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Urania Observatory

Uraniastrasse 9, Zurich aaaa, Switzerland (Old Town)
01/211-65-23
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Ranked #22 of 96 attractions in Zurich
Type: Observatories/ Planetariums
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Zurich, Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
34 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
2 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
17 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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148 reviews 148 reviews
78 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Zurich, Switzerland
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

The observatory in the middle of the city is not the best place to see stars but if you are able to join a tour you get a lot of interesting information on the historic building and observatory. After the tour don't miss taking a drink in the Jules Verne bar just one floor below with a beautiful view over... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Take a drink in this unique place in Zurich, just right off the famous Bahnhofstrasse and enjoy a wonderful view. It may be pretty crowded there sometimes...

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geneva
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

A must see site in Zurich after a nice dinner at Brasserie Lipp and a drink at the Jules Verne. The scenery over Zurich is just splendid from the top! Don't forget your camera!

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