Canton of Zürich

The vast collection at Winterthur’s outstanding photography museum features great names and styles from the 19th century to the present, zooming in on everything from fashion to art and architecture. Additional photo shows are staged across the street in the museum's two partner institutions, the Fotostiftung and Zentrum für Fotografie. Buy a Kombi ticket (Sfr19) to visit all three.

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Nearby Canton of Zürich attractions

1. Museum Oskar Reinhart am Stadtgarten

0.53 MILES

Reinhart’s 500-strong collection of Swiss, German and Austrian works of art from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries is displayed in this museum on the edge…

2. Kunstmuseum

0.55 MILES

For a satisfying stroll through a solid collection of 19th- and 20th-century classics, head to Winterthur's city art museum. Many of the standard suspects…

3. Sammlung Oskar Reinhart am Römerholz

1.09 MILES

The collection, housed in a charming country estate, is fascinating in the way it seeks to bridge the gap between traditional and modern art, juxtaposing…

4. Technorama

1.74 MILES

Had enough art while you've been in Winterthur? What about a science session? Technorama is an extraordinary voyage into the multiple worlds of hands-on…

5. Schloss Kyburg

2.62 MILES

On a rocky spur above the Töss River, Schloss Kyburg, with its riot of turrets, is one of eastern Switzerland's most important medieval feudal castles,…

6. Zoo Zürich

10.68 MILES

With more than 380 species in as-nature-intended enclosures, Zoo Zürich is home to elephants, lemurs, chameleons, camels, yaks and penguins. With one eye…

7. Museum of Wax Moulages

11.96 MILES

Moulages are 3D, naturalistic recreations of body parts and the skin alterations that various diseases can evoke. They were used in the 19th century to…

8. Focus Terra

12.1 MILES

This hands-on university museum reveals the treasures of the earth, explaining what makes volcanoes erupt, where gems come from and what fossils tell us…