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Polybahn and Rigiblick Funiculars

Trains, buses, trams and bikes are common ways of getting around Zurich. To get above the bustling streets and cobbled walkways, hop onto either the Polybahn or Rigiblick Funicular for panoramic views of the city and Lake Zurich. The traditional Polybahn was first opened in 1889 to solve the transport problem of students travelling from central Zurich to the University of Technology, which is situated on the towering Zürichberg hill. Recently renovated, the Polybahn has maintained its classic Swiss appearance and continues to haul students and tourists to the Polyterasse viewpoint. Serving an attractive neighbourhood north of Zurich, the Rigiblick Funicular rewards travellers with a sweeping panoramic view of the city and the unmistakable Mount Rigi (1797m).

Address: Polybahn: Central station (Hauptbahnhof). Rigiblick: Seilbahn

Transport: Polybahn: Tram 3, 4, 6, 7, 10 and 15 to Central tram stop on other side of the Limmat river from the main station. Rigiblick: Tram 9 or 10 to Seilbahn Rigiblick

Opening times: Polybahn: Monday to Friday 6:45am to 7:15pm. Rigiblick: Daily 5:20am to 12:40pm