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“Best sights of Zurich and some hicking if you like walk” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Uetliberg

Uetliberg
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Uetliberg
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Portugalete, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best sights of Zurich and some hicking if you like walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

The mountain is very nice. 2h to go up and down. Excellent views of Zurich. The walk very easy and no hard, less than 1h walking up.

Visited August 2013
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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“Great walking and lovely views of Zurich.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

So close to Zurich, this is a great little taste of the mountains if you can't get any further out of town.
Right at the top is a sitting area and an expensive restaurant. You can of course bring your own picnic. The train runs almost to the top so if you have mobility issues or just don't like walking it doesn't have to be too taxing.

Visited July 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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“City overview”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

I'll try to add to others recent comments: If, like me, you like to have a good spatial perspective on things, including about the entire northeast 1/4 of Switzerland, where Zurich is located in relation to key geological features, and how the town is laid out in relation to the airport, lake, etc. this is a great place to visit. It is also free if you use your Zurich Card and don't purchase food or drink at the top. We came after a boat tour of the lake on the first day of our visit to Zurich and loved the experience. The walk from the train is about 700 meters until the track work is finished. If that sounds like a lot of uphill walking, you might be encouraged that the return is downhill the whole way!

Visited July 2013
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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“Picturesque view, but wear good shoes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

From Uetliberg theres a beautiful unobstructed view of Zürich and Lake Zürich and it is just amazing.
They were doing construction on the train lines there, so we were dropped of a bit further down the mountain and the walk could be grueling if youre a bad walker as it is uphill almost all the way, but the view is definitely worth it. It is pictureesque with the city, the lake and the snow covered mountains as a backdrop.

Visited June 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“One of the best things to do in Zurich when weather is right”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

Any time I am in Zurich, if the sky is clear I make a point of hiking up to the top of Uetliberg. The tower has by far the best view, day or night, of the city and Canton of Zurich. When the air is particularly clear you can get the best view of the Alps from anywhere in the Zurich canton (although places like Jungfraujoch near Interlaken give much better mountain views overall. At any rate, by foot you can take Tram 13 to the last stop (Albisguetli) and then continue up the street to the hiking trail (follow yellow signs to Uetliberg), but this is a very steep hike and should take ~40-60 minutes for someone of average to above-average fitness. NOT a "family hike" to be taken with children. Alternately, you can take the S-10 train from Station "Selnau" toward Uetliberg, getting off at the very last stop and following the road to the top. Highly recommend it if you have a free afternoon in Zurich and the weather is nice. Uto Kulm has "Zurich-Reasonable" prices for beers and other drinks, but don't expect any bargains.

Visited June 2013
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