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Urania Observatory

Uraniastrasse 9, Zurich aaaa, Switzerland (Old Town)
01/211-65-23
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Ranked #21 of 78 attractions in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Observatories/ Planetariums
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Zurich, Switzerland
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
64 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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37 reviews 37 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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Tampa, Florida
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49 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

My wife and I went up to the top one night for a glass of wine and a breathtaking view of Zurich and we got both. Service was great and friendly. Be sure to check hours of operations when there because if I remember correctly they are pretty random times/days of the week.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Incredible surrounding view of Zurich from the observatory. Bad points where that we had to endure at least an hour of Deutsch explanations of the planets and the sun and moon, with only about 10% of it being translated into english for us. Then at the end of the presentation it was too cloudly to see anything :(

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