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UBS Polybahn

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Neighbourhood: Old Town
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Address: Limmatquai 144, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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My way up to the University office

I first used the Polybahn to get uphill to the University of Zurich's admin office in order to register my membership as a foreign alumnus. Believe me, an average Singaporean... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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64 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I first used the Polybahn to get uphill to the University of Zurich's admin office in order to register my membership as a foreign alumnus. Believe me, an average Singaporean needs SERIOUS adjustment whenever there's a need to climb uphill. So this was sort of my cheat-way uphill. This is a cute ride. I like to stand on the front... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ride lasts for about 2-3 minutes. The coach has about 10 seating places and an outside deck for standing. It connects the Limmatquai street and the Zurich university. Overall, it was an interesting experience (and also a quick way to climb that hill :)).

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MUMBAI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Amazing ride to the university of zurich in the single coach train that is now operated by UBS. This is very close to the zurich main station. (Tram station - Central). Over the top you get amazing view of the city of Zurich..

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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Polybahn links central Zurich with the university and spares people the steep climb for a small fee. It hasn't got heating but you don't want to take off your coat for the short ride. The view from the upper station over Zurich is quite nice sif there is some spare time go and have a ride.

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Winterthur, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

since my studies 40 years ago in Zurich i MUST ride this little train when coming to Zurich. I love to ride outside on a platform. The train starts out of a business house, crosses a busy road immeditately and reaches its top destination within very few minutes: so hurry up to enjoy the ride!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Pleasant ride to viewpoint over Zurich oldtown close to university of Zurich.Short journey in traditional funicular avoids lengthy stairway

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Hi, this is a short link to the student centre overlooking the city. It is free if you have the day tram ticket which is essential to get around anyway.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Polybahn is good to get up the mountain quickly but it also reminds you of another time (some 100 years ago). It is comparable to cable car to Rigiblick or Dolder car. Worth to do at least one...

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

As part of our day pass on the trams, we tried out the UBS Polybahn. Really cute red tram that takes you up the slope for a nice view of Zurich rooftops. Total trip is about 1 minute long.

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Heidelberg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

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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