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Winterthur Sights and Landmarks Guide, Switzerland

Winterthur is one of the most famous cities in Switzerland. It is industrial, agricultural and cultural center of Switzerland. There are a lot of sights and attractions in Winterthur for tourists.  

Some of the most popular sites in Winterthur are Winterthur Kunstmuseum, Oskar-Reinhart Foundation Museum and Technorama.

Winterthur is also a home to the world calls hotels. The best hotels in Winterthur are Hotel Albani, lbis Winterthur city, Park Swiss, Q Hotel Winterthur, Sorell Hotel Krone, Hotel Banana city, Roemertor Hotel Restaurant and Hotel Loge Winterthur.

The top rated restaurants in Winterthur include Strauss, Bloom Restaurant, Rossli Restaurant and Paddy O’Brien’s Old Irish Pub etc.

Popular touristy spots in Winterthur include the following.  

The Oskar Reinhart Collection 'Am Römerholz' It is one of the leading private art collection built in the 20th century. It comprises the work of more than 200 artists. It was reopened in 1998 after the renovation and extension work. Zurich based architect firms like Annette Gigon and Mike Guyer were the major architect companies who participated in its renovation.

Kunst (Art) Museum

It has wonderful collections of art work and collectibles from classical and modern age. It has artwork by famous artists including Mondrian, Léger, Morandi, Picasso, Kandinsky, Gris and van Gogh. It also hosts exhibitions of 20th century art.


The festival of Winterthur Musikfestwochen is held every year between August and September. The Musikfestwochen hosts a number of special shows and many of them are free.


It is one of the biggest city festivals in Winterthur.

Foto Museum

It is the one and only photography museum in German-speaking Switzerland. There are temporary exhibitions, discussions, publications and photography presentations in a wide range. It is a type of venue that is dedicated to photography and art.

Go to the Rheinfalls

It is the largest waterfall in Europe. It is only 10 minutes away from Winterthur and goes up into the Alps.

There are big mountains and a cable cars that get you up to the top of mountain where a luxurious restaurant awaits you. From this place you can have scenic views of Winterthur.  It also has a great spots for nightlife entertainment.

Another worth seeing place is Atzmanig. It features sledging bann and a lot of other things to enjoy. The chairlift takes you up and let you to have the wonderful views of the city.

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