Located to the north-east of Zurich, Winterthur is the sixth largest city in Switzerland. An important centre for machine industry, the city also possesses many hidden historical and artistic treasures, such as the famous Technorama museum, dedicated to science and technology. Every year at the end of June, Winterthur welcomes one of the most ancient urban festivals in Europe, Albanifest, where culinary art, fairground attractions and music invade the heart of the old town. 

The medieval city has many renowned restaurants, a lively nightlife, and the Marktgasse – a paradise for shopping with its numerous fashion and design boutiques. Combining both the charm of the countryside with its many gardens, and city life, Winterthur attracts many tourists every year thanks to its rich cultural calendar. The International Festival Short Film Festival, the Winterthurer Musikfestwochen, exhibitions and theatrical performances are closely linked to daily life in the city.





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