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Urania Observatory

Uraniastrasse 9, Zurich aaaa, Switzerland (Old Town)
01/211-65-23
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Ranked #24 of 98 Attractions in Zurich
Type: Observatories/ Planetariums
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Zurich, Switzerland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

You get an amazing view of the city from the observatory, even if you don't get too much of a view of the stars due to clouds. They open some nights and give a guided tour and talk of the observatory and let you look out of the telescope etc...

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Zurich, Switzerland
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98 reviews 98 reviews
26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Take the lift up to this cocktail bar on the Uraniastrasse. enjoy a drink while looking over the roofs of the city and out to the lake. it gets very busy in the evening so you might have to wait for a table by the window.

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Bangalore
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Located at Zurich Central just walking distance Zurich central , you will experience a great panoramic view. i recommend you may try it at the evening time and take some click

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Zurich, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Located in the center of Zurich, high above the restaurant Lips, this place offers a great view at night.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

the bar on top is very small, but a very lovely place to have one of the best panoramas over zürich. go there during day as its really overcrowded with after-work guests.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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34 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Enjoy watching the moon at the Urania Sternwarte or have a great view on the city and the lake from the Jules Verne Bar on the top floor! Enjoy a nice drink.

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Athens, Greece
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Interesting place with great view of the town, perfect for having a drink or two... Did not like the music too much, no songs or lyrics, only a boring electronic rhythm...

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Zurich, Switzerland
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17 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The view is the best in town. Their drinks and snacks are good, but the staff is quite unfriendly. They don't accept reservations, so make sure you have enough time to wait until a place is available, but it's definitely worth it.

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zurich71
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

The Observatory is very close to the town's main street, Bahnhofstrasse. It offers an amazing view of the town and a decent cup of coffee with pastry. Recommended to all tourists visiting Zurich for the 1st time.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Cocktails and panorama are a great combo and this is quiet lovely, but often packed. The restaurant downstairs is not worth a second look as the service and arrogant staff make it a very unpleasant experience.

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