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Urania Observatory

Uraniastrasse 9, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 43 317 16 40
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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
Top view of Zurich

Go in the evening to the Urania Observatory for a drink and you will have one ob the best views... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
vprunner11
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Zurich, Switzerland
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30 Mar 2017
“This place is awesome!!!”
1 Mar 2017
“Top view of Zurich”
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Uraniastrasse 9, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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+41 43 317 16 40
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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

Thank Hussain M
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Go in the evening to the Urania Observatory for a drink and you will have one ob the best views over Zurich.

1  Thank vprunner11
Reviewed 28 October 2016

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

2  Thank Hans B
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.

6  Thank nzwaneveld
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.

Thank polinav
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
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
Reviewed 8 December 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...More

3  Thank Lalilalaaa
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
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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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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