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UBS Polybahn

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Address: Limmatquai 144, Zurich, Switzerland
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Worth it for the views of the city.

The Polybahn is nothing more then a way to get to the viewpoint above. It's a quick trip and once there, go to the right for a sweeping view of the city. Einsteins college is... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
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Orange, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

The Polybahn is nothing more then a way to get to the viewpoint above. It's a quick trip and once there, go to the right for a sweeping view of the city. Einsteins college is right in front of you and worth a quick walk around the building.

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Sydney
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is great for little kids (and big kids who like mini railways!). It's only a short ride but it's quaint and cute. Definitely not an essential part of Zurich but if you're staying near by, it's cheap to do. There is nothing much at the top, just an average view over the city.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I like the very little cabin, the old fashioned way of travelling and the short trip up to the Polyterasse. You see tourists, students and local people in here. Everyone uses the Polybahn. But: Remind the opening hours. Sometimes I was too late.

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Bakewell, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

If you have not been on a cog railway this is a real easy trip the access is from the river close to the old part of Zurich. There are great views over the city and the Alps from the top, and is free if you have at ravel card.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

It's very short ride to the top where an university located. When we went in the morning a lot of students were using it to commute. You can see a great view of the city from the top of the hill.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

quick transport from central to polyterasse, used by many studnets of ETH, you come up to polyterasse with great views over zurich

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London, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Is anybody buying tickets? We bought a ticket at the top and plenty people got on without paying for a ticket. We went up and down 3 times. The ride is about a minute long. Very cute. Kids will love it!

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Hamburg, Germany
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

It is a nice little treat to go up with this one on the hillside from Central. It is charming, and especially handy with some elderly people in the pack. Lovely.

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Oslo, Norway
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

It is a short ride, and very popular. Take you to the university and has a beautiful view of Zurich. It is recommended before you walk the old town in order to recognized the places where you are going!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

it takes you quickly to a lovely view and to UNI area. Love it! Great short trip, cute for visitors as well.

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