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Museum in Winterthur

Kunstmuseum

For a satisfying stroll through a solid collection of the 19th- and 20th-century classics, head to Winterthur's city art museum. Many of the standard suspects, from Klee to Monet, van Gogh and Rodin, are represented…
Museum in Winterthur

Fotomuseum

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 phot…
Museum in Winterthur

Technorama

Had enough art? What about a science session? Technorama is an extraordinary voyage into the multiple worlds of hands-on science. Encompassing four jam-packed floors of exhibits, it offers some 500 interactive exper…
International in Winterthur

Nachbarsgarten

A one-man-band affair in the kitchen, this little restaurant on the fringes of Winterthur is wonderfully inviting, with warm wood, bistro lighting and cheek-by-jowl tables. On the menu: creative salads (Italian fenn…
Castle in Winterthur

Schloss Kyburg

On a rocky spur above the Töss River and with its riot of turrets, Schloss Kyburg is one of Eastern Switzerland's most important medieval feudal castles, first mentioned in 1027. The museum brings interactive fun to…
Gallery in Winterthur

Sammlung Oskar Reinhart am Römerholz

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 the likes of Goya, Rembrandt, Bruegel and Rubens with Cézanne…
Gastropub in Winterthur

Gasthof zum Widder

This co-op restaurant is the hub of Winterthur’s alternative scene and right in the middle of the Old Town. Labour politicians and local business owners mingle with punks and young wannabe-revolutionaries. The lunch…
Pizza in Winterthur

Pizzeria Don Camillo

The town’s oldest pizzeria has been brightened up somewhat by a makeover, losing its old-fashioned clutter and keeping its grotto-style cosiness. Its delicious pizzas are made in an original wood stove and come in c…
Museum in Winterthur

Museum Oskar Reinhart am Stadtgarten

Reinhart’s 500-strong collection of Swiss, German and Austrian works of art from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries is displayed in a museum on the edge of the central city’s park. Star exhibits include works by Germ…
Italian in Winterthur

Piadineria Insieme

Life in Winterthur happens outside in summer and Insieme is right at the centre with its outdoor seating on a car-free Old Town alley. If you catch the town on a rainy day, the restaurant is cosily decorated inside,…