Winterthur is famous for its world-class art collections, its vivid historic city center and its music- and comedy-scene. Large parks and gardens are bringing metropolitan flair and small town naturalness to the city.

Discover science that you can touch, play and understand in the Swiss Science Center Technorama. Get to know the collection of modern photography in the Fotomuseum Winterthur or visit the medieval castle Kyburg. Besides that the nightlife of Winterthur offers many bars and clubs for every age and taste.

Swiss Science Center Technorama

Through playful ways to get to know scientific phenomenons, you’ll get practical rather than plain factual knowledge in the Swiss Science Center Technorama. These experiences, that you will gain with all you senses, are the requirement for true understanding and the foundation for later theoretical examination. This way of learning goes in hand with moments of amazement and insights, experimenting with the exhibits will playfully arouse the enthusiasm and interest for science and technology.

Fotomuseum Winterthur

In collaboration with the Fotostiftung Schweiz, the Fotomuseum Winterthur operates as center for photography with a bistro, a library, seminar rooms, a lounge and a shop. In addition to the the traveling exhibitions, the Fotomuseum Winterthur offers a collection of modern photography with creations of Nobuyoshi Araki, Vanessa Beecroft, Lewis Baltz, Daniele Buetti, Larry Clark, Hans Danuser, William Eggleston, Nicolas Faure, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Robert Frank, Nan Goldin, Paul Graham, Andreas Gursky, Roni Horn, Axel Hütte, Urs Lüthi, Boris Mikhailov, Gilles Peress, Liza May Post, Thomas Ruff, Annelies Štrba and many more.

Kyburg castle

If you ever wanted to know: how living was at a medieval castle, what the local reeve was serving the guests for dinner, what happened to the thief Johannes Grün or Cleophea Isler, who was accused for child murder, what knights wear under their armor, how old and real the iron maiden really is, how castles were build in medieval times or what the major of Zurich let pack in his bags for his trip to the french king in paris.


Experience the nightlife of Winterthur and turn night into day. Visit bars with live acts and concerts, meet for a drink in a rustical bar or dance into the night in the hottest clubs of the city. Winterthur offers several bars and clubs with different music genres so that there is a location for every age and taste.