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UBS Polybahn

Limmatquai 144, Zurich, Switzerland (Hochschulen)
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Ranked #19 of 98 Attractions in Zurich
Type: Transportation
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Wolverhampton
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

After we changed from a terrible hotel to a new one ( Limmathof") - we found our view out of the window was of the funicular which takes you up to the University building. This was a really pretty site and not as noisy as you would expect !

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This little train takes you up the side of a hill from the central station to the university at the top of the hill although not too far but worth a try

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very sweet little train that goes up to a stop, there you can sep outside and view all over the city of Zurich!! The Polybahn train is very nostalgic!

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Vienna, Austria
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26 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Build for the the honorable people of the city, UBS Polybahn takes you in a few minutes from Central Station to the platform in front of the university. The entrance is next to Starbucks. After hours you can reach the platform with Tram 6 (but not so spectacular)

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16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Easily accessible on foot from around town, this is a fun, easy and convenient way to ascend a little for a great view over the lake and town. On the right as you exit, just below the main university building, is a great terrace with a view and snacks and bar drinks at university prices. And a pinball machine!

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Could see from our hotel but not working which was disappointing but they were undertaking maintenance.

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Sydney, Australia
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17 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

A very short ride, but well worth the trip, the view of Zurich from the top is great. After taking it all in, wander down through the old town, perhaps have lunch at one of the many eateries.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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26 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Worth doing if you want a nice view of the city. Included in a daily bus/tram pass for the city. Once at the top there is a large open area that overlooks the city. You are also by some very beautiful Zurich University buildings. If you go in the Starbucks at the bottom you'll notice that their dumb waiter is... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Old Zurich town has an excellent network of the Polybahn (tram) that crisscross around most parts. One can get a day pass or a Zurich card to maximize on costs. Easy to find your way around with the helpful maps and the signs. Convenient to take this transport to get around the shopping district as well as other places of... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you have a daily ticket for the trams and trains in Zurich, you can ride on the Polybahn with that same ticket. A short ride from the city center to the university - it's worth it - you'll get a wonderful view over the city and its lake.

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