Winterthur was a revelation. Only 20 minutes away from Zurich, this is the sixth largest city in Switzerland and is a playground for explorers.
On a Tuesday morning, I walked a few steps away to explore the weekly market in the heart of the Old Town. Every Tuesday and Friday, the farmer’s market has many local visitors. The stalls here sell everything from cheese, oils and dressings, breads and meat, flowers, vegetables, fruits and related items.
I noticed most of the vendors were seniors who had grown or made the product themselves at home. They were very friendly and communicated with me in gestures and broken English expressions. They sold seasonal specials like asparagus, celery, kale, snow peas, raspberries and spring flowers, amongst many others.
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Where to eat
Stricker’s, Strickerstrasse 8, 8400 Winterthur; +41522136969
Where to stay
Good to know
-Markets are held every Tuesday and Friday (if the Friday is a holiday, the market will be held on the Thursday. If the Tuesday is a holiday, the market is cancelled).
-Time: 8am to 12pm (approximate).
-Location: Steinberggasse and Metzggasse, Winterthur (Map)
-Currency: Swiss francs (CHF).
-To know more check Winterthur Tourismus website.
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Which local markets have you visited?
Note: I was invited on this media trip by Switzerland Tourism with Swiss Travel System.
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8 thoughts on “Photo Story: Winterthur Local Market, Switzerland”
Wonderful as always. Honest, gritty, interesting stories
Thank you for visiting, Karen. It is always good to hear from you :)
The produce and the flowers look so lovely! I enjoy exploring local markets, they give you the best insight into local life.
Oh yes, absolutely. I don’t buy much but it is such a visual treat!
We stayed in Zurich for 1 day and it has been very hectic so we could not visit places like this . This is a wonderful travelog and glad that I came across this
May be about time you visit again? With more time this time ;)