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“Practical with a touch nostalgia.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of UBS Polybahn

UBS Polybahn
Limmatquai 144, Zurich, Switzerland (Hochschulen)
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Ranked #16 of 80 attractions in Zurich
Type: Transportation
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Zurich, Switzerland
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11 attraction reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Practical with a touch nostalgia.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The Polybahn is a three minutes walk from the main station and brings you up to the university area. frequently used by many students. it saves a couple of hundred steps steeply upstairs. The automatic little train is very new which is sad because the old wooden coaches were beautiful nostalgic relicts. but you can still enjoy the old station buildings. Fare is included if you have a tram ticket for the city area.

Visited October 2013
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“Something Unexpected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Cannot believe that UBS Polybahn starts from an ordinary building. Went on it after 9am with all the university students only a five minutes to the university. The journey was short however it was something very different. I HAVE NOT SEEN IT BEFORE.

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London, United Kingdom
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“Nothing Special”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

The Journey on board UBS Polybahn is too short and honestly nothing special in my opinion however if you have pass for Zurich (110-zone) it wouldn't be a bad idea tying it.

Visited October 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“Check it out, it only takes a few minutes out of your schedule”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The Polybahn is located across the street from the Central Tram station. Operating hours are Mon-Fri. 06.45a-7.45p, Sat. 07.30a-2p, Sun. closed. The ride is included in the price of the Zurich (110-zone) transport system. The Polybahn runs every 2-5 minutes, chugging up the steep hill to the ETH Zurich University. There are bench seats and standing room space on this bahn. Expect a short waiting line during early morning and mid-day, as the students rush to catch the Polybahn

Though only traveling up and down a very short distance, it is a truly unique and antique way of travel from yesteryear. These cars are well maintained and very clean. It only takes a few minutes of your time, so I would highly recommend experiencing this adventure. Also at the top, exit to the right and you will get a great view of the city from the open square at the University.

Visited September 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“Cool”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

The weirdest of all public transport methods.
Takes you from near the river up to the university.
Worth going up for a nice view of Zurich

Visited June 2013
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