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Social Activities on Friday 12th May 2017

Stroll around the Old Town – Friday from 10.00 to 11.30

Take a leisurely stroll through Winterthur’s charming car-free Old Town and discover many new and surprising things. Winterthur Tourismus’ friendly tour guides will take you to hidden corners of the city and introduce you to both its architecture and its culture. Your city guide will take you to idyllic courtyards and picturesque places and intrigue you with a secret or two. These stories and anecdotes from Winterthur’s past and present are sure to delight you.

Meeting Point: Winterthur Tourismus Main Station, Main Entrance
Endpoint: Kongresshaus Liebestrasse, Liebestrasse 3, 8400 Winterthur
Price: Free (sponsored by the City of Winterthur)
Max. number of participants: 25 people
Register by: Friday, May 5, 2017

Welcome Apéro with City Dean Michael Künzle – Friday from 18.00 to 18.45

Oskar Reinhart (1885–1965), born into an old family of Winterthur merchants, was one of the most important art collectors and patrons in Switzerland. We will meet at the museum housing his collection––you might want to visit it by yourself beforehand.

Meeting Point: Museum Oskar Reinhart, Stadthausstrasse 6, 8400 Winterthur (5 min walk from venue)
Price: Free (sponsored by the City of Winterthur)
Max. number of participants: 80 people
Register by: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

DTM Reception – Friday from 19.30 to 20.15

You have worked hard and this needs to be celebrated! The Restaurant Bloom is as enchanting as any blossom. Around the hotel and restaurant is no simple garden, but a magnificent and splendid park with graceful flora and monumental, ancient trees.

Meeting Point: Park Hotel Winterthur AG, Stadthausstrasse 4, 8400 Winterthur (5 min walk from venue)
Price: Free (sponsored by District59)
Max. number of participants: 50 people
Register by: Friday, May 5, 2017

International Dinner, Spaghetti Factory – Friday from 20.30

Switzerland has a strong Italian heritage, why not profit from it? The Spaghetti Factory offers you a creative, out-of-the-ordinary spaghetti experience with fresh home-made pasta à la mamma. Enjoy a starter, spaghetti main meal and surprise dessert including 2 drinks. State in your registration whether you prefer spaghetti all’arrabbiata or spaghetti al pesto

Meeting Point: Spaghetti Factory, Oberer Graben 26, 8400 Winterthur (6-minute walk from venue, 3-minute walk from Oskar Reinhart Museum)
Price: 40 CHF (37.50 EUR)
Max. number of participants: 60 people
Register by: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

A real Swiss Dinner, Schützenweiher, Friday from 19.30 – 22.00

Have you ever tried the famous Swiss cheese fondue? Here is your chance. Enjoy a fondue from an original cheese maker outdoors! In the fresh air beside a small lake, taste two different types of cheese fondue. It is big. It is fun. Digest your cheese more easily with free (maximum 3) Swiss beer or white wine plus tea or mineral water.

The fondue will take place at the edge of the City of Winterthur by the beautiful Schützenweiher lake. Enjoy the meadows, trees and bushes and of course the magnificent water lilies.

Please dress appropriately for the weather and note that your clothes may get smoky or dirty from the open fire.

Meeting Point: Schützenweiher, Eichliwaldstrasse 4, 8400 Winterthur
Go past the restaurant and the camping site. We will meet and eat at the end of the lake.

Public Transport: Bus #3 from «Schmidgasse» or « Winterthur main station» to «Seuzacherstrasse» direction «Rosenberg» (10-15 min)
Price: 40 CHF (37.50 EUR)
Max. number of participants: 30 people
Register by: Monday, May 8, 2017

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