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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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Great observatory, impressing technique

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Zurich, Switzerland

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Zurich, Switzerland
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431 reviews
89 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank FrankGeisler
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank thegreenwizard
Windsor, Canada
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1,155 reviews
810 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 456 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.

1 Thank TheGalcierist
Istanbul, Turkey
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227 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 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 

3 Thank Emre F
Zurich, Switzerland
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89 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Lalilalaaa
Zurich, Switzerland
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68 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 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...

3 Thank Claireb82
Zurich, Switzerland
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100 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 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.

2 Thank vschlatter
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45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 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

1 Thank Sunayan_Pal
Zurich, Switzerland
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45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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.

1 Thank Nicolas E
Zurich, Switzerland
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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.

2 Thank toastbrotch

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