On the trail of the crime. The «Kehrseite» club shows a side of Winterthur that receives little attention in other tours: thieves, prostitutes, murderers, torture, pillories, and the death penalty. Experience 400 years of crime and crime fighting.
Although Winterthur is also referred to as Eulachstadt, little can be seen of the city's stream: for the most part it was banished underground - this is exactly where our tour takes you. Does our drinking water come from the Eulach? You are about to find out.
Enjoy the combination of an entertaining city tour and culinary delights that will indulge your mind and body at the same time. During the pleasant stroll through the Old Town you will realise that history doesn’t have to be dry and boring.
We tell the story of where in the Middle Ages the mills on the River Eulach turned and later in workshops much admired clocks and fabulous tiled stoves were produced. And of how Winterthur profited in the 19th century at exactly the right time and began to build up a powerful industrial empire.
Whether for new residents, long-time residents or visitors: during a leisurely stroll through Winterthur's decorative Old Town you will definitely discover many new and surprising things. The charming city guides of Winterthur Tourismus will take you even to hidden corners of the city.
The large machines have been shut down but it is far from quiet here: the Sulzerareal microcosm lives and grows, changes and yet remains distinctive. For those who would like to look behind the facades of this up-and-coming district, this walking tour is perfect.
In order to reach the 50-metre high north tower, one must first climb 208 steps. The breathtaking view of the rooftops of Switzerland’s sixth-biggest city makes it all worthwhile. Join a tour of the town church in the heart of the Old Town.
Once upon a (turbulent) time in Winterthur…there were empty city coffers, workers in the streets, houses on fire, and armed revolutionaries at the city’s gates. Dramatic events have repeatedly shaken Winterthur throughout its history.
Winterthur’s Old Town shines especially during the Christmas period. Immerse yourself in the pre-Christmas atmosphere under expert guidance. Let yourself be seduced by the fragrance of cinnamon and aniseed and discover more about our Christmas traditions on the way.
This varied guided tour entertains you with drinking songs in historic wine cellars and anecdotes from the long history of Winterthur's viticulture. Finally, in a baroque vineyard cottage we will proffer you a tangy white wine from local production.
A nun, best-selling author, mother, politician, and scientist – these are some of the occupations held by women in Winterthur in both past and present times. These activities were always subject to the customs, social systems, and mostly male-influenced legislation of each era.