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Urania Observatory

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For the Observatory, go Thursday - Saturday between 21:00 - 22:00

There are paid public tours given in the evenings (if there is clear weather). Tours on Thursday... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2016
nzwaneveld
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Noord-Scharwoude, The Netherlands
Yet another nice view

It looks like Zurich is loaded with nice high views, be it from church towers, a nearby mountain an... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2015
TheGlacierist
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Windsor, Canada
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Uraniastrasse 9 | Above Jules Verne Panorama Bar, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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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.

8  Thank nzwaneveld
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

Incredible surrounding view of Zurich from the observatory. Bad points where that we had to endure at least an hour of Deutsch explanations of the planets and the sun and moon, with only about 10% of it being translated into english for us. Then at...More

4  Thank Geoniki
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Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

This is the very best tour you can take in Zurich. The guy does it for 26 years and his your is just amazing!

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Reviewed October 19, 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
Reviewed March 30, 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
Reviewed October 28, 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 188hansb
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.

8  Thank nzwaneveld
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.

Thank polinav
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.

2  Thank FrankGeisler
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...More

1  Thank TheGlacierist
Reviewed September 21, 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 July 26, 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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