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6 Indoor Activities for Bad Weather

Im Badeparadies Schwarzwald herrschen ganzjährig sommerliche Temperaturen. | © Badeparadies Schwarzwald
Weatherproof destinations in SouthWest Germany

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Weatherproof destinations in SouthWest Germany

Nobody likes it, but it's an inevitable feature of the winter months: foul weather. It's a fact of life. The conditions out there are grey, cold, damp, windy and just really unpleasant. Streets and paths are grubby, mushy and not at all inviting. Baden-Württemberg is famous for its varied countryside and outdoor destinations. But on days like these, the best option is to find somewhere snug and warm inside. The good news is that Baden-Württemberg also has plenty in store for bad weather days. Relax under palm trees and enjoy a South Sea feeling. Go on a voyage through history. Launch into space or escape into virtual reality. There is something to please everyone. And with all this variety, it doesn't matter if there is rain, wind, or snow. We present 6 indoor highlights that are guaranteed to thwart the bad weather.

Scandinavian-Style Water Adventures at Europa-Park

1. Rulantica in Rust

Scandinavian-Style Water Adventures at Europa-Park

Is it cold and miserable outside? We have the solution. Rulantica in Rust is an indoor water park offering all sorts of water fun – whatever the weather. Rulantica is a fictitious island in the North Atlantic. There are lots of different attractions for visitors to enjoy, and lovely weather conditions too, of course. Rulantica offers a successful blend of Scandinavian style, classic Nordic landscapes and imaginative design. Mystical scenarios promise an unforgettable adventure. Nine themed areas with fantastical creatures create a magical atmosphere. If you dare, you can take a trip down the plunge slide in the "Vinterhal". At the end, you whoosh down a 1.5 metre free-fall drop into the water. Definitely not recommended for those of a nervous disposition. All this activity will soon take your mind off the daily grind. The indoor and outdoor pools also offer refreshments with their two swim-up bars. We highly recommend trying out the bubble loungers in 30 degree water. The exclusive "Hyggedal" sauna and rest area offers the perfect refuge for those seeking relaxation.

Vor einer Rutsche in einem Freizeitpark steht eine Familie mit zwei Kindern in Badeklamotten. Alle halten fröhlich ihre Arme in die Höhe.
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The Rulantica water world offers numerous exciting water attractions for the whole family. | © Europapark

In einem großen Schwimmbecken sind viele Leute.
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A magnificent fjord panorama awaits visitors in the Rulantica water world. | © Europapark

Eine Frau und ein Mann lassen sich auf einem Schwimmreifen durch ein Wasserbecken treiben. Die Wände sind beleuchtet.
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In tropical temperatures, guests can float comfortably in the whirl stream of the Rulantica water world. | © Europapark

Jugendliche springen fröhlich vom Rand des Beckens ins Wasser.
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Water fun is guaranteed in the lovingly themed areas of the Rulantica water world. | © Europapark

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Rulantica is a spectacular experience for all the family, with something for everyone. There are specially designed areas for younger kids and plenty of restful options for those seeking relaxation. Even though the water park is very big, tickets are currently limited. For this reason, we recommend checking availability before setting off and advance booking is advisable.

Magic, Adventure & Thrills

2. Sensapolis in Sindelfingen

Magic, Adventure & Thrills

Outside Stuttgart's city gates, you will find the unique indoor leisure park Sensapolis. This is a place full of magic and adventure for the whole family. The highlight is the huge, romantic fairy-tale castle. Our youngest visitors will be transformed into princesses and princes. There are ornate rooms and dark secret passages. Talking plants tell funny fairy tales. You can fly through the air on a magic carpet. And a slide takes you down into the castle's spooky cellar, where little monsters and creepy experiments await. But there is so much more besides to discover. Fly through a shower of asteroids on a giant spaceship. Whizz round over three levels on the electric go-kart track.  Take part in scientific research experiments and explore nature and the environment in the science area. 

Time passes in no time, and you won't believe it's evening already. A single day is far too short to properly explore everything on offer at Sensapolis. You will just have to come back – there's bound to be another bad weather day some time.

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Visitors are well catered for, too. We are thrilled to offer delicious, freshly prepared food from our very own catering service. Children's favourite foods are all on offer, of course. Pizzas are served from the wood-fired oven. Crisp salads come with our homemade bread. And our pasta is also homemade, and very high quality too, so you can tackle your next adventure full of energy.

Knowledge Makes you Smart: with 3D Cinema and Flight Simulator

3. Zeppelin museum in Friedrichshafen

Knowledge Makes you Smart: with 3D Cinema and Flight Simulator

The Zeppelin Museum brings innovations in technology and art to life, inspiring people to attempt the impossible. It takes a pioneering spirit to reshape the future. There are over 1500 exhibits, original photographic, film and audio recordings to explore. One of the highlights is the history of the Zeppelin in the museum's 3D cinema. How did Count Zeppelin get his airships built? Who were the adventurous pioneers of airship travel? Cross the blue gangway to access the faithful partial reconstruction of the LZ 129 Hindenburg. The largest surviving piece of wreckage bears testimony to the Hindenburg disaster and the end of airship aviation. And don't miss a trip on the Zeppelin NT flight simulator. When else are you going to get a chance to navigate and land a Zeppelin? The Zeppelin Museum also has a large art collection. It houses the great masters of classical modernism.

Im Hintergrund ist ein großes Bild aus dem Weltall zu sehen mit Sternen und Kometen darauf.. Links ist eine Raumkapsel und rechts daneben ein schwebender Astronaut in einem Raumanzug. Vor der Wand steht eine Frau, welche eine VR-Brille auf hat. In den Händen hält sie ein länglicher Spiele-Controller.
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A trip to Mars in the Zeppelin Museum is easily possible with VR goggles. | © Zeppelin Museum, Tretter 

Eine Frau greift hinunter auf einen kleinen Tisch und hebt einen Flyer auf mit ihrer Hand. An der anderen Hand hält sie ein Mädchen, welches einen kleinen, braunen Koffer in der Hand hält.
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With the museum suitcase, young and old go on a journey through the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen. | © DBT Denger 

Im Hintergrund stehen zwei Personen vor einer Treppe mit Geländer und wollen diese hochlaufen, um in das Innere des Zeppelins zu gelangen. Im Vordergrund steht eine Frau gebeugt an einem Tisch und liest sich die Informationstafeln durch.
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A highlight of the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen is the partial reconstruction of the LZ 129 Hindenburg. | © Zeppelin Museum, Alexander Fischer 

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A museum suitcase is available to guide young and old alike on their trip through the museum. A hand symbol encourages visitors to learn and collect items at various stations around the museum. These tasks are even more fun if you work as a team. Take the suitcase home with you as a reminder of a fabulous visit.

Holiday Dreams with a Caribbean Feel

4. TROPICAL BATHING AT BADEPARADIES SCHWARZWALD AT LAKE TITISEE

Holiday Dreams with a Caribbean Feel

If you are longing for a summer holiday in the depths of winter, you will find just that in the Black Forest region. The BADEPARADIES SCHWARZWALD is a lakeside water attraction on the banks of the Titisee. All your holiday dreams really will be fulfilled here! Even in winter, you can enjoy bathing in summer temperatures surrounded by over 300 palm trees. Nothing can distract from your tropical relaxation. So forget your everyday life and enjoy a mini break.

The BADEPARADIES facilities combine the PALAIS VITAL spa and sauna area, the PALM OASIS mineral pools, and the GALAXY SCHWARZWALD adventure pool. Sauna enthusiasts will enjoy a veritable paradise at PALAIS VITAL. The spa facilities are spread over 6,000 m² and include 12 themed saunas and 6 vitality pools. This peaceful oasis offers exquisite views over the winter Black Forest landscape. Visitors to the PALM OASIS will find over 180 genuine palm trees and a lovely warm water temperature of 33°. Five mineral pools and an exotic poolside bar with fruity cocktails help round off the Caribbean feel. There is plenty of activity and fun on offer for young and old at GALAXY SCHWARZWALD with over 25 attractions to keep water lovers happily playing and swimming. There are 23 indoor slides, a wave pool and diving platforms. The BADEPARADIES also spoils its guests when it comes to catering. Why not grab a lounger in the "Blue Lagoon" and enjoy a relaxing break in paradise?

Ein beleuchtetes Schwimmbecken mit Palmen um den Rand.
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The BADEPARADIES SCHWARZWALD makes holiday dreams come true 365 days a year. | © Badeparadies Schwarzwald

Ein Mann und eine Frau lehnen sich in einem Schwimmbecken an den Rand und trinken Cocktails. Im Hintergrund schwimmen andere Menschen.
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Tropical temperatures and exotic cocktails in the BADEPARADIES SCHWARZWALD quickly make you forget about everyday life. | © Badeparadies Schwarzwald

Überblick über das Indoor-Badeparadies mit verschiedenen Schwimmbecken und vielen Palmen.
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Real palm trees create a Caribbean feeling in the middle of the Black Forest Highlands.| © Badeparadies Schwarzwald

Badeparadies Schwarzwald von innen bei Nacht. Die Becken sind beleuchtet. Um die Becken stehen viele Palmen.
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The BADEPARADIES SCHWARZWALD also promises relaxing holiday feelings in the evening hours. | © Badeparadies Schwarzwald

In einer großen Sauna sitzen drei Personen auf Handtüchern auf Holzbänken und ruhen sich aus.
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The ten lovingly themed saunas in the BADEPARADIES SCHWARZWALD make every sauna session a unique experience. | © Badeparadies Schwarzwald

Auf einer langen bunten Wasserrutsche rutschen vier Kinder auf blauen Matten hinunter. Rechts am Rand steht ein Junge und schaut zu.
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The GALAXY slide universe promises a free fall slide and pure action for the whole family. | © Badeparadies Schwarzwald

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For PALAIS VITAL guests, access to the PALM OASIS and the GALAXY leisure pool is included. PALM OASIS and PALAIS VITAL are open to guests from age 16. The GALAXY leisure pool offers swimming facilities for the whole family. Children up to age 3 are admitted free of charge. There is plenty of parking for visitors to the swimming facilities. Guests at PALAIS VITAL can also use the parking level that is accessed via Neustädter Straße. 

Mission Virtual Reality

5. YULLBE in Rust

Mission Virtual Reality

Who doesn't sometimes dream of escaping this world or the dreary winter? Perhaps you've occasionally fancied a completely different identity – maybe one with superpowers? All this is possible at the YULLBE VR adventure centre – you might say it's next-level gaming. The virtual reality centre is right next to the hotel "Krønasår" and the Rulantica water park. But you are probably wondering: what actually is YULLBE?

YULLBE stands for innovative virtual reality experiences. YULLBE PRO and YULLBE GO allow groups or individuals to be immersed in unfamiliar worlds. This allows the whole family to leave the limits of their usual reality behind them. The impossible becomes possible. These virtual worlds look deceptively real. Suddenly, you can grasp things that are outside your everyday experience. YULLBE takes advantage of the very latest technologies combined with unparalleled media quality. This makes the virtual reality environment even more immersive than before. A journey into the unimaginable begins. Are you ready for this next-level entertainment?

Eine Person trägt einen VR-Helm und in ihrer Hand ein blaues Licht.
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In the YULLBE VR experience world, things become tangible that go beyond everyday life. | © Europa-Park

Im Innenraum der Erlebniswelt stehen viele Menschen und betrachten die Ausstellungsstücke. Im ganzen Raum sind verschiedene Lichter an.
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YULLBE is all about innovative virtual experiences that take the whole family beyond the confines of their usual reality. | © Europa-Park

Zwei Personen tragen eine VR-Brille auf dem Kopf und halten ihre Arme nach vorne. In ihren Händen sie jeweils zwei Controller.
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The YULLBE VR experience world takes virtual reality to a whole new level. | © Europa-Park

Drei Personen sitzen mit VR-Brillen und einem Helm um einen großen weißen Reifen.
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Individuals or entire groups can immerse themselves in the VR experience world of YULLBE. | © Europa-Park

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YULLBE impressed the international expert jury at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2021 in Orlando (USA) in the category "Best New Product: Virtual Reality". The Brass Ring Awards recognise specific areas in the global leisure park industry. These prizes are among the most prestigious awards bestowed in this sector. 

Time Travel with Sense and Sensibility

6. RASTATT RESIDENTIAL PALACE

Time Travel with Sense and Sensibility

In 2022 Baden-Württemberg is celebrating its 70th anniversary. But in fact, our history goes back much further. And every era provides its own testimony full of beauty and sometimes also frivolity. "Love – Desire – Passion" have had far-reaching impacts on each successive generation. That is why this is the central theme for 2022 in our stately homes and gardens. We are ready to travel back into the sensual past of our historic buildings.

For example, the Rastatt Residential Palace is the first baroque residence in the Upper Rhine region. During this anniversary year, a very special guided tour will be available there. This will tackle the dichotomy "Between politics and private life". We will be travelling back to the time of the Magraviate of Baden. In those days, it was rare for the nobility to allow their children to marry for love. A child's destiny was more often determined by their parents' political motives. But perhaps love existed beyond marriage. Wouldn't it be interesting to examine love and its many facets through the ages?

Das Schloss Rastatt von einem See und Bäumen umgeben.
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The Rastatt Residential Palace was the residence of the Margrave of Baden-Baden. | © Günther Bayerl

Innenraum des Rastatter Schlosses mit prunkvoll verzierten Räumen.
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During the theme year "Love - Desire - Passion", there is a guided tour at Rastatt Residential Palace on the topic "Between Politics and Private Life". | © Günther Bayerl

Innenraum des Schloss Rastatt mir prunkvollen Säulen und Skulpturen.
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In the Rastatt Residential Palace, one finds testimonies full of beauty and sometimes frivolity as well. | © Günther Bayerl

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To mark the anniversary celebrations in 2022, tours and events will be focused around "Love – Desire – Passion". Deep religiosity and an ardent commitment to God are recurrent themes here. But so too is a passion for collecting, cabinets of curiosities and exotic gardens. There is so much to look forward to, a year that will be packed with desire, sense, and sensibility.

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