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UBS Polybahn

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Address: Limmatquai 144, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Phone Number: 0848988988
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A little piece of Zurich

There are only few things left which give you a true "Zurich experience"; the Polybahn is one of them. Less than two minutes to get from the riverside up to the ETH, but it's... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Lymond2
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Heidelberg, Germany
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Heidelberg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are only few things left which give you a true "Zurich experience"; the Polybahn is one of them. Less than two minutes to get from the riverside up to the ETH, but it's worth it – cute little waggons, a little anachronism in the middle of an ever-modernizing city. The views from the ETH "Polyterasse" on top are great, and... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a good way to go up the hill and still enjoy a small view to the city. this is also included in the full day ticket for the city's transport system. When you arrive on top of the hill you have the university's sightseeing area which is really good for a photo. On the way down is also... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a short ride up the hill to the university. Part of the standard ZVV transport network (buses, trams and trains) in Zurich, so price is very reasonable. Or covered by your transport card (eg. Zurich card) is you have one. Fully automated. You just wait on the stairs for the car to arrive then board. It is an... More 

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Olonzac, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Your Swiss or Zurich travel pass will cover this trip. A five minute ride up the (steep) hill with good views, gets you to the university level speedily and painlessly. Well worth the trip, even if you don't want to visit the university. Finding the entrance on the Limmatquai is slightly difficult, if you approach it form the wrong direction,... More 

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Hassocks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

A cable hauled tram form the lakeside up the hill which only takes 5 minutes. Great views from the top over the lake and the city centre. Travel cost is included in the one day Zurich travel card - zone 110.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Short Distance brings you to the hill of Zurich where in Zurich Universitat. Nice view on top and free for Swisspass holder.

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West Midlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Take the polybahn for a smooth fast trip up into the hills toward the Dolder - well worth the experience. It does shut in the afternoon at weekends so just check it is operational when you want to travel. The views from up top are well worth the trip.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Via a tour a ride on this was included and what a wonderful short ride it was It went up the hill and took about 6 minutes The view from the top was great and in particular the hotel Make sure you do it

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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Take the Polybahn for a quick ride to the top of the hill if you don't want to wait for trams 6 or 10. It is clean and well maintained and visitors will find it a cute and unique mode of transport.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

This little funicular railway runs from the side of the river/lake to the university. It is included in the all day tram ticket you can buy. A short ride to the top of the hill for views over the town and lake. Only takes five minutes and well worth the trip.

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