7 Spots to pass the time on a rainy day in Zurich.

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7 Spots to pass the time on a rainy day in Zurich.

Rain isn't always ideal when you're visiting a new city. However, we’ve rounded up 7 spots to check out on a rainy day – from cosy cafes to art galleries and boutiques selling artisanal goods.

Embrace the city’s cultural richness whilst hiding from the cold and rain of a Zurich winter with cosy coffee shops, museums, galleries and independent retailers. Enjoy the aroma of freshly brewed coffee at Miro, pick up a book at Never Stop Reading and enjoy the Kunsthalle, a sheltered haven for art enthusiasts. Just don’t forget your umbrella.

1. Monocle Cafe.

The perfect spot to enjoy a rainy day getting down to work, catching up with friends or perusing The Monocle Shop alongside their handpicked array of specialty magazines and newspapers. 

2. Kunsthalle Zurich.

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Kunsthalle Zurich

Showing four or five different exhibitions over a year, Kunsthalle is one of Zurich’s premier contemporary art museums and home to the Zurich Binnacle. Spend the day exploring contemporary practices from both national and international artists.  

3. Welschland. 

If you fancy getting cozy in your apartment, why not pick up some snacks and comfort food to enjoy in front of the TV. Welschland is a small neighbourhood store selling artisanal fresh produce, cheese, meats and various other items. It's also known for selling what could be the city’s best fondue mix.  

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Miro manufactura de cafe

A Locke favourite. Miro is a coffee roaster, shop and coffee shop with two locations in Zurich. Their roastery and shop location features open space with ample light, great coffee and windows into the roastery area, so you don’t miss the action.


KARMAOUI is a concept store specialising in Moroccan artisanal goods. From jewellery, clothing to homeware and gift items. Each designer or item has been specially selected to highlight and support traditional Moroccan craftsmanship.

6. Hauser & Wirth.

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Hauser & Wirth

With various locations across Zurich, you can tailor your experience to how you are feeling on the day. If you fancy an exhibition pop by Hauser & Wirth Zurich, Limmatstrasse where you can check out a rotation of exhibitions. Or, if you're in the city, stop by the headquarters to check out the bookshop or a community event.

Specialising in art, design, architecture and cultural books, Never Stop Reading is a delightful place to while away the day. Take a seat on one of their reading sofas and browse the impressive selection of books, magazines and zines. 

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