Brief information about the Winterthur
Winterthur Winterthur (VIN-tər-toor, German: [ˈvɪntɐtuːɐ̯]; French: Winterthour) is a city in the Canton of Zürich in northern Switzerland. It is the agglomeration with about 140,000 inhabitants, estimated at over 110,000 people, and has the nation 's sixth-largest population.
Now Winterthur is a service and high-tech industrial satellite city in Greater Zürich, situated about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of Zürich, and just 20 minutes by train. The official language of Winterthur is (the Swiss variety of Standard) German, but the main spoken language is the local version of this Alemannic Swiss German dialect.
Winterthur is abbreviated as Winti from the local dialect and by its own inhabitants. Winterthur is connected to Germany by direct trains and contains links to Zurich Airport. It's also a regional transport hub: the A1 motorway from Geneva through to St. Margrethen connects in Winterthur together with the A4 motorway heading north toward Schaffhausen and the A7 motorway heading close to the Swiss-German boundary at Kreuzlingen.
There are streets leading to other places such as Turbenthal. The railroad station is the railroad station in Switzerland.