Urania Observatory

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  • Address: Uraniastrasse 9, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
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  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • The tours start at 21.00 clock  and take about 1 1/2 hours. The box office opens at 20.45 clock.

  • Bahnhofstrasse Station: Trams 3, 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 15 ; Buses N1, N6, N13

  • Witschi's Restaurant & Bar – French
  • Restaurant and bar on location 

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  • Urania Observatory Address: Uraniastrasse 9, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
  • Urania Observatory Contact Number: 41-433171640
  • Urania Observatory Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Urania Observatory Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Urania Observatory(preferred time): 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Urania Observatory: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 23.09% of people who visit Zurich include Urania Observatory in their plan

  • 58.75% of people start their Urania Observatory visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Urania Observatory

Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

57.14% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Urania Observatory

People normally club together Limmat River and Lindenhofplatz while planning their visit to Urania Observatory.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • 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.

  • Such a nice and intresting place.

  • 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.

  • Very cool place!

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