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UBS Polybahn

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Address: Limmatquai 144, Zurich, Switzerland
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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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Lift to the ETH and the Polyterrasse

This is a small historical train, specially built to climb the steep side of the Zurichberg. It connects Central - a major tram hub just across the river Limmat from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Clean, regular and always on time. Easily accessible by a few steps, great for those with difficulty getting up the hills!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is a small historical train, specially built to climb the steep side of the Zurichberg. It connects Central - a major tram hub just across the river Limmat from the Hauptbahnhof (main train station) - to the central building of the Swiss Federal Polytechnical Institute (ETH). This is one of the top five universities of the world, by the... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Nothing to write home about, it is just a train that goes up a hill. It is convenient way to go between two spots of interest, Polyterasse and Central. Polyterasse has a lovely view over the city and is located adjacent to ETH Hauptgebauede, designed by famous architect Semper. Central is a hub for many of the trams in Zuerich.

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Vienna, Austria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The bahn is cool, the politerrace is breathtaking. Take the bahn, and check out how the students can spend their time in breaks. Amazing view, I wish I was again a student, and in Zurich!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

A short ride up to the ETH, with a wonderful view over the city of Zürich. Its a nice way to get to see more of the city than just walking through it. Do make sure to buy a ticket, as they do sometimes check when you get to the top...

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Kloten, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Close to the main Station, the Polybahn brings you within a Minute to the terrace of the University from where you have an excellent view over the roofs of the City. Don't miss it!

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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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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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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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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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