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Uetliberg Mountain, Zurich

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Scale Uetliberg Mountain to admire Switzerland's largest city and its location on the edge of the Alps. At 869 m (2,851 ft) tall, the small mountain rises above the city and is easily accessible from Zurich. Take a short ride on the train to just below the summit, where you can continue your ascent on foot. The mountain is popular for hiking and mountain biking as well as sledding, depending on the season. For the best views, climb to the top of the lookout tower. Arrange your visit to Uetliberg Mountain and discover more family-friendly attractions in Zurich using our Zurich vacation route planner.
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  • This is a nice 1.5 hours walk from the cable-car station of Felsenegg to the Uetliberg peak overlooking the city - from where you can take the train back to Zürich city center. But before, you can hav...  more »
  • Easily reached by train from Zurich HB. Lovely playground for kids before walking up to viewpoints. Nice views of city and lake. Also opportunity to climb up large viewing structure but didn't because...  more »
  • This is a great place to view some amazing panoramas!! You can see so much from the top of the mountain, down Lake Zurich and into the countryside. There are several different hiking paths to take - w...  more »

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