One of my favourite spots in Zurich is the Polybahn, a cable railway that allows to reach ETH terrace (and the University of Zurich) from Central in few minutes. The entrance is just next to Starbucks, behind a big red door.
The wagons with their old style recall a Zurich that no longer exists.
I know, you can take the bus or just climb up the hill on foot but it is not the same. How can I describe the excitement when the little wagon slowly speed up and you see the city from a new prospective, a different angle?
I know, the company is not always the most romantic: nerdy ETH students who laugh loudly and push each other. But you can always look out side and with your Ipod shut the world out.