Thursday, April 24, 2014

What to do when it rains in Switzerland

As some yodelers may or may not have realized by now, Zurich gets more rain than London. So what should you do in Switzerland when it rains and pours? Don’t be like The Frau and get stuck at a Swiss museum the size of a closet with an admission price as big as an American mall. Instead, go to the following places that suck less than rain. Ten free tickets to one of them will encourage you to get out, so keep reading for how to win.

Designer Outlet in Landquart

Feel like shopping for deals in a country that doesn’t usually have any? Then you should head straight to the Designer Outlet in Landquart for bargains on designers from Desigual to Tommy Hilfiger. Warning: This designer outlet mall almost feels American. Key word, almost.

Tinguely Museum in Basel

Can sculptures talk to you? Visit the Tinguely Museum in Basel and find out. Because the machine sculptures of Jean Tinguely aren’t just something to look at—they are something to interact with. Walk in front of one and let it surprise you.

Bad Zurzach Spa

Since the Thermalbad in Baden has been closed for the last few years, The Frau has been forced to bathe in the healing waters elsewhere. But that’s ok because Bad Zurzach has four outdoor pools of various temperatures–one with a lazy river­–plus a great indoor area for babies and small children. To get the best deal via public transport to Bad Zurzach, take advantage of the SBB RailAway offer, which gives you 10% off the spa entry and 20% off the train ride there. (And if you’re cheap like The Frau and pay in REKA, you’ll save another 20%).

Zurich Opera House
The Transport Museum is home to the
largest movie screen in Switzerland.

270 performances at the Zurich Opera House. 209 rainy days per year in Switzerland. Coincidence?

Transport Museum in Lucerne

In a beautiful location on Lake Lucerne, the Swiss Museum of Transport makes a great day trip rain or shine. One of Switzerland’s largest museums, it’s perfect for any age and will transport you from steam engines to modern jets with a scooter ride in between. If that isn’t enough, the museum is also home to the largest movie screen in Switzerland and they have kindly given The Frau ten free tickets to give to her readers for the Penguin Migration movie. To win, just leave a comment within this post and include how many tickets you would like (maximum three per winner). Enter by Tuesday, April 29. Make sure The Frau can find you via your link or other winners will be chosen.


Irene said...

If a 2-year-old needs ticket, then 3. Otherwise, 2adult ones would be enough. And thanks for the tips! I hope we don't need them much and have a sunny spring!

Douglas Brouwer said...

Thanks for The tips!

SnacksGiving said...

I would love 3 tickets for our family. And thanks for the tips! Off to find out on the REKA checks - from your blog again :).

Unknown said...

I would love 3 tickets, very good tips.

Unknown said...

I'd love 3 tickets if possible.

Anonymous said...

The film theater in Lucerne is great, I'd like to see te film about the pinguins. 2 tickets would be great, as we've seen "little pinguins" in OZ/NZ

Chantal said...

Hi yodelers,

Just a note from the movie people: the film is only recommended for children ages 6 and up. The theater prefers not to have children younger than that. Sorry!

The Frau

Anonymous said...

I'm ashamed to admit I didnt know about the outlet mall... I would love 2 tix :) [Candice]

Valerie said...

Tks Chantal for these great ideas. I would love to win 3 tickets!

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Scott Martindale said...

We were planning on visiting with my parents when they come in May. We would have 4 adults so 3 tickets would be great and then maybe we could even afford to have lunch in Luzern :)

Unknown said...

We were planning on visiting with my parents when they come in May. We would have 4 adults so 3 tickets would be great and then maybe we could even afford to have lunch in Luzern :)

Posting again because I didn't leave a way to contact, just in case -

Chantal said...

Winners have been randomly chosen! If you're a winner, you'll get an e-mail from the theater this week.

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