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UBS Polybahn

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Address: Limmatquai 144, Zurich, Switzerland
Phone Number: 0848988988
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The cutest little funicular that goes up from inside a building (!) near the central station to a beautiful panorama near the university. the ride takes about 3 min, but it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mor R
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Portland, Oregon
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took this up and down. Actually, there was a nice little view of the city center. Up there is the University.

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london
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140 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lovely little historic funicular, very well maintained/restored. The ride itself is very brief and does not offer great views. We didn't have the energy to explore very far at the top. Found a Student Cafeteria with a nice terrace. If there are places to wander at the top then this could be a nice 1-2 hr trip, but I... More 

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Thank djna01
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cutest little funicular that goes up from inside a building (!) near the central station to a beautiful panorama near the university. the ride takes about 3 min, but it is great fun and included in your daily pass for Zurich transport. We enjoyed it a lot!

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Northampton
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40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Funicular Train takes you up the hill for a super view of the Lake and the city below. If you have never been on this kind of train, its a cool thing to tick off the bucket list and won't cost you a fortune. Make sure you don't go on a rainy day. Early morning its less business, sunset... More 

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Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
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41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

well taken care of funicular between Central and ETH, unfortunately the old technique which was man driven can now only be seen in rudimentary pieces at the top station, ever since it was taken over by the scrouching bankers of UBS

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Zurich, Switzerland
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89 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Polyban starts near the main station at Central and takes two minutes to ascend the the terraces of the universities and the wide terraces in front of them. From there, you can get a lovely view of the lake, the old Town and the mountains beyond the city. Great place, if you are in a hurry, to reach quickly... More 

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After watching "The Grand Budapest Hotel," we jumped at the chance to ride a real funicular, which conveniently went from the University down to the Altstadt (old town) and back. We purchased a ZürichCard, with which this short but interesting ride was free.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

A short ride (no more than a minute or so) takes you to the top of the hill for a fairly impressive panoramic view of Zurich’s rooftops. Riding the Polybahn is a pleasant diversion, and you never have to wait more than a few minutes for the next one to arrive.

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55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

It was great fun riding this to Zurich Uni. We bought 24 hour transport ticket which includes all rides in busses trams etc in Zurich. This ticket allows this ride too.

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Vancouver
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23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

The UBS Polybahn (funicular) takes you from the old town up to Zurich University area of the city. Some of the best views of the city. The Polybahn is part of the transportation Zurich system, unlike the funiculars in most cities, it is not just a tourist attraction, it is heavily used by students and other transiting from the lower... More 

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