1940 February 5
HR Giger is born in Chur as the second child of Melly Giger-Meier and the pharmacist Hans
Richard Giger. Above their Steinbock pharmacy is the large, dingy rented apartment which
along with the entrance corridor and the pharmacy itself becomes his favourite playground. His
sister Iris is seven years older.
Attends nursery school, first the Catholic Marienheim and then
quickly transferred to Auntie Grittli’s Reform(ational)