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Urania Observatory

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Neighbourhood: Old Town
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Address: Uraniastrasse 9, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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+41 43 317 16 40
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Thu - Sat 20:00 - 22:00

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Top view of Zurich

Go in the evening to the Urania Observatory for a drink and you will have one ob the best views over Zurich.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
vprunner11
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go in the evening to the Urania Observatory for a drink and you will have one ob the best views over Zurich.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Enter through the restaurant. Up the elevator to the bar and observatory floor. Great views late in the day or early evening.

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

There are paid public tours given in the evenings (if there is clear weather). Tours on Thursday - Saturday evenings 21:00 - 22:00 hrs. The telescope is a two lens system allowing for 600-fold magnification. Interesting to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

the views from Urania observatory are unbelievable, the whole Zurich opens up under your feet - easy to get to by tram.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

We came as part of a larger group and received an interesting show with plenty of astronomy explanations. All instruments and the complete observatory are in great conditions - despite it was already built around 1901.

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

It looks like Zurich is loaded with nice high views, be it from church towers, a nearby mountain an here an observatory. It is difficult to find the entrance but with some help from locals things work. However, I think high views of Zurich tend to become repetitive after trying them from different locations.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2014

We went to Urania Sternwarte on a saturday evening to have some drinks in the bar on top. It was crowded and seats were limited. But that is something you should expect and be aware of when going to this place. The drinks were served immediately. They were good, nothing to complain. The view is amazing! For sure, not my... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2014

You get an amazing view of the city from the observatory, even if you don't get too much of a view of the stars due to clouds. They open some nights and give a guided tour and talk of the observatory and let you look out of the telescope etc...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

Located at Zurich Central just walking distance Zurich central , you will experience a great panoramic view. i recommend you may try it at the evening time and take some click

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Located in the center of Zurich, high above the restaurant Lips, this place offers a great view at night.

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