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10 Fun Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Switzerland

Rainy Day - Uschi Dreilucker /

The weather has been so so these last few days and will remain rainy and rather cold. No swimming in one of the many lakes of Switzerland, going on a nice bike trip or playing soccer outside unless you are willing to endure some heavy rain.

10 Fun Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Switzerland

However, there are plenty of fun things to do in Switzerland even on rainy days. Here's the list of my current favorite rainy day activities:
  1. Alpamare: Biggest water park of Switzerland with dozens of water slides and pools. It's open all year round since most of the baths and slides are indoors. It is perfect for a rainy day since there are usually less people than on a sunny day.
  2. Zoo Zurich: The famous zoo in Zurich features bears, elephants, monkeys, tigers and the mazoala hall (a tropical glass house). Many animals can be visited in their houses.
  3. Swiss National Museum: The Swiss National Museum in Zurich gives an overview over the cultural history of Switzerland. 
  4. Swiss Museum of Transport: The Museum of Transport in Lucerne tells the history of rail transport, road transport, aviation, space travel and more. Experience a real collision in the collision simulator, the Gotthard tunnel show or visit the stars in the planetarium.
  5. Schloss Lenzburg: Visit the medieval castle located on a hill near Lenzburg. Learn about the history of this castle as you walk though its many rooms and halls.
  6. Thermal Baths & Spa Zurich: An old brewery was turned into an amazing spa right in the heart of Zurich. Great for a relaxing day with friends.
  7. IMAX Lucerne: Enjoy a documentary or blockbuster on the largest screen of Switzerland in the IMAX film theatre in Lucerne. 
  8. Kambly Experience: Experience a delightful outing in Trubschachen, in the heart of Switzerland. Dive into the sensational world of the Swiss cookie factory Kambly and learn more about the history of Kambly and the secrets of fine cookie making.
  9. Glasi Hergiswil: Visit Switzerland's only glass factory on the shores of Lake Lucerne in the small town of Hergiswil. Blow your own glass, walk through the glass labyrinth or buy some glass plates at the outlet store.
  10. Indoor Carting: Get your adrenalin pumping at one of the many indoor carting tracks.
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  1. Thank you for this list, it will help me! I NEVER have ideas when its raining! ;-)

  2. Naturnah history Museum Bern. Fab

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