Art and nature in perfect harmony. Winterthur – a city brimming with inspiration.
Winterthur is a city where culture and nature meet: This may be at the weekly market in the pretty old town, in one of the numerous parks or in a museum nestled in leafy surroundings. There are lots of places to relax in Winterthur.
Winterthur is a treasure trove of art, history and nature. Shops, cafés, markets and festivals all enliven the charming old town district.
The market – a natural meeting place.
From Germany to Winterthur.
Diana Neuber is someone who always draws fresh inspiration from Winterthur’s cultural heritage. Originally from Germany, Neuber fell in love with the green city of Winterthur 13 years ago. She has a passion for art and frequently visits museums and galleries all around the world. Yet, despite her travels, she remains endlessly fascinated by the spectacular art to be found in Winterthur.
A weekly market in a beautiful setting.
Diana likes to start her day with a visit to the weekly market held in Steinberggasse in the city’s picturesque old town. The old houses, narrow streets and attractive fountains add to the charm of the setting. The market sells organic vegetables and natural products sourced from the local region. The whole area is a car-free zone.
Winterthur – a green city.
Despite its industrial heritage, Winterthur is a green city with an abundance of parks and gardens. Nature is never far away in Winterthur: the City Park is just a stone’s throw from the old town. and offers an oasis of tranquillity and relaxation in the heart of the city. Diana likes to come here to read and draw inspiration from nature.
A jewel in a green oasis. The Oskar Reinhart Collection “Am Römerholz”.
At home with Oskar Reinhart.
Winterthur has a lot of museums in leafy surroundings. One of the city’s highlights is the Oskar Reinhart Collection “Am Römerholz”. This outstanding collection is the legacy of Oskar Reinhart (1885–1965), the son of a Winterthur merchant family.
Masterpieces by renowned artists.
The Oskar Reinhart Collection consists predominantly of French paintings from the 19th century, with a particular focus on the Impressionists. Oskar Reinhart was drawn by the big names in art rather than particular periods and devoted himself to collecting only artwork that represented the crème de la crème.
Painting in the gallery.
Visitors to the collection can get their creative juices flowing in a painting workshop, in which participants are encouraged to create a fresh twist on one of the masterpieces. Diana finds painting in this unique setting both restful and relaxing.
Picnicking in Oscar Reinhart’s gardens.
Enjoying the delights of the museum park.
As well as attending a painting workshop, visitors can experience the confluence of nature and art by taking a basket filled with tasty treats and enjoying a picnic under the fruit trees in the magnificent museum park. The items in the pre-filled picnic baskets all follow a theme related to the artists in the collection.