I’ve come to Zurich and now it’s raining. Any suggestions for indoor activities?

Yes, the grey and cold are back. We also wonder where lovely misses spring has gone. But, nevertheless, there are still plenty of things to do in Zurich on a rainy day:

Buy a thick book (read our suggestions for book shops) and spend the day reading in a cosy coffee place like Casablanca, Plüsch or Dihei.

Visit one of Zurichs many museums. Our favorites are RietbergBellerive and the Museum of Design. Or chose one from the complete list Zurich Tourism made.

Brave the elements with dolce far niente: Visit the lunch cinema and treat yourself with a visit at one of Zurichs spas afterwards.

Further tips against the grey weather blues you’ll find here.


I’ve got the winter blues, help me please!

Yes, we understand your feelings. In the last weeks the weather in Zurich felt as icy as in Siberia and we didn’t get too much sunshine too. But don’t you worry, we have some suggestions to take off the blues:

1) Visit the Masoala Rainforest at the zoo – temperatures between 20 and 30 degrees and a tropical feeling guaranteed.

2) Shop at one of the Indian, Chinese or African shops around Langstrasse cook something spicy.

3) If you’re to lazy to cook: Have dinner at Mexican restaurant Turm. The tropical plants in the dining room and the authentic cuisine will help you forget the harsh winter.

4) Relax at one of Zurichs spas – read our suggestions here.

Those who don’t mind the cold and feel as comfortable as the ice bears in Greenland: Look up our introduction of Swiss Ski Fields and go play!


Winter in Zurich: Beat the cold

Winter in Zurich can be grey and wet – as the current weather proves. The best thing to do at a day like this is to relax at a spa! Here are some suggestions:

Hürlimann Spa: In the halls of a former brewery you can now swash in different baths. There’s also an Irish-Roman spa and the open rooftop-bath comes with steamy water and a spectacular view.

Stadtbad Zürich: The spa at the heart of Kreis 4 offers hammam, sauna and beauty treatments. When lying on the hot stone bench of the hammam or sweating at the sauna, you’ll totally forget the cold weather.

Seebad Enge: In winter, the popular summer bath turns into a sauna. Be brave and jump right into lake Zurich after a having a long and hot sauna.