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Things to do in Winterthur

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“Not around the corner, but not to far either and always worth to visit. Check out which show the have on; it might be just what you usually would fly to New York for! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Museum
“Switzerland's only Science Centre is a tactile Museum: here science becomes an experience of the senses. The curious can experiment to their heart's content at more than 500 interactive stations.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Science Museum
“interesting and frequently changing exhibition, especially for kids a nice place to spend some time.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Museum
“Ein wunderschönes Schloss mit grosser Besichtigungsmöglichkeit und vielen interessanten, geschichtlichen Hintergründen.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“Zu Besuch beim Kunstsammler Oskar Reinhart. Eine der schönsten ehem. Privatsammlungen Europas. Französischer Impressionismus & Alte Meister.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Route
“The lively alley stretches in a straight line through the entire Old Town. Here shop sits beside shop, interspersed with usually fully occupied cafés and restaurants. Street musicians perform their skills and the young and beautiful promenade in order to see and be seen. "Schluuch" – this is what the people of Winterthur affectionately call Marktgasse.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bus Station
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Kickboards, Trampoline, Parcours, BMX-Fahrräder, Inlineskates, Skateboards... all diese actionreiche Dinge gibts im Indoorpark! Für Kinder ein ganz besonderes Erlebnis!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Establishment
“The place to be for our young guests at the weekend. You'll have a few bars and clubs close together.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“Home of the famous "Kreidefelsen auf Rügen", this art museum offers a large collection of paintings in a beautiful setting right in the middle of town. Check the website for current exhibitions.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“A beautiful old town and the largest pedestrian area of switzerland. You'll find a lot well-known stores and also sweet little stores for shopping. For the evening there're a lot bars all around.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Interessanter, eher alternativer Nachtklub, kreativ eingerichtet s.Programm”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“Das Kunstmuseum Winterthur verfügt über eine der schönsten modernen Kunstsammlungen der Schweiz”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The "fast food" version of the oldest vegetarian restaurant in the world (Hiltl in Zurich), Tibits is a self-service restaurant on a lively corner in the pedestrian area of Winterthur. Great for people watching if you are sitting outside, and the vegetarian and vegan food is absolutely delicious! Declarations are very detailed, so also a good choice for people with dietary restrictions.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“No it is not a zoo, and there is no guarantee that you will see the wolves... but there are wild horses and some other animals, as well as a great playground and trail especially for families. Parking is almost impossible, so take the bus or walk!”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“The "fast food" version of the oldest vegetarian restaurant in the world (Hiltl in Zurich), Tibits is a self-service restaurant on a lively corner in the pedestrian area of Winterthur. Great for people watching if you are sitting outside, and the vegetarian and vegan food is absolutely delicious! Declarations are very detailed, so also a good choice for people with dietary restrictions.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Winterthur: Schöne Aussicht auf Winterthur, grosse Gartenwirtschaft. Spaziermöglichkeiten. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A fancy yet not too expensive restaurant with great food and service, it is suitable for couples too as the atmosphere is fantanstic. There is live piano playing sometimes in the night. At the back of the restaurant, there is a bar area which one could grab a nice drink after a long day!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
  • 1 local recommends
Wine Bar
“tolle Leute, super Lokation, liebevoll gemacht, gutes Bier und guten Wein ... einfach besonders”
  • 2 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“An Indian restaurant which serves wonderful Indian dishes at budget prices. Servers are always friendly and helpful.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
  • 1 local recommends

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