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UBS Polybahn

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Address: Limmatquai 144, Zurich, Switzerland
6:45 am - 7:45 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:45 am - 7:45 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 2:00 pm

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Introduction to funiculars

The funicular is not the best to ride. I have seen steeper, higher, older and much advanced than this one. However, it can be an introduction to Funiculars for a novice. Also if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
Windsor, Canada

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Make a visit to the polytechnic state owned university ETh, the place where Albert Einstein studied and Zurich university with their fantastic terrace where on weekdays diverse foodtrucks set up on lunchtime is really worth your while specially if you are Vegan or Vegqetarian. The. mensas of the universities are open to the public and provide healthy cheap food, excellently... More 

Windsor, Canada
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816 reviews
568 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The funicular is not the best to ride. I have seen steeper, higher, older and much advanced than this one. However, it can be an introduction to Funiculars for a novice. Also if you need to see ETH, this is the best way to get to it.

Muscat, Oman
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is a two cabinned train plying between Zurich Central and Zurich Institute of Technology. It will not be of any attraction to any tourist who has travelled in a Funicular anywhere in the world. The journey is just around two minutes .The trip may be interesting to children as it has glass windows all around. The view of Zurich... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I still love the Polybahn. Completely restored, simple little cable car that runs between the Bellevue and the University. It's charming! Get in the front if you can, so you are outside and can see how it works. At the top, on a nice day, go to the first university building on the right and walk out onto the patio... More 

Lucerne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A short funicular ride from near Central to the ETH. Ride is only a few minutes. Interesting if you need to get to the ETH or like funiculars.

Zurich, Switzerland
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54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Very interesting and unique mean of transportation. In only a few minutes you can get from Central to the ETH main building (elevation of around 40m). The cablecar is crossing a busy street. Tip: if it is not raining stay at the very end of the car where there are no windows, so you can make also nice photos.

Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

the little cablecar climbing the few hundred meters up to the Technical Highschool and the University. From the terrasse here you have a splendid view over the town. The city tickets (tram and buses) is also valid for this cablecar.

Parkland, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

You get on and before you know it you get off. Only a few minutes. Nothing to go out of your way to do, but cute way to transport to the top.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

A nice and simple way to get up the mountain. It's a very short ride and you mostly see trees but the view is great once you get up. Your public transportation card works here and it runs every 2-3 minutes.

Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Short but fun in my opinion. Connects the station to a very nice panoramic viewpoint, the ETH Polyterrasse. The trip is the blink of an eye long and tourists would definitely stand out from the crowd of university students. The trip is enjoyable too.

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