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Winterthur, Switzerland

Kaira

Kaira

forest 10 minutes walk

forest 10 minutes walk

The swiss science museum  "Technorama" in Winerthur

The swiss science museum "Technorama" in Winerthur

Zürich

Zürich

about 1.15 hour drive

about 1.15 hour drive

Winterthur

Winterthur

Rheinfall

Rheinfall

a  little lake where we love to go swimming

a little lake where we love to go swimming

Kyburg

Kyburg

Kaira forest 10 minutes walk The swiss science museum  "Technorama" in Winerthur Zürich about 1.15 hour drive Winterthur Rheinfall a  little lake where we love to go swimming Kyburg
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2004

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House in Winterthur, Switzerland

Welcome to Winterthur-
We are a family of 7. Three of our kids are not living at home anymore. Most of the time we travel with one or two of our kids. And we also do have a cat, maybe thats important to know for someone who is allergic.
Our house is big and we live in a nice town and very close to the public system. Our neighborhood is quite and the kids can play outside. There are two table- tennis across our house and a little creek. We also have 5 bikes, in and around winterthur are a lot of bike trails and there are many other trail in the forest. You never get bored. We also have a nice garden and a fireplace to sit and relax. By bike you are in the citycenter in 10 minutes, by bus also and for a walk you need 15 minutes. Kurt work as traffic planner and has his own business office in the city-center and Irene works for a bike safety company and also as a nursery nurse. We love to travel and we also had three exchange students who lived with us. 

Winterthur is close to Zurich and the German border on the lake constance (Bodensee). The city is famous for its museums in Art ( international collections of art and photgraphs) and also a museum for children and the switzerland only’s Science Center Technorama (get carried away in this amazing world of science, the interactive exhibits at Technorama invite you to touch, to try, to play and to understand ).
Winterthur has a lot of nice cafes, restaurants, shops, a very special public library and the old city town is car free with a large pedestrian area.Twice a week we have a large farmer market. A couple of cinemas and theatres are also in Winterthur.There is also public indoor and some outdoor swimmingpools ( in summer), ice scating indoor and outdoor. In a few minutes you are on the countryside by car, bike, train or whatever. The city is surrounded with hilly woodland and very nice little villages.
You reach Zurich by train in 20 minutes.

Winterthur has excellent transport connections to the swiss railway system, the Zurich regional railways and the Zurich airport. A day trip to the high mountains to the wonderful part of our country will make you happy. In wintertime its also possible to have a day trip for skiing or boarding. From our home you need about 1.15 hours. Switzerland is small and you may see many parts of our country.

http://www.winterthur-tourismus.ch/en/visitor
http://www.myswitzerland.com/en-ch/home.html

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 3 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • city planner
  • sales manager/nursery school

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 7

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange
  • Youth exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Park / playground
  • Bicycles: 6

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • France
  • Iceland
  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Ireland
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Sweden
  • England, Vereinigtes Königreich
  • Niederlande
  • London, Vereinigtes Königreich

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Deutsch

Our Neighbourhood

  • shopping groceries store (1.2 km)
  • forest forest (1.2 km)
  • sea Lake Bodensee (42.1 km)
  • river Thur (21.0 km)
  • lake Hüttwilersee (21.5 km)
  • boating Lake Bodensee (27.2 km)

Occupation

  • city planner
  • sales manager/nursery school

Children

  • Boy - Age: 19
  • Girl - Age: 24

Pets

  • cat

References

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