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UBS Polybahn

Address: Limmatquai 144, Zurich, Switzerland (Old Town)
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Ranked #19 of 95 Attractions in Zurich
Type: Transportation, Other
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Type: Transportation, Other
Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:45 am - 7:45 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 2:00 pm

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Madrid, Spain
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71 reviews 71 reviews
51 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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91 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A little confused how it worked but got the hang of getting our tickets out of a machine and up we went. Out at the top and walked about a minute and found a flat area with some great views. Then back down we went. Go for it!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Have you ever been on a cable car? No - well, 5 minutes from the Zurich main station you can fetch a ride with this charming "funicular" (latin name for a train going up and down on a cable - the car is still on tracks). It is included in the city 24hr daypass, and you'll get a nice vista... More 

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