Within 30 minutes brisk walk from the city center you can reach the Goldenberg hill. On top of it you have a lovely view across all of the city and on clear days even on to the alps in the distance. Also, it features a good restaurant with a big terrace, ideal to enjoy the view in combination with dinner, lunch or tea.
If you feel like it, the famous Römerholz art collection is located on the same hill and can be reached in another 15 minutes from the restuarant, making it a round trip including the way back to the city of about 1 hour.
Winterthur summer stage at which various artists have their performances during summer days, and sometimes also theater shows. When there is no shows, it used for selling flowers or something similar.
This is the Winterthur High school. A modern looking building, and my friend who attends class there told me that there is a great restaurant on the top of it, from where you can have great view of the whole city. Unfortunately, it was Sunday so it was closed....
Jonas Furrer (March 3, 1805 - July 25, 1861) was a Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1848-1861). He was affiliated to the Radical Party.
He was elected to the Federal Council on November 16, 1848 as one of the seven initial members.
He was the first president of the Confederation from November 21, 1848 to December 31, 1849 and later again in 1852, 1855 and 1858.
Previously he had been president of the Diet from April 2, 1845 to December 31, 1845.
Furrer died in office on July 25, 1861.
The center of the city is pedestrian zone, so no fear of oncoming traffic... just take a walk and enjoy....
Also, in the center you can see various street-singers from all around, I talked to the duo from Russia and they told me that for the cash they get for street singing here in one day, they would have to work all month back home in Russia.
This is definitely city of bicycles. I saw people in suits, whit suitcases driving to work, children, older people, seems like everybody is riding a bicycle...
And there are also large parking places for bicycles so you don't leave your bike just anywhere in the city....
Founded in 1848, the Winterthur Art Museum is home to one of the most beautiful modern art collections in Switzerland, comprising art from the late 19th century, Cubism and many other movements of classical Modernism up to Contemporary Art. In addition, retrospectives of individual artists and themed exhibitions are staged.
The city of Winterthur is also called "Eulach-Stadt" or "The City at Eulach Beach".
So obviously for any tourist there's no way around visiting the Eulach!
The Eulach is a smaller sidearm of the Töss River and runs right thru the centre of the city.
Even though you most likely won't be aware of that fact since most of of it is underground in tunnels and channels. Nevertheless it is possible to decend into this uncharted and thrilling territory of Winterthur. And don't be afraid this is not a sewer.
The entry point to start with the expedition is at the cross-section of Technikumstrasse/Turmhaldenstrasse.
When there was heavy rain you better put on some decent rubber boots, since the sidewalk will be flooded. For some romantic atmosphere it is recommended to carry along a few candles. Well, this will prove to be a good idea anyways since there is no light after all.
By the way maybe I should mention that it's not exactly legal and If you are noisy enough down there in the tunnels the police will show up and give you a good chase but that adds only more to the fun doesn't it? :)
If you should feel the urge to relax a little bit from straining work or even more straining parties, this is the perfect place.
The name is what you get. It's a park with roses high above the city.
Calm place, as long as there is not a pack of youngsters bbq'ing on the lawn.
On the photo the red tower is clearly visible.
I had the opportunity to visit the Fotomuseum with my class and we had a guided tour. We were told that Winterthur became the center of Photography of Europe. A lot of Photo Art Fans are coming to Winterthur from all over the world.
The Oskar Reinhart Collection is one of the leading private art collections built up in the 20th century. It comprises around 200 works by European artists spanning the period from late Gothic to the threshold of modern art, with particular emphasis on 19th century French painting. The Oskar Reinhart Collection ‘Am Römerholz' reopens in December 1998 following the renovation and extension of its premises by the Zurich-based firm of architects Annette Gigon and Mike Guyer
Kunst (Art) Museum of Winterthur has got an important collection of international art from the 19th century to classical modern and contemporary art, with works by van Gogh, Monet, Bonnard, Braque, Gris, Léger, Picasso, Kandinsky, Klee, Mondrian, Giacometti, Morandi, Richter, Merz and Kelly. Temporary exhibitions of international 20th century art.
Opening hours of the exhibitions:
Tuesday to Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., closed on Mondays
Opening hours of the library:
Tuesday to Friday, 1.30 to 5.30 p.m.
Opening hours of "George" museum bistro:
Tuesday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fotomuseum Winterthur, changing exhibitions CHF 8.- (with reduction 6.-)
Fotomuseum Winterthur, exhibition of the collection CHF 7.- (with reduction 5.-)
Fotostiftung Schweiz CHF 6.- (with reduction 4.-)
Combi ticket CHF 13.- (with reduction 9.-)
The Fotomuseum Winterthur, the first - and indeed only - photography museum in German-speaking Switzerland, is located in a former factory converted for the requirements of photography. There are five special large temporary exhibitions each year, lectures, discussions, publications and the permanent collection present photography in its whole varied range. It is more kind of a venue dedicated to photography as an art form and as a visual document of reality.
Albanifest is the biggest city festival in Europe! Thousand of people squeeze through the narrow streets of the Altstadt. Bars, Restaurants, Ferries, Food, Music...
3 days just really great fun!
Don't miss that!