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Colors of Winterthur - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

The mentality of residents of Winterthur also locally known as "Winti" can be most accurately described as "restrained". Just look at the architecture of the city to understand it. They are punctual, cannot afford to be late even for a minute, and always know exactly what they want, setting themselves reachable goals. Perhaps it's worth learning from them this particular quality, as well as the ability to control oneself when “everything is boiling up” inside. In general, the character of locals is close to nearby Germany. Local people are also distinguished by a good sense of humor. In particular, they often laugh at the accents of their own country.
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They rightly consider their country the best in the world, and it’s very difficult to disagree with them. In all other respects, as a rule, they are always ready to accept a different point of view, since they are all quite liberal. Restrained local residents can also be called modest - here it is not customary to flaunt the wealth, as well as boast of any achievements. Even if they are more than deserved. All rules are strictly followed in Winterthur, and any deviation from them may cause pangs of guilt.
It is worth taking into account one more nuance when meeting with local residents. If it so happens that you want to invite someone to dinner, it's worth doing it 3-4 weeks before the planned event. The fact is that this kind of events are usually planned in advance, and all weekends can be scheduled for the month ahead. Invitations for holidays are made well in advance too. And, of course, tourists shouldn't be late, since locals appreciate the tact and courtesy, and being late can be seen as disregarding these rules. At the same time, an apology can help save the embarrassing situation - it’s still worth keeping in mind that locals tolerate many things. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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As for festivals, Winterthur has a number of interesting and original events worthy of being visited by all tourists and local residents alike. First of all, it is worth noting Fasnacht Carnival held in late February or early March. Here you can see all possible characters - the colorful parade is participated by people dressed as monsters. Costume selection is huge - all it takes is fantasy and money. The traditionally elected “King Of Fools” receives the keys to the city from the so-called Carnival Committee. The culmination of the event is the burning of Böögg.
If you visit Winterthur at the end of June, you can witness such a significant event in the life of the city as Albanifest. This is a fair, during which you can taste and buy the best beers and foods. A musical program of DJs and local bands is prepared for visitors. The audience is also entertained by dancing and theater groups. Many small restaurants in the city center join the celebration, offering a special menu for this time. It's worth visiting the festival just for the fact it is one of the biggest events in the life of the city, through which you can get acquainted with the traditions and culture of Winterthur.
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Sommertheater Winterthur is another event eagerly awaited by many locals and tourists. The city turns into a kind of open-air theater for the whole summer. The program includes staging theatrical performances, as can be understood from the name of the festival. Here you can watch drama, tragedy, comedy, poetic performances - everything associated with theater and high art. It is worth noting that the festival has a rich history, which attracts many people. The traditional venue is a theater garden in the Stadtgarten Park.
In late August, Steinberggasse becomes the venue for an open-air event known as Music Festival Weeks. The event lasts two weeks, during which musicians play rock, pop, hip-hop, reggae, electronic music, and salsa, which means that this is a great opportunity to discover new facets of music. Besides that, it is one of the longest open-air music festivals in the hole country. It is visited by more than 50,000 visitors from all over the world, which speaks about its enormous popularity. It is worth checking out what the event is so popular for.
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November is marked by holding the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, an event of a global scale. Spectators have a unique opportunity to watch novelties from the world of short films from all over the world (more than 1000 of them are presented at the festival). The event is of a competitive nature, participants have the opportunity to win the audience award. Both Swiss-made short films and works from other countries take part in the festival. In addition, meet-and-greets with directors and producers, musical performances and special shows await visitors.
A very interesting festival unconventional for Switzerland takes place at the end of May. We're talking about Afro-Pfingsten Festival. The festival is very, very exotic. The event involves concerts of African music and dances, exhibitions presenting works of African art, photo exhibitions, and screenings of films about life on the Black Continent. In addition, restaurants in the city center join the celebration, offering a special menu for this time. The venue is Gärtnerstrasse 18.
The city's most long-awaited fair opens in early December. Of course, we're talking about Winterthurer Weihnachtsmarkt. It is held in Neumarkt, starting at the beginning of December and closing just before Christmas. It must be said that this is definitely one of the best fairs in all of Switzerland, during which the sense of time and space is lost - you will forget where the North Pole is and discover it right here, in the place perfectly suitable for it.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Winterthur
♥   Kirche St. Peter und Paul, Reichenau, 31.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Münster St. Maria und Markus, Reichenau, 32.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kirche St. Georg, Reichenau, 32.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika Mariä Himmelfahrt, Uhldingen-Birnau, 44.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Erzabtei St. Martin, Beuron, 63.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Winterthur
♥   Castle 'Kyburg Castle' , 4.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Irgenhausen Castrum' , 16.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Laufen Castle' , 22.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Munot' , 23.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Arenenberg Castle' , 30.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rapperswil Castle Rapperswil' , 30.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Gottlieben Castle' , 34.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Winterthur

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Winterthur. Learn the best periods to visit Winterthur to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Winterthur.
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