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Urania Observatory

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Address: Uraniastrasse 9, Zurich aaaa, Switzerland
Phone Number: 01/211-65-23
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One of my fav bars in Zürich

They serve a wide range of drinks and beverages. I especially appreciate the variety of gins. The view is great if the sight is clear. Better be there early, it gets very crowded... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Zurich, Switzerland

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Zurich, Switzerland
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34 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They serve a wide range of drinks and beverages. I especially appreciate the variety of gins. The view is great if the sight is clear. Better be there early, it gets very crowded past 9!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The view is great, nice coffee, friendly staff. Lıttle bıt difficult to fınd the entrance,as you have to get in and take the elevator after cross a ground floor restaurant restaurant.

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Thank Natasha T
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We came as part of a larger group and received an interesting show with plenty of astronomy explanations. All instruments and the complete observatory are in great conditions - despite it was already built around 1901.

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Thank FrankGeisler
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a nice place to have a panoramic view of the city of Zürich. Just under the observatory there is a bar, and you can see the city from there. To go up to the bar, you will need to go through the Brasserie and to take the elevator. Enjoy a drink and the view, it's worth it. During... More 

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3 Thank thegreenwizard
Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 513 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

It looks like Zurich is loaded with nice high views, be it from church towers, a nearby mountain an here an observatory. It is difficult to find the entrance but with some help from locals things work. However, I think high views of Zurich tend to become repetitive after trying them from different locations.

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1 Thank TheGalcierist
Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

If you are tourist it might be hard to find the entrance of the observatory and Jules Verne bar for the first time. I tried to went there inside the building, there were other tourist people like me looking for the entrance. I realized that the main entrance was from inside the restaurant at the ground floor of the building... More 

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3 Thank Emre F
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We went to Urania Sternwarte on a saturday evening to have some drinks in the bar on top. It was crowded and seats were limited. But that is something you should expect and be aware of when going to this place. The drinks were served immediately. They were good, nothing to complain. The view is amazing! For sure, not my... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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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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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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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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