Urania ObservatoryCurrently Closed
- Address: Uraniastrasse 9, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: 41-433171640
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Observatory, Family And Kids, Architecture
Urania Observatory - Review
Urania Sternwarte is an open observatory in the Lindenhof quarter of Zurich, Switzerland. Urania's refracting telescope is provided with a Fraunhofer two-lens arrangement of 30 cm gap and central length of 5.05 meters, permitting maximal 600-fold amplification. The observatory offers guided tours – Moon, Solar System objects, stars, star groups, interstellar mists, and cosmic systems – and uncommon occasions for a wide group of onlookers, and additionally unique tours for schools and groups. The site provides a beautiful perspective of the city, Lake Zurich and the Alps. The Urania house has a restaurant and a Bar, as well. In the meantime, its area amidst the city of Zurich is a genuine issue, as light pollution of the city may hamper cosmic views.
Urania Observatory Ticket Prices
- Costs per admission- Adults CHF 15, Adolescents 12 to 16- 10 francs.
- Kulturlegi / hour Ducks- CHF 10, Children 6 to 12- 5 CHF
- Entry is free for children up to six years.
Urania Observatory Opening and Closing Hours
- The tours start at 21.00 clock and take about 1 1/2 hours. The box office opens at 20.45 clock.
How To reach Urania Observatory by Public Transport
- Bahnhofstrasse Station: Trams 3, 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 15 ; Buses N1, N6, N13
Restaurants Near Urania Observatory
- Witschi's Restaurant & Bar – French
- Restaurant and bar on location
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Things to Know Before Visiting Urania Observatory
51.35% of people who visit Zurich include Urania Observatory in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
42.16% of people start their Urania Observatory visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Urania Observatory
54.61% of people prefer walking in order to reach Urania Observatory
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Urania Observatory, Zurich Reviews
Observatory trip only held in German. Bummer for ones who don’t understand it. The entrance to the observatory is through a restaurant below. Elevator’s last stop takes to the observatory and a coffee place beneath. One can go up the elevator and enjoy the view of bahnofstrasse for free.
A great place to learn something about the universe. And in the middle of Zürich
The tour they offer is cool and informative but make sure you go when the sky is really clear.
This is a great place, specially for the kids. We went on a grown-up tour, and it was good - we've seen two stars - the Sun and Arctur, and two planets. The telescope doesn't have an amazing resolution or zoom factor but the way it works is amazing. The whole atmosphere there is awesome. It goes a bit slow, would be great to be able to see more - although I have no idea how much more would be technically possible. The view from there is also great - you see all Zurich actually, in the summer it's still light outside, and when it gets darker the lights are on - and that view is amazing as well. Will definitely come back on kids tour - it is on every first Saturday of the month.
Great view of Zurich old town at night. But tour in German, no English tour otherwise five star review
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