The sixth-largest city in Switzerland, with around 112,000 inhabitants, is waiting for its visitors with the largest contiguous pedestrian zone in Europe. The medieval heart of the city pulsates at all times of the day. Shops, restaurants, markets and festivals enliven the historic walls. The diverse cultural offer, from experimental theater to the internationally famous museum, thrilled culture lovers.
Winterthur is located in the moderate temperate zone. The temperatures vary a lot over the four seasons. Winds from the west and also the bise (east and northeast winds) are influential for the climate and often bring rainfall.
Winterthur is a first class lifestyle and business location. Within 15 minutes you are at Zurich-Kloten Airport and within 20 minutes you are in the city of Zurich.
Places to visit/Activities
Collection Oskar Reinhart "Am Römerholz"
The Oskar Reinhart Collection is one of the most important private collections of the 20th century. It comprises about 200 works of European art from the 14th to the early 20th centuries. The emphasis is on French painting of the 19th century, especially on the paintings of the French Impressionists and their predecessors.
The Fotomuseum Winterthur was founded in 1993 and is dedicated to photography as art and as a document and creator of realities. The Fotomuseum Winterthur is an art gallery for photography by contemporary photographers and artists.
For decades, Villa Flora surrounded the magic of the inaccessible, the mysterious. A visit to the legendary Hahnloser Collection was a privilege granted only to friends of the family, artists, and art historians. Since 1995, the image treasures are accessible to the public in temporary exhibitions. Thousands of visitors have enjoyed the fascination of "Flora".
No matter whether you wear a professor's title or reach its technical limits when screwing in a light bulb: one way or another you will be wandering through the Technorama with a big "wow" in your eyes. A single visit brings more than all the theories that you have laboriously slaughtered. Suddenly you realize that there is more talent for technology, science and the like slumbering than you always expected.
Technorama - please touch!
It makes no difference whether you are a professor of technology or someone whose technical skill is just sufficient to screw in an electric light bulb - either way you will be thrilled and amazed by what you experience in Technorama. You will suddenly realise that natural science and technology can be real fun when you experiment at over 500 interactive stations and observe natural phenomena on a miniature scale. Preliminary feelings of "wow" will gradually give way to the experience of "aha!" as you come to realise that what you discover, is simply cool.
The viewpoint on Heiligberg is a pearl among the public green areas of the city. In addition to a beautiful view over the city you can enjoy about 2'900 rose bushes in 285 varieties.
The Rhine Falls
The 24m (78 ft) high Rhine Falls is the largest waterfall in Europe. He attracts hundreds of thousands every year. Over a width of 150 m (492 ft) an average of 700m3 of water per second fall over the rocks. From the castle Wörth and the castle Laufen am Rheinfall, motor pastures lead the visitors safely over the whirlpool to the middle Rheinfallfelsen. Who climbs this, stands high above the roaring waterfall.