Fotostiftung Schweiz – Switzerland's Photography Center

Fotostiftung Schweiz is dedicated to photography both past and present and a comprehensive collection together with an archive and library can be viewed in Winterthur.

Fotostiftung Schweiz is the oldest Swiss photography foundation in Switzerland dedicated solely to photography. It comprises an extensive collection of original photographs, which provide an   overview of the history of Swiss photography. The main focus is on Swiss photography from the 1930s to 50s, supplemented by international masterpieces.

Fotostiftung Schweiz operates the center together with the Winterthur Museum of Photography, it comprises a bistro, library, lounge and shop.

And it's good to know that these Winterthur museums are just 20 minutes away from Zurich City.

Winterthur Museum Pass

Experience this and many other museums with the Winterthur Museum Pass: CHF 29 for 1 day (excluding Technorama), CHF 44 for 2 days (including Technorama). The price includes travel on the museum bus and local public transportation (ZVV Zone 120). The Museum Pass  can be purchased at the Tourist Information at Winterthur Train Station, in the museums, or online.


Regular CHF 12
Concessions CHF 10

Opening Hours

11.00am – 6.00pm
11.00am – 8.00pm
11.00am – 6.00pm
11.00am – 6.00pm
11.00am – 6.00pm
11.00am – 6.00pm

Special opening hours during the holidays


Distance Travel time
Zürich Main Station 19.8 km 38 min
Zürich Airport 13.9 km 32 min
Fotostiftung Schweiz
Grüzenstrasse 45
8400  Winterthur