Uetliberg Mountain
Uetliberg Mountain
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  • JaniO
    393 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to hike!
    Enjoyed breathtaking views of Zürich and the Alps from the Uetliberg in April 2023. There was light rain and an overcast during my visit. The Top of Zürich observation platform is a short walk from Uetliberg station. There is a hotel and café nearby. The fee to pass through the turnstile gate to go up the tower is two francs (coins or card). A hike from this part of the Uetliberg to Felsenegg is probably less than two hours.
    Visited April 2023
    Written May 13, 2023
  • Jon F
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful views and a pleasant hike
    For those who enjoy non-strenuous hiking and spectacular views, this is a must-see day trip. We took the train from the city, and then hiked to the Felsenegg cable car. It was a few hours walk, with only mild changes in elevation and non-treacherous ground, offering several views of the Lake and surrounding countryside. The cable car itself is one where everyone is packed in, so do not plan on taking pictures unless you are in the front. It finished in Adiswil, a small village with some pleasant houses but no 'attractions', and then we took the train back to Zurich. A 24 hour ticket covers the trains and cable car inexpensively
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 2, 2023
  • JP
    Raleigh, North Carolina47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views
    Overall a great experience! It is very easy to get to from Zurich mainstation (essentially just go to platform 21 or 22 and the train leaves about every 20-30 min). We went twice because the first time it was very cloudy and we couldn’t see anything. Give it some time though, a lot of the times in the late morning (10am-11am when the sun comes out) it will clear up! There are plenty of places to get water, coffee, beer, wine, mixed drinks, etc. There is a lot of seating at the top. It’s about a 15 min walk and benches to sit on throughout if you need to rest. There are many other more challenging trails to try also if you wish! There is a restaurant at the top I believe you have to make reservations for but the kiosk with pastries and street food was great! The hillz restaurant/ cafe at the bottom of the hill (where the train comes in and out) was also great! A must do, especially on a good weather day in Zurich.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 24, 2023
  • rena21
    137 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a lovely Alpine experience
    Thanks to Jon F's review, we took the walk to the Feldenegg Cable car. Made use of the 24 hour ticket to take the train from Zurich Bahnhof to the top of the mountain. It departs every half hour and takes 20 minutes. After exploring the mountain area, we set out on well -marked paths to the cable car. There are a few stops along the way and we chose one for cake and coffee. It was sunny with fresh mountain air, great views, dark forests, goats with cow bells, quiet hikers and bicyclists, and tranquility. At the cable car terminus, there's an easy walk to the train back to Zurich. A perfect day of Alpine delight. Highly recommended.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 22, 2023
  • Jan S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views on a clear day!
    Amazing views and good facilities at the top. We caught the tram up and then walked back down into Zurich. The walk is very steep, so don’t think it’s an easy amble! We enjoyed it - but underestimated the number of steps and gradient!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 12, 2024
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charlene_veverka
Wilton, Australia339 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Great morning trip up the mountain - 30 minutes train ride and then approx 15 minutes walk up the hill. Different lookout points from the base as well as the lookout tower which has different information on various directions you at viewing from.

You can walk some other trails as well if you want to spend a half day with your own lunch or there is a small cafe by the train station. Enjoyed visiting here as you can get a nice view of the Swiss Alps on a clear day and if you go early, you can pretty much beat the crowds which makes the visit even nicer.

Would recommend.
Written February 2, 2020
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Jon F
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
For those who enjoy non-strenuous hiking and spectacular views, this is a must-see day trip. We took the train from the city, and then hiked to the Felsenegg cable car. It was a few hours walk, with only mild changes in elevation and non-treacherous ground, offering several views of the Lake and surrounding countryside. The cable car itself is one where everyone is packed in, so do not plan on taking pictures unless you are in the front. It finished in Adiswil, a small village with some pleasant houses but no 'attractions', and then we took the train back to Zurich. A 24 hour ticket covers the trains and cable car inexpensively
Written August 2, 2023
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JP
Raleigh, NC47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Overall a great experience! It is very easy to get to from Zurich mainstation (essentially just go to platform 21 or 22 and the train leaves about every 20-30 min). We went twice because the first time it was very cloudy and we couldn’t see anything. Give it some time though, a lot of the times in the late morning (10am-11am when the sun comes out) it will clear up! There are plenty of places to get water, coffee, beer, wine, mixed drinks, etc. There is a lot of seating at the top. It’s about a 15 min walk and benches to sit on throughout if you need to rest. There are many other more challenging trails to try also if you wish! There is a restaurant at the top I believe you have to make reservations for but the kiosk with pastries and street food was great! The hillz restaurant/ cafe at the bottom of the hill (where the train comes in and out) was also great! A must do, especially on a good weather day in Zurich.
Written September 24, 2023
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CatherineBH
San Diego, CA327 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
We hiked approximately 11.5 miles roundtrip from Zurich City Center to Uetliberg. It was worth the visit and had amazing views of the city and the alps along the way. We had coffee and snack in a restaurant at the top. Walking up the tower was worthwhile though it was very windy when we went since there was a storm coming.
Written March 5, 2022
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Sarah G
Hertfordshire, UK400 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
This is a must see when visiting Zurich - the views are amazing get to see all over Zurich. Its quite a short steep walk up to the top - defiantly recommend on a clear day to get the best views. There is a restaurant on the top of the mountain with beautiful scenery. Once your at the top there is a observation tower which you can pay 2 Francs per person to go up the top (its a automatic machine/ turnstile) they accept contactless payment. Its very high up and get very very windy. I would recommend seeing and climbing to the top of the mountain.
Written March 19, 2022
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Viola
Zurich, Switzerland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
So worth it. Also near by are some restaurants where you can have a meal or a drink while enjoying the view. There are quite many spots. Some are easy to reach (600 meters from the train station) but you can also go for a 4:30h hike if you want to. (Every route is signposted)
Written July 23, 2020
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Sam W
40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
This is by far one of the best places I’ve been too for views. Recommend going at sunset it was beautiful on a clear day with no clouds. Could see all of Zurich city as well as the Swiss Mountains. It was so easy to get too, 20 minute train ride from Zurich then 10 minute walk up to the top. There’s lots of seating areas overlooking the views, I could of stayed up there for hours it was so mesmerising. If visiting Zurich I could not suggest this place enough.
Written February 17, 2023
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JaniO
US393 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Enjoyed breathtaking views of Zürich and the Alps from the Uetliberg in April 2023. There was light rain and an overcast during my visit. The Top of Zürich observation platform is a short walk from Uetliberg station. There is a hotel and café nearby. The fee to pass through the turnstile gate to go up the tower is two francs (coins or card). A hike from this part of the Uetliberg to Felsenegg is probably less than two hours.
Written May 13, 2023
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Denise L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
Beautiful place to visit and easily accessible without having to book a tour. We added 2 zones to our Zurich pass so we could meet requirements, very cheap. The S10 line is closed for the summer 2022 so had to take bus but worth the trip.
Written June 15, 2022
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L🌍🌲
Amsterdam, The Netherlands42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
One of my favourite moments when exploring Zürich. I would definitely recommend visiting Uetliberg, if you have the chance. Took the bus (the train line was closed) which was included in the Zürich card, up the mountain. After a short hike you arrive at the lookout point. It cost around 2CHF/euro to go all the way up on the observation tower, you can pay with coins or card. Hiked the way down towards the Albisgüetli parkplatz which was very great for a beginner.
Written December 19, 2022
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