1. Cinema: the classic
Going to the cinema always works. Especially on a dull day, there is nothing more enjoyable than a big, comfortable seat, a bag of popcorn and a great movie. Vienna offers you a wide range of options – from the classic, red-seated cinema hall in the CineCenter cinema, to the ultra-modern, well-equipped cinema halls at the Cineplexx. Here you can find the current cinema program sorted by films or cinemas.
3. Famous and unusual museums in Vienna
Vienna offers a variety of museums, regardless of whether you love classical art or are looking for something more special – there is a rainy weather program for every taste! Vienna’s favorite museums currently include the 3D Pic Art Museum, the Art History Museum, the Albertina, the Imperial Treasury and the Belvedere Museum. Just browse through this list of all Vienna museums!
4. Enjoy the Viennese coffee house culture
Nothing is more typical for Vienna than a coffee house. The tradition of Viennese coffee house culture is characterized by a very special atmosphere and has therefore been an intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO since 2011. The reason for this is, among other things: The coffee houses are a place “in which time and space are consumed, but only the coffee is on the bill” – we think that’s exactly what it is! However, there are two things that non-Viennese should be aware of:
- In the coffee house, it is not the ordinary waiter who caters the ordered goodies; they are served by a “special” waiter, usually one with a black bow tie.
- There is more than just one option for coffee in Vienna’s coffee houses. Rather, there are numerous different variations available to you. Check out this coffee guide for that.
5. Take a walk in the rain!
There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad equipment, as a well-known saying goes. That means: put on a pair of sturdy shoes, a warm jacket, don’t forget your umbrella and start to explore the streets of Vienna. Especially in rainy weather, Vienna offers beautiful, mystical-looking places – for example the Sternwartepark (1180 Vienna), the Zentralfriedhof (1110 Vienna), the Augarten or the Lainzer Tiergarten – and these are just a few of Vienna’s most beautiful locations .
8. Pure thrill in the Escape Room
Being locked in a room and solving difficult puzzles under time pressure – that is the concept of an escape room. These adventure games are booming in Vienna. No wonder, after all, they promise pure excitement. Depending on your taste, there is an almost endless range of scenarios. For example, travelling back in time to the last century, uncovering dark machinations or solving a mysterious murder. Curious? Here are some escape room providers:
Open the Door, 1100 Vienna
First Escape, 1010 Vienna
Time Busters, 1090 Vienna
Crime Runners, 1090 Vienna
Escape Mission, 1030 Vienna
Vienna Mysteries, 1010 Vienna
10. Chill out in the STUWO dormitory: Use our free offers
A rainy day also gives you the opportunity to explore your STUWO student residence more closely. After all, what could be nicer than sleeping in and enjoying a big breakfast in bed or starting the day with friends in a communal kitchen? Afterwards, the fitness center beckons you to get your sweat on with a workout. A rainy day is of course also a good way to learn a little – in the communal lounge you have enough space and light to prepare yourself perfectly for your next exam. To leave the stress of learning behind you can relax in the wellness area and step into the sauna or the steam bath. You can also treat yourself to a few minutes in the music rehearsal room, where you can let your creativity run free.
And at the end of the STUWO bad weather program we suggest you to get comfortable in the Cinema Lounge in our community areas and watch an exciting film with your roommates, with friends or those who will become such. After all, that’s what a student residence hall is for!