Region Winterthur

Region of Winterthur

Switzerland's sixth largest city has managed to retain its personal character and charm despite enormous growth in recent years.

Winterthur is relatively small, both in the heart of the city and in the neighbourhoods. But Winterthur is also urban. Not least thanks to thousands of students at the ZHAW University of Applied Sciences, life is vibrant between and in the trendy industrial areas. At night a diverse gastronomic scene brings the former workers' city to life. You can relax in green oases just a few minutes away from the centre, which is why Winterthur is also called the garden city. The seven wooded hills around the city and the wonderfully green surrounding countryside of the municipalities ensure an above-average quality of life.

As a city of culture, Winterthur continues to set new accents, for example with the Photo Museum, the Short Film Festival, the Casino Theatre or the Swiss Science Center Technorama. The Oskar Reinhart collections are world-famous. Today, innovative companies play a major role in shaping this traditional business location. They make use of the potential of the five departments of the ZHAW University of Applied Sciences and the vocational training companies, which have a long tradition of educating practice-oriented specialists. Winterthur also benefits from its close proximity to the city of Zurich and the airport.

Winterthur offers companies interested in settling here a promising environment: attractive location, availability of a highly qualified workforce and fair prices for business locations. The Greater Zurich Area AG is an important partner for companies looking to settle in the area.
Michael Künzle
Michael Künzle - Mayor of Winterthur

Industrial Site Rieter Areal: Well connected

Industrial Site Rieter Areal: Well connected

2 acres (8000m2) of manufacturing and warehouse space just 20 minutes from Zurich Airport. 

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Teaser Manufacturing Warehouse Spaces Rieter Areal Winterthur

More public partners

More public partners

The Greater Zurich Area Foundation and the operational Greater Zurich Area Ltd. (GZA) are supported by 11 public partners. This anchors the organization in the regional business spheres within the economic area from which settling companies benefit.

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Public Private Partnerships Overview

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