Winterthur Travel Guide

  • Winterthur
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  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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Winterthur Things to Do

  • small walk and big dinner

    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...

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  • Statue of a....witch?

    I couldn't find out what this bronze statue represents, but by the look of its hat I assumed it is a witch.Anyone have some other suggestion?

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  • Combination of old and new

    This house is partially still wooden, and wood had to be preserved to last as long as possible. When it rot, it was replaced by modern building material.As you can see, one wall is still wooden....

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  • Wells

    I was told these wells were once used for drinking water, and since the houses were wooden, so the firemen could get to the water faster in case of fire.

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  • Traditional Swiss house

    This is one of the traditional Swiss houses that can be found in Winterthur. It can be easily noticed for its wooden parts, painted in red, brown, blue or some other color.

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  • Summer stage

    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.

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Winterthur Hotels

  • Park Hotel Winterthur

    Stadthausstrasse 4 | (formerly Garten Hotel), Winterthur CH - 8402, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Wartmann

    Rudolfstrasse 15, Winterthur 8400, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Ibis Winterthur City

    Clean and functional hotel that features everything you will need, though it doesn't feel very...

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Winterthur Restaurants

  • Lovely Restaurant

    Before going to the Theater we were looking for a nice restaurant in the old part of Winterthur. We found Ristorante Latini, a small and lovely italian restaurant. The menue is mainly italien but with great specialities! I had the Tagliatelle al Padrone with a glass of Cabernet from Chile. Together it cost CHF 25.30. Not bad for Winterthur.

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  • The oldest

    This is the oldest Pub in Switzerland. My friend who lived there told me they have variety of drinks and excellent food, and recommends everyone to pay them a visit. Unfortunately again, we were there on Sunday morning, and it was closed.I chose bad time for exploring Winterthur, right?

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  • Small is beautiful

    This is not a restaurant, it is a small but attractive coffeehouse. When the weather is good there is the possibility to sit outside on the street watching people do shopping.They say they make superb cappuccino (hence the name) though I don't know, as I don't like coffee at all. They feature also a good assortment of beer: Try the Chimay but...

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Winterthur Nightlife

  • They don't sell Water

    The name says it all. For those who haven't seen the film (me hasn't): The bar is a reenactment of the movie.So the rules are given:Don't touch the girls (Which despite of the name most of the time are not exactly ugly).Don't order water (at your own risk).For students: At thursdays there is happy hour which means cheap prize!The music is Rock, the...

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  • Insomniac's Lair

    What makes the Gotthard unique is that it's the only bar in the city that has open 24hours 7days a week. This and its location right at the main station makes it the perfect hangout for the "hope and homeless" so there is a always a bouncer during nighttimes to "preserve the quality of the clientele".Inside there's all kind of people. At daytime...

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  • Next to the sky - Not only for a drink

    This one is fairly easy to find. It's the highest building in town which features the small but cozy and romantic bar on top of it (90m). In the night you can see the neon 'BAR' sign blinking from far away.It is not only a bar but also a restaurant with a very delicious menu that I can recommend. Since there is not much room for tables it might be...

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  • Take a sip with the Hip

    Trendy, stylish, modern architecture Lounge.Mostly electronic house music, drinks and snacks.A peculiarity of this location (apart from the modern art style) is the huge sofa area at the back of the bar. Huge because your climbing abilities will prove useful when scaling the 1.5m height sofas. Don't forget to remove your footgear! Dress to...

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  • Clubbing in Winterthur has a name

    This Club is huge. Nice interiors. Big Dance Floor, big Lounge area and (Fast-)Food is available.Visitors are coming from all of the canton Zurich and from the neighbouring cantons. It is said that even locals from Zurich-City sometimes leave their favourite safe-heaven to attend a party in the Bolero from time to time. ;)The sound oscillates...

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  • Most Creative, a trifle Alternative

    Kraftfeld means Force Field in German. The name of the bar (as well as its interior decoration) mirrors it's location. It's placed deep inside the old industrial part of Winterthur where ages ago there was a factory for huge ship engines and the like (Sulzer). The area is constantly evolving into a more residential, very modern cultural place. The...

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  • Another great play

    I went to Cookin' for the third time. Once in Seoul, once in Zurich and now in Winterthur. Theater Winterthur definitely has some good plays! Yet I have to say that the Original (called Nanta) from Seoul is still the best.

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  • International Theater

    I went to this theater to see a Korean Dance Performance, which was interesting, but kinda weird. This Theater shows Plays from all over the world: Austria, UK, Korea and many more. I wouldn't call that building a masterpiece of architecture, but as they built it back in 1979 it might have been. At least it looks very nice from the outside. The...

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  • Some more Live Music

    Medium Live-Club for Concerts. All kind of styles, mainly Rock. Looks kinda crappy, but it's nice! Doesn't matter.

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Winterthur Transportation

  • Well located

    Winterthur is located on the route Zurich - St. Gallen. Therefore you do not have only S-Bahn (S7, S8, S12 and many more) but also a lot of Intercitys on that route. Winterthur is easy to reach from Zurich, Zurich-Airport and St. Gallen.

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  • Driving to Winterthur

    Winterthur is convieniently accessible by travelling by road. There are excellent motorways which link Winterthur with other cities around.By Car from Winterthur to:Zürich Airport = 20 mins,Zürich-City = 25 mins, Geneva = 3 hrs, Stuttgart, Germany = 3 hrs,München/Munich, Germany = 3 1/2 hrs, Innsbruck, Austria = 2 3/4hrs, Milano, Italy = 5 hrs

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  • How to come to Winterthur ?

    Winterthur is convieniently accessible by travelling by trains. By train from Winterthur to:Zürich Airport = 15 mins,Zürich-City = 20 mins, Geneva = 3 1/2 hrs, Stuttgart, Germany = 3 3/4 hrs,München/Munich, Germany = 4 hrs, Innsbruck, Austria = 4 1/2 hrs, Milano, Italy = 5 hrs

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Winterthur Shopping

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    by Shakalaka Written May 29, 2007

    Most famous for strolling and shopping is the Marktgasse in the old town where all the shops are lined up.

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Winterthur Warnings and Dangers

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    by Carino Written Jan 17, 2005

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    What bothers me most are the dozens of Punks hanging around the train station in Winterthur. Don' t get me wrong here, I like punk music, I don't mind them in general. But it just bothers me when the block your way, sit around, leave their beer botles....

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Winterthur Off The Beaten Path

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    by Shakalaka Updated May 24, 2007

    Inside the castle there is a small museum.
    But not only the castle itself but also the beautiful surroundings are worth the trip.
    The castle is located on a forested hill above the River Töss about 8km in the south of Winterthur.

    Bicycle: It makes up for a 25min ride by bike.
    Train: Take the S26 to the train station called "Sennhof-Kyburg". From there it's a 25min walk by foot.

    When arriving at the Töss, don't follow the street. There is a footpath which goes uphill starting at the old wooden bridge (see map).

    All along the river Töss there is places for picnic. The river itself is not very deep but maintains a sufficient amount of water to wet your feet when it's hot.

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Winterthur Sports & Outdoors

  • Play Cricket in Winterthur

    It was a beautiful sunny day. We all got ready for the Cricket Match. I was the first one to start batting from my team. We posted a good fighting total and in the end we won the match but it was a tight finish and nobody was sure who will going to win !

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  • A Sports Loving City

    I went to Winterthur to play cricket in the Winterthur Cricket Club. It was really a great experience. Though there are very few cricket playing people but it didn't matter much.Other than cricket, football is the most Favourite game of locals here. There are LOTS of football field and u can play on every level of Football if u have the power and...

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Winterthur Favorites

  • How's it like? Check the cam!

    If you absolutely can't wait to see what Winterthur looks like or just want to check the current weather point your browser to this webcam on which you can see the main station (left), the Sulzer area (upper left) and part of the old town (right side):http://webcam2.winterthur.ch/(the cam is located on the red tower)Another webcam with 360°...

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  • Rest. Rebstock in 8471 Oberwil

    I have been living here for 16 years now, and I think for myself it is so important to know that my kids are growing up in a safe inviroment, compared to many other places on our Planet.

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