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Welcome to the School of Applied Linguistics in Winterthur, Switzerland!

Getting there

Situated 25 kilometres north-east of Zurich, Winterthur is Switzerland’s sixth largest city and offers a rich cultural life as well as excellent travel connections in all directions. It is located near Zurich’s international airport, which is only 20 minutes away by train or car.

We recommend travelling to the school by public transport, since it can be easily reached by train or bus and we cannot offer any parking on campus. However, paid short- and long-term parking spots are available nearby. The main train station, which is served by numerous regional, national and international express trains, is only a short five-minute walk away.

Location map and useful links


All hotels and the hostel listed below are within walking distance of the train station and the School of Applied Linguistics (approx. 10 min).

Depot 195 Hostel
Lagerplatz 4
8400 Winterthur, Schweiz
Tel.: +41 52 203 13 63

Hotel Wartmann ***
Rudolfstrasse 15
8400 Winterthur, Schweiz
Tel.: +41 52 260 07 07

Hotel Krone ***
Marktgasse 49
8400 Winterthur, Schweiz
Tel.: +41 52 208 18 18

Hotel Loge ***
Oberer Graben 6
CH-8400 Winterthur
Tel.: +41 52 268 12 00

Plaza Hotel Winterthur ***
Technikumstasse 12-14
8400 Winterthur
T: +41 52 212 15 15

Park Hotel Winterthur ****
Stadthausstrasse 4
8400 Winterthur, Schweiz
Tel.: +41 52 265 02 65

Hotel Banana City ****
Schaffhauserstrasse 8
CH-8400 Winterthur
Tel.: +41 (52) 268 16 16

Visa regulations in Switzerland

For short-term stays in Switzerland of up to 90 days within a 180-day period, you will need to present a valid travel document that is recognised by Switzerland. In some cases, you may also need to obtain a visa. Please refer to the Swiss authorities online for more detailed information: