Winterthur, a city of museums, parks, and gardens, has the feel of a small town. Located in northern Switzerland, Winterthur is the country’s sixth largest city. Known locally as Winti, Winterthur has plenty for visitors to do and see from a popular comedy scene to historical sites.
Winterthur is a centre for the high tech industry and some businesses find it appealing to have office space located in Winterthur, within minutes of Zurich. Historically Winterthur was very important in the development of the Swiss railways. Companies with offices in Winterthur include Sulzer Ltd, Sulzer AG, and the Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS).
Entertainment And Dining Out
A must see in Winterthur is the Am Statgarten or the Oskar Reinhart Museum Collection which houses European art from the 14th to the 20th century. The museum specializes in work by French impressionists, and 18th century German and Swiss artists. The Photo Museum of Winterthur has a collection of more than 30,000 original photographs from photographers on a worldwide basis. For your dining pleasure, Winterthur has a plethora of choices from casual to fine dining. For continental cuisine there is the Taggenberg Restaurant which is located slightly out of the city of Winterthur. The restaurant is housed in a 1901 villa and is located on a mountainside in the small town of Winterthur-Wulflingen. Considered to be the best in dining in the region, it is advised to have reservations. For entrees you will have choices like rack of lamb with a wine mustard sauce, truffled potatoes, tafelspits, and fresh ice cream. For a restaurant with international flair there is the Restaurant Trubli located in Winterthur close to the train station. This stately restaurant features tagliata pasta, braised sea wolf in a champagne sauce, and cordon bleu of veal.
Winterthur is just 15 minutes away by car or train from Zurich Airport. The airport runs direct trains to Winterthur. You can also travel by train to Winterthur from Berne, Geneva, St. Gallen, Munich, or Schaffhausen with the Swiss Federal Railway service. Within the city, Canton Zurich provides a bus system, trains, and boats for lake travel. The city is located at the intersection of the A1 and A4, providing direct links to Zurich, St Gallen and the German border.