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Urania Observatory

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Address: Uraniastrasse 9, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Phone Number: 01/211-65-23
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Super view of Zurich

the Urania Obersvatory has a super view over Zurich. Best time is for a Cocktail in the evening before dinner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
vprunner11
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the Urania Obersvatory has a super view over Zurich. Best time is for a Cocktail in the evening before dinner.

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

There are paid public tours given in the evenings (if there is clear weather). Tours on Thursday - Saturday evenings 21:00 - 22:00 hrs. The telescope is a two lens system allowing for 600-fold magnification. Interesting to visit.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

the views from Urania observatory are unbelievable, the whole Zurich opens up under your feet - easy to get to by tram.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

They serve a wide range of drinks and beverages. I especially appreciate the variety of gins. The view is great if the sight is clear. Better be there early, it gets very crowded past 9!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

The view is great, nice coffee, friendly staff. Lıttle bıt difficult to fınd the entrance,as you have to get in and take the elevator after cross a ground floor restaurant restaurant.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We came as part of a larger group and received an interesting show with plenty of astronomy explanations. All instruments and the complete observatory are in great conditions - despite it was already built around 1901.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a nice place to have a panoramic view of the city of Zürich. Just under the observatory there is a bar, and you can see the city from there. To go up to the bar, you will need to go through the Brasserie and to take the elevator. Enjoy a drink and the view, it's worth it. During... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

It looks like Zurich is loaded with nice high views, be it from church towers, a nearby mountain an here an observatory. It is difficult to find the entrance but with some help from locals things work. However, I think high views of Zurich tend to become repetitive after trying them from different locations.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

If you are tourist it might be hard to find the entrance of the observatory and Jules Verne bar for the first time. I tried to went there inside the building, there were other tourist people like me looking for the entrance. I realized that the main entrance was from inside the restaurant at the ground floor of the building... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We went to Urania Sternwarte on a saturday evening to have some drinks in the bar on top. It was crowded and seats were limited. But that is something you should expect and be aware of when going to this place. The drinks were served immediately. They were good, nothing to complain. The view is amazing! For sure, not my... More 

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