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 ZÃ¼richberg 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:
Transportation: 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 Time: Polybahn: Monday to Friday 6:45am to 7:15pm.
Rigiblick: Daily 5:20am to 12:40pm