The Hotel Banana City enjoys a very central location, directly next to Winterthur Train Station. It owes its name to the curved building in which it is housed, which has the shape of a banana when viewed from above. Various rooms offer space for events with up to 350 participants. Among the hotel’s highlights are the roof terrace and the spacious park, which can also be used for events. In-house social programs, such as a pasta-making course, round off the activities and services on offer.
The historic Casinotheater Winterthur lies in the heart of the Old Town, close to the train station. Its stylish premises are suitable for a wide variety of events. The largest auditorium can accommodate up to 600 people and there is also all kinds of entertainment on offer. Whether an artistic interlude or a theater visit with a guided tour beforehand including a “meet & greet” session with the performers, the in-house event agency will find the right program for every occasion.
Also in a prime location, within walking distance of Winterthur Train Station, is the modern congress center, gate27. At its heart is an auditorium equipped with all the necessary equipment, which seats up to 630 participants. A special plus point: all rooms are barrier-free.
The charming alleys in Switzerland’s largest pedestrian zone are best explored on a guided tour of the Old Town – an interesting experience for residents, too. Local guides take participants to hidden-away spots and relate fascinating stories and anecdotes about Winterthur’s past and present.
Winterthur’s urban quarter with the most exciting development is probably the Sulzerareal. Nowadays, the production sites for railroad and steam engines have given way to a constantly changing microcosm. Here creative minds develop new ideas and residents appreciate the urban diversity and sustainability. Anyone interested in finding out more can take a look behind the scenes of this up-and-coming neighborhood on a guided walking tour.
“From Table to Table” is a great way of exploring Winterthur’s cuisine. Each course of the varied menu is enjoyed in a different restaurant and then followed by the next leg of the leisurely city walking tour. In this way, participants can equally indulge both body and mind.
Winterthur has its cops and robbers, too. A tour of a rather different kind allows participants to delve into the city’s criminal history. And quite a lot has happened here over the past 400 years. Some of the stories are almost unbelievable – and not for the faint-hearted.