Space and the study of the heavens is a favorite hobby or study for many people. The discount hotels in Zurich near the Observatory Urania, also known as the Urania Sternwarte, make a great location for travelers to view the night sky as well as take in a guided tour or educational program. Within just a short distance, the family friendly budget hotels near the Observatory Urania in Zurich, can provide easy walking and travel access to this scientific study area. Located by the Lindenhof in the old town area of Zurich, the observation tower and telescope dome is easily visible.
The Observatory Urania, so named for the Greek muse of astronomy, hosts tours that are open to the public. Tours typically include educational information on the various planets and components of the solar system, as well historical aspects of the building itself. First opened on June 15, 1907, the observatory is now surrounded by the city, making it a very visible and highly recognizable landmark from the old town area.