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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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?
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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.
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?
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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.
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?
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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.