Winterthur in 919, Burchard II of Swabia asserted his control over the Thurgau within the Duchy of Swabia against the claims of Rudolph II of Burgundy. Education edit In Winterthur, about.7 of the population (between ages 25 and 64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule ). Retrieved "Nationalratswahlen 2015: Stärke der Parteien und Wahlbeteiligung nach Gemeinden" (XLS) (official statistics) (in German and French). As the town is close to Zürich, it is served by many trains on the local Zürich S-Bahn network. Amongst the most significant companies was Sulzer Brothers, today's Sulzer Ltd., Sulzer AG, commonly abbreviated to Sulzer. In 1989, Winterthur received the Wakker Prize for the development and preservation of its architectural heritage. Zürich lies about 20 km (12 mi) southwest of Winterthur. As a result, it does not offer a wide range of hotels to choose from. Participating artists open their studios to the public and present their art to the public. Departmental tasks, coordination measures and implementation of laws decreed by the Large Municipal Council are carried by the City Council. Oftentimes it is possible to view the artists while they are working. The regular election of the City Council by any inhabitant valid to vote is held every four years. Retrieved "Ständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Staatsangehörigkeitskategorie Geschlecht und Gemeinde; Provisorische Jahresergebnisse; 2018". Sons and daughters of the town edit edit Jonas Furrer 1850 Jonas Furrer (18051861 politician, first Federal President of Switzerland David Eduard Steiner (18111860 painter, eraser and lithographer Konrad Grob (18281904 lithographer and painter edit Charles Eugene Lancelot Brown around 1900 Charles. It is composed of seven councilors ( German : Stadtrat/ Stadträtin each presiding over a department. FC Winterthur are the city's football club and currently play in the Swiss Challenge League. 11 In the 2011, federal election the most popular party was the SP which received.5 of the vote.