Day Trip: Winterthur
Some Impressions of Winterthur:
Winterthur’s picturesque Old Town invites visitors to stroll, enjoy a coffee, and shop.
But that’s not all! During the “Musikfestwochen”, Steinberggasse (pictured here) is transformed ...
... into an up-beat open-air backdrop with a unique atmosphere.
The Kunst Museum Winterthur unites three top-class art museums.
One of them is the Reinhart am Stadtgarten, whose collection enchants art lovers.
In the imposing Kyburg Castle, guests of all ages can delve into the world of the Middle Ages.
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.
Guests who would like a light snack or drink before, during or after their museum visit should check out the in-house Bistro George.
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.
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.
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