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Urania Observatory

Uraniastrasse 9, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 43 317 16 40
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Located in the center of Zurich, high above the restaurant Lips, this place offers a great view at... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2014
Zurich, Switzerland
what a panorama

the bar on top is very small, but a very lovely place to have one of the best panoramas over... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2014
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
Old Town
+41 43 317 16 40
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

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

1  Thank SwissSpice
Reviewed 14 May 2014

the bar on top is very small, but a very lovely place to have one of the best panoramas over zürich. go there during day as its really overcrowded with after-work guests.

2  Thank toastbrotch
Reviewed 22 March 2014

Enjoy watching the moon at the Urania Sternwarte or have a great view on the city and the lake from the Jules Verne Bar on the top floor! Enjoy a nice drink.

3  Thank Michael375
Reviewed 7 June 2013

The Observatory is very close to the town's main street, Bahnhofstrasse. It offers an amazing view of the town and a decent cup of coffee with pastry. Recommended to all tourists visiting Zurich for the 1st time.

3  Thank Zurich71
Reviewed 13 March 2013

Cocktails and panorama are a great combo and this is quiet lovely, but often packed. The restaurant downstairs is not worth a second look as the service and arrogant staff make it a very unpleasant experience.

2  Thank Natalie F
Reviewed 23 November 2012

The observatory in the middle of the city is not the best place to see stars but if you are able to join a tour you get a lot of interesting information on the historic building and observatory. After the tour don't miss taking a...More

1  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 5 November 2012

A must see site in Zurich after a nice dinner at Brasserie Lipp and a drink at the Jules Verne. The scenery over Zurich is just splendid from the top! Don't forget your camera!

1  Thank SushiTrotter
Reviewed 16 July 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

3  Thank Geoniki
Reviewed 12 July 2012

I was lucky enough to be in a small group that was given a private tour. From the scientific point of view the middle of a city is the last place you want to have an observatory. But for the inhabitants of and visitors to...More

Thank MartinW_Dublin
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Worth a visit for every youngster. I dont know any other place that allows you to look through a 20 ton telescope and see Venus, Mars and Saturn. During summer the show goes on till quite late (past 10pm) to eat and go.

3  Thank Navin A
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Where can I buy tickets online for the evening tours
13 August 2016|
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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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