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Urania Observatory

Uraniastrasse 9 | Above Jules Verne Panorama Bar, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 43 317 16 40
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After being let in we were send away because of overbooking.....very unprofessional....new tickets... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
hansNetherlands
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netherlands
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This place is awesome!!!

The day we visited it was raining so we did not get to see the star but still the observatory is... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Hussain M
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Vancouver, Canada
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19 Oct 2017
“Dissapointed”
30 Mar 2017
“This place is awesome!!!”
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Uraniastrasse 9 | Above Jules Verne Panorama Bar, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Old Town
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+41 43 317 16 40
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

After being let in we were send away because of overbooking.....very unprofessional....new tickets were offered but with any marketing they should be free as we had to take a tram to get here and no refund for that.

1  Thank hansNetherlands
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

The day we visited it was raining so we did not get to see the star but still the observatory is unique and the tour guide is passionate! You can also catch some drink in the bar below it before heading up to see the...More

2  Thank Hussain M
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

Enter through the restaurant. Up the elevator to the bar and observatory floor. Great views late in the day or early evening.

3  Thank Hans B
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Reviewed 16 May 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.

7  Thank nzwaneveld
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Reviewed 22 February 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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Reviewed 30 October 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.

2  Thank FrankGeisler
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Reviewed 8 August 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...More

1  Thank TheGlacierist
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Reviewed 21 September 2014

You get an amazing view of the city from the observatory, even if you don't get too much of a view of the stars due to clouds. They open some nights and give a guided tour and talk of the observatory and let you look...More

3  Thank Claireb82
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

Located at Zurich Central just walking distance Zurich central , you will experience a great panoramic view. i recommend you may try it at the evening time and take some click

1  Thank Sunayan_Pal
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Located in the center of Zurich, high above the restaurant Lips, this place offers a great view at night.

1  Thank SwissSpice
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Guides in the Urania Observatory offer a short introduction to astronomy, introduce the century-old telescope and, on clear nights, offer observations on the planets and stars. (German only). Tours: Thu/Fri/Sat at 9pm... More
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