What to do on a rainy day in Zurich - no museums

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Oct 24, 2017 - 6:26 PM

Good afternoon,

my husband and I will be in zurich for one day Sunday october 29th and it looks like it is supposed to rain all day. We both don't like art museums. Any suggestions?



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Oct 25, 2017 - 3:06 AM in reply to sarab1020

Hi Sara,

Some suggestions:

  • Cross your fingers that forecast is wrong.
  • Take a lake cruise (www.zsg.ch/en/).
  • Find a good bar/restaurant and settle in.
  • Take a day trip to the Rheinfalls (with wet weather gear).
  • Catch a train to Kreuzlingen and take a boat cruise up the Rhine to Schaffhausen (you could also carry on to Rheinfalls by train and then back to Zurich).
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Oct 25, 2017 - 6:20 AM in reply to sarab1020

Hi Sara,

If you are wanting to stay in Zurich and be inside somewhere there are a few options depending on your interests. Are you on your own? Any kids?

If you will have a bathing suit I highly recommend the Zurich Thermal Bath (http://www.thermalbad-zuerich.ch/?chglang=en). Easy to spend a day there!

There are boat cruises that could be ok in the rain as well. The Zurich Zoo (https://www.zoo.ch/en) is quite awesome and a fair bit of it is enclosed.

The area around Hardbrücke train station (1 train stop from the main station or about 10-12 minutes on bus or tram from downtown) has several shopping and dining options, such as: Im Viadukt (https://www.im-viadukt.ch/en/home/?lang=set) and the Schiffbau (http://www.schauspielh aus.ch/en/haus-service/service-spielstatten/schiffbau).

Also near by is a the Prime Tower, Zurich's, and maybe Switzerland's, highest building (with restaurant and bar on the top floor) as well as a large movie theater across from Schiffbau.

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