Polyterrasse, Federal Institute of Technology and Zurich University
The Polyterrasse between the ETH and University offers top views over Zurich's old town
The imposing Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) building was constructed in 1864 from plans drawn up by Gottfried Semper. The University of Zurich (UZH) was established 50 years later in an adjacent and no less impressive edifice, visited by over 30,000 workers and students daily.
The Polybahn takes you up from Central to the panorama terrace in front of the main building of the Federal Institute of Technology in just three minutes. Here you enjoy superb views of the city.