Uetliberg is Zurich’s very own “mountain”, from where you have beautiful views of the city and lake – and perhaps even a glimpse of the Alps.
On a clear day, there’s no better place in Zurich to check out the alps than Uetliberg. It’s a short train ride from town then a short walk up to the viewpoint. There’s a small playground next to the train stop and a cafe at the viewpoint. It’s an easy choice for visitors where you don’t have time or energy to drive all the way to the mountains.
At 871 metres above sea level, Uetliberg towers over the rooftops of Zürich. The mountain affords an impressive panoramic view of the city, the lake and the Alps.
The Uetliberg is particularly popular in November, as its summit is often above the blanket of fog that can cover the city at this time of year. In the winter, the hiking trails to the summit are converted into sledding runs.
In summer, there’s plenty to discover on well-marked hiking routes, a mountain bike route, and on the Planet Trail. This two-hour walk from Uetliberg to Felsenegg (Adliswil) takes you on a fascinating tour through a model of our solar system.
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Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Its cities contain landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge.
The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and chocolate are world renowned.
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