Are you new in Winterthur?

Are you new in Winterthur?

A list of recommendations, what to do in November.

Have you been living here for a while but want to meet new people and get a chance to improve your German? Then join the International Club Winterthur for a «Coffee, chat, and German conversation» on November 6 at Coalmine café, Turnerstrasse 1. Don’t feel like talking in German yet? You can also join the group on November 27 for «Drinks and chat in English» at The Caledonien Inn, General-Guisan-Strasse 19 for a relaxed meet-up and a couple of beers.


While in Coalmine, see two current exhibitions in their space for contemporary photography: «External disorder» by Andrzej Steinbach, as well as «Signs of reliability» by Beat Schweizer. Both are available throughout November, so you can take your time. Want more tips in English? Find them at

Schreibhilfe in Töss

Applying for jobs just got way easier with Schreibhilfe. The library in Töss is holding a session where you can get tips and tricks for improving your writing abilities, especially for applications and forms. Go on November 10, from 10 until 12 am.

Hänsel und Gretel 

If you’d rather listen to some classical music, our favorites this month include the «Hansel and Gretel» concert by Marko Simsa at the Stadthaus Winterthur on November 18. The concert begins at 11 am, and all tickets are 25 CHF.

Carolee Schneemann at Kunsthalle

Starting on November 4th, Kunsthalle Winterthur welcomes an exhibition by American visual artist Carolee Schneemann titled «From Then and Beyond».

As part of an initiative that began in March 2018 and will last one year in total, the museum is showing exclusively work done by female artists. The exhibition lasts until December 30. Entrance is free.


Carolee Schneemann
November 4 – December 30

Marktgasse 25
8400 Winterthur
Mon – Fri  12 – 18 h
Sat – Sun  12 – 16 h



unerhört! 2018

Jazz lovers, you’re in luck – the «unerhört!» festival consists of 23 concerts in more than ten locations – and it all begins right here in Winterthur. Join the party on November 23rd in Alte Kaserne, where the festival opening ceremony will be held at 19:00. Right after, you can hear «Punkt.Vrt.Plastik» at 19:30, and Peter Bruun’s «All Too Human» at 20:30. Tickets are available for 35-45 CHF at Alte Kaserne Kulturzentrum, Technikumstrasse8, 8403 Winterthur.


Friday, November 23, 2018.
19:00 Opening, unerhört!-Festival

19:30 Punkt.Vrt.Plastik
Kaja Draksler – Piano
Petter Eldh – Bass
Christian Lillinger – Drums

20:30 Peter Bruun’s ‘All Too Human’
Kasper Tranberg – Trumpet, Cornet
Marc Ducret – Guitars
Simon Toldam – Moog, Juno 60, Philicorda
Peter Bruun – Drums, Mikrokorg




The world is growing more concious about what we eat, how much plastic we use, so why not also pay attention to where our clothes come from?

TwiggyDee is a locally based clothing store that makes greener choices by selecting environment and resource-friendly products. This means you can still look stylish, but with less impact on the Earth and the carbon footprint.

Check out their products and the brands they have online, or visit their shop at Obertor 40, 8400 Winterthur.




All around Winterthur (and Switzerland) you can find hidden gems called «Brockenstube». These are remarkable flea markets, usually hidden away in unremarkable buildings around town. Whether you need a couch, cool vintage clothing, kitchen necessities, second hand skiing equipment – basically, you name it – it’s there. Prices for small household items and clothes usually vary from 1-15 CHF, while bigger items like furniture cost more, but are still way cheaper than retail. We dare you to resist and buy something you’ll love and find useful, at one of these locations:

Brockenhaus Grüze

Industriestrasse 39-41

Brockenstube HIOB International

Ohrbühlstrasse 31

Blaues Kreuz Brockenstube

Fröschenweidstrasse 12

Mercatopoli Winterthur

Industriestrasse 26




Ein Fest für die Wundertüte
Ein Fest für die Wundertüte

Seit zehn Jahren sendet Radio Stadtfilter nicht-kommerzielle Musik und berichtet über Kultur und Politik in Winterthur. Ein Grund zum Feiern – und zwar am Samstag, 2. März, im Gaswerk.

«Leerstellen und Lückenbüsser»
«Leerstellen und Lückenbüsser»

Fremd ist das, was man draus macht: In der Schweizer Premiere des Theaterstücks «Die toten Tiere» im Kellertheater stellt die Präsenz eines stummen Fremden Welten auf den Kopf.