Photography is art aswell as a design of reality. Following that slogan the photography museum in Winterthur has been ensuring the exhibit of influential photography for over 20 years now.
The gallery shows current photography by artists like Lewis Baltz, William Eggleston, Nan Goldin, Andreas Gursky, Roni Horn and Boris Mikhailov as well as timeless masters of photography like Karl Blossfeldt, Bill Brandt, Dorothea Lange, Lisette Model, Albert Renger-Platzsch, August Sander, Charles Sheeler, Edward Weston, Weegee and others.
Another key subject of the museum is the historico-cultural and sociological angle of photography. Therefore the museum holds exhibitions that show pictures of the police force, the industry and medicine.
Associated to those topics the museum publishes on a regular basis and organises topic related events.
- Photography museum Winterthur is among the 10 best rated Tourist Attractions in Switzerland.
- The day pass at Photography museum Winterthur is CHF12 making it one of the 15 cheapest tourist Attractions in Switzerland.
How to get there
Coming from Zurich take the highway exit „Winterthur-Töss“ and continue towards the city center. Passed the center follow the sign „Fotomuseum“. Coming from St. Gallen take the exit „Oberwinterthur“, contiune towards the center and afterwards follow the sign „Fotomuseum“. Parking is available at the museum.
From Zurich main train station to Winterthur: S12 runs every 30min at .18 past and .48.
Bus number 2 (towards Seen) runs every 7-8 min from the main train station to the photography museum.