Bad weather program: ideas for a rainy day in Graz

Written by Hannes Wagner, Jun 21, 2022


Your long-awaited day off is finally here, but the sky is gray and the streets are a mosaic of puddles? Don’t worry! Even if the weather doesn’t play along, there is still a lot to do and discover in Graz. At STUWO Graz we have put together the best bad weather program for the Styrian capital in order to light up even the grayest day!

Cinema and more at the Cineplexx Graz

Address: Alte Poststraße 470, 8055 Graz
Phone: +43 316 2909

Cineplexx Graz has established itself as an entertainment mecca over the years. In the cinema halls you will always find the right movie program for your, regardless of whether you prefer an action spectacle in IMAX format or want to immerse yourself directly in the action with the new MX4D hall.

However, Cineplexx has a lot more to offer! First and foremost “Lasertron Graz” where you can play a game of lasertag in a huge area of about ​​500 m²! The perfect adventure for all amateur action heroes.

If you want to take it easy, there is also a pool and video game hall available to you and should you get hungry afterwards and popcorn is not nutritious enough for you, you can enjoy Asian and Mexican cuisine as well as American snacks instead.

Afternoon games at Bread & Games

Address: Mariahilfer Straße 17, 8020 Graz
Opening hours: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Telephone: +43 316 715081

Bread & Games is one of the best student bars in Graz and for good reason: On rainy days, you can indulge in culinary delights in the spacious restaurant and simultaneously test your skills with friends in the arcade. In addition to the main attraction of billiards, you have the opportunity to sharpen your darts skills and put your strategic skills to the test with a round of chess.
You are more of the passive type? Then, thanks to a large selection of live broadcast sports events, you can also watch others playing sports at any time.

Hungry for more? Here are the best student bars in Graz!

Cultural training in the theater

Address: Hofgasse 11, 8010 Graz
Opening hours: depending on the event schedule
Telephone: +43 316 8000

The Schauspielhaus is the right address for anyone interested in contemporary Austrian performances. The program is very broad and ranges from lectures to world premieres, from new plays and musicals to the performance of timeless classics. A nice bonus: Students get discounts for almost all performances!

Exit the room – pure excitement

Address: Grabenstrasse 28, 8010 Graz
Opening hours: flexible (depends on date and mode)
Telephone: +43 316 715081

Locked up in a room from which you can only escape by solving riddles under time pressure. This may sound like a horror film at first glance, but in reality, it is the very entertaining concept of Exit the Room. Your gray cells and your logical thinking skills will be tested in six different scenarios. All rooms can be solved by two people (or more), but be careful: this requires top cognitive performance!

If you need reinforcement, you can spend a few very entertaining hours here with up to five friends. There is only one thing you should keep in mind: Unfortunately, spontaneity is not possible here. You have to book a room for you and your colleagues in advance.

Watching the rain from the coffee house

Let’s be honest! When rain is pouring outside, lounging inside feels heavenly. If you want to meet up with friends in the city center, Graz offers you numerous coffee houses to relax. Check out the best study cafés in Graz!

Happiness in the botanical garden

Address: Schubertstraße 59, 8010 Graz
Opening hours: 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., May 15 to September 15: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: +43 316 3805651

The botanical garden of the Karl-Franzens-University provides summer feelings even on rainy days. In the huge glass houses, you can marvel at a wide variety of plants from all over the world without the risk of getting soaked. A special highlight of the garden is the jungle area, whose climates are regulated in order to guarantee that the plants can experience their natural environment to thrive. Which means you will definitely work up a sweat in this area even on the coldest day!

Particularly attractive for bargain hunters: Entry to all areas of the botanical garden is free! However, the fruit and vegetables grown there are sold at weekly markets.

Jump 25 to lofty heights

Address: Waldweg 6, 8401 Kalsdorf bei Graz
Opening hours: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Telephone: +43 3135 43171

Would you like to rekindle your childish enthusiasm for jumping on the trampoline? Then the Jump 25 is just right for you. You can let off steam in nine huge areas without having to worry about hopping onto someone else. The best thing about these areas is that they are all geared towards a specific type of jump. That means you can even try out risky maneuvers without the risk of injury. Test your wall running skills or just jump as high and far as possible! At Jump 25, all your jumping needs will be met!

Refine your climbing skills in the Bloc House

Address: Puchstraße 17-21, 8020 Graz
Opening times: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Phone: +43 660 6412844

Bouldering is one of the best full-body workouts to exist, but you always have to overcome a certain inhibition threshold for training. This is exactly where the Bloc House comes in. With background music, fine coffee, as well as snacks and friendly trainers, it is more than just a bouldering hall. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, at Bloc House you can get your climbing experience and you can get to know other climbing enthusiasts at the same time. This makes it perfect for rainy afternoons when you have fewer options for exercise than on a sunny day.

Enjoy rainy Graz

“You are not made out of sugar!” or “There is no bad weather, only bad clothes” are popular expressions for a reason. With weatherproof equipment, you don’t have to let the rain disturb you and can continue discovering Graz. Close to university, for example, you will find the Rosenhain and Hilmteich, which exude a very special flair in rainy weather. There are also a few rain-protected places in the fresh air along the Mur, which are always worth a visit.

Relax in the STUWO dormitory

A quick look out the window shows you a gray sky; the raindrops on the pane underline the picture. The desire to take even one step in front of the door is dwindling.

Good news! You do not have to go out if you don’t want to! Instead, you can spend a relaxing day at home in your STUWO dormitory and explore everything it has to offer. If you feel like exercising, the fitness center is open to you at any time.

If you are looking for relaxation and purification, treat yourself to a trip to the sauna. For a successful end of the day, you have large common rooms at your disposal, in which you can organize a feast, lounge around or enjoy a movie night with your friends!


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