Day Trip: Winterthur

Winterthur combines urbanity with art and culture at the highest level. The former industrial city surprises with creative urban oases.
Winterthur, Lagerplatz

How Do I Get to Winterthur?

“Winti”, as the locals affectionately call the city, is easiest to reach by train. The journey from Zurich Main Station to Winterthur takes just 20 minutes. Those who prefer a more sporty option can cycle to Winterthur along the SwitzerlandMobility Route 45.

Some Impressions of Winterthur:

Open Your Eyes

The Fotomuseum Winterthur presents photography and visual culture in a series of temporary exhibitions devoted to individual artists and group shows. It also examines photographic phenomena in the context of new technologies. Since 2002, the museum – which was founded in 1993 – together with Fotostiftung Schweiz have formed the Fotozentrum, Switzerland’s leading center of expertise for photography.

Winterthur, Fotomuseum

Gastro Tip:

Guests who would like a light snack or drink before, during or after their museum visit should check out the in-house Bistro George.

Bistro George

Art Gems

World-class art in Winterthur: the Oskar Reinhart Collection housed in Reinhart’s villa, “Am Römerholz”, is a real gem in the Swiss art world. The main emphasis is on French Impressionism and its immediate predecessors. In addition, one of the finest collections of modern art in Switzerland can be found in the Kunst Museum Winterthur, which comprises three different museums. The collection encompasses works from the 17th century to the present day.

City of Gardens

Winterthur is also known as the “Garden City” due to its numerous gardens and parks. Often they are villa gardens and landscaped parks that were created in bygone times by wealthy industrialists. Today, many of them are public parks that are accessible to everyone.

Winterthur, General View

Here Are the Parks:

All of Winterthur's parks are included in this list. In addition, a map shows where each garden and/or park is located.

To the Park Map

There’s Always Something Going On in Winterthur

Winterthur attracts visitors from all over Switzerland with these annual events:

The Old, Newly Staged

In the place where locomotives and steam engines were once built, creative urbanity now reigns: here, between the modern and the old, students, designers, entrepreneurs, and residents find the ideal breeding ground for pioneering ideas.

Discover the site on a guided tour (in German): Guided tour Sulzerareal

Winterthur, Urban Golf

And directly next door is the first tee of the on-trend sport, urban golf:

Urban Golf Course

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