About Winterthur

mike kuenzle

The city of Winterthur is delighted to host the men’s IFA 2019 Fistball World Championships. The local Fistball association assisted by its 13 member clubs is organizing this world championship. Winterthur is honoured to support this major event by providing the infrastructure and services needed. Winterthur is the sixth largest city in Switzerland and it’s the perfect venue for this event. The “Schützenwiese” stadium is centrally located.  Accommodations and restaurants for every budget are near the city centre and the main train station, riding our world renowned public transportation system will quickly get you where you want to go whether it’s to and from the stadium or to and from the international airport in Zurich only 30 minutes away.

For a few days Winterthur will be the world center for this great sport. We’re going to have a big “Fistball party” next summer!

Michael Künzle, Mayor of Winterthur

Highlights of the Winterthur area


Stadium Schützenwiese 

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The stadium is near one of the Winterthurer landmarks - the Sulzer high-rise building. It is easily accessible by foot, public transit and car. Winterthur's proximity to the airport Zurich allows for a very comfortable journey for fistball teams, functionaries and visitors from abroad. The city lies in the centre of the fistball - strongholds Austria, Germany and Switzerland. All games of the men's fistball WM 2019 are held in the stadium Schützenwiese Winterthur, the home base of the FC Winterthur