhaetian figures) by Otto Weber.

(Kunstführer durch Graubünden, Hg. Gesellschaft für Schweizerische Kunstgeschichte. Eng. translation of the title: Art Guide of Graubünden, ed. Society for the History of Swiss Art, Zurich 2008. This book has only been published in German.)