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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Uetliberg Mountain and many more Zurich attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Zurich trip website .
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  • Enjoy great views of the city and Lake. The food in the restaurant is good! The connection with the train out of the city and back works reliably "on time" and is the best way to visit the mountain.
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  • To be honest I just viewed the Mountain from nearby but there is a special trip vie public transportation and you can reach its top  more »
  • Each season of the year... in good weather the hike over the ALBIS is worth a trip worth to the aerial cableway to Adliswil. (2-3 hours) In winter, the sled way to recommend is...
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  • Short distance from Zurich, with fast S-Bahn train service, which runs every 30 minutes, and visitors can enjoy excellent scenic view of Zurich. The place is suitable for mountain climbing, picnic, and excellent sight seeing view of Zurich city, Lake, and surrounding Alps mountain series when visitors walk to the observation area. There are a few coffee shops and dining restaurants at the train station, along the mountain roads and observation area [quasi mountain top], although their opening hours are various, and their operating hours in weekends are not uniform and are not clearly stated. There are a few mountain trails with different lengths and height for outdoor activity lover. In April 2018, there's rail track work between last two stops on weekdays, but bus service is provided. Track work is suspended in weekend for normal operation because the place is popular for the weekend same-day visitors.
  • Uetliberg is a small mountain peak just outside the Zurich city borders. The view of Zurich from up here is really amazing both at day and at night. There is a steel tower here as well that can be climbed. There are a couple of hotels and restaurants on the top and it takes approx. 20 minutes to hike up to the peak from the Uetliberg train station.
  • That view is worth the trip and a short hike. I'm sure the longer likes are even better but I was only in Zürich for a long layover. Very very glad I went to Uetliberg.
  • One of my favourite places to visit in Zurich. It is short hike to the top, about an hour but you can also take a train up. Excellent views in any season, reasonably good snow in winter, nice walking paths to many locations, though my favourite is the walk to Felsenegg
  • One of must go places during a short stay in Zurich. However only worth it if the weather is clear. If you have more time, better take a train to some real Alps
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