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“Beautiful wooded walks and a stunning view on a clear day”
Review of Uetliberg Mountain

Uetliberg Mountain
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4-Hour Zurich City Tour with Private Guide
Ranked #1 of 236 things to do in Zurich
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

I have been visiting the Uetliberg since I was a child and it has always been a special place for me. On the positive side, the walks in the woods are still beautiful. Even on busier days you can hear the birdsong and when the sun shines, the smell of the pines trees is lovely. The views of the mountains, the lake and the city are fabulous if the weather is clear. The Uetliberg Bahn is still a joy to ride on - and you can board at the main station. The one thing that has changed is the increasing commercialism at the top, where the hotel and restaurant now dominate what was a relaxed, public space. Times change and this may be seen as progress but for me it has tipped the balance. However, nothing can detract from the natural beauty of the woods and the unparalleled views. If you have limited mobility, you may not make it from the train station to the very top as the path is steep and there is no other transport.

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Reviewed April 21, 2014

We walked from the base all the way to the top (about 1 hour). Very nice and beautiful hike. The trails are all marked well with a break about 2/3 of the way up with a playground and picnic area. There are several restaurants at the top (the one by the train stop has free wi-fi) with gorgeous views so long as it isn't too cloudy. All in all, a nice relaxing day which included a little exercise and beautiful landscapes. Recommend it for all.

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Reviewed April 18, 2014

I really appreciated how accessible Uetliberg was form the big city Zurich. On a clear day, the view from the mountain is stunning. Immediately off the train there is a lookout point and small restaurant for those who do not care to walk far. Take a 10 min walk up the slope and you will reach a tall spire and a more exclusive restaurant area.

This is the start of the hiking trails. Be aware of which ones have been marked for bicycles vs walking (the sign posts are very detailed with different icons for each) I took the planetweg (planet walk) aka #47 which took me along the crest of the hill into a small town called Adliswill. You then have to option to turn back to Uetliberg or take transportation back to your destination by way of cable car and train.

From Zurich I took the S10 from Hapbanhof (making sure that the end destination was Uetliberg). RETURN from Adliswil was the S4 (direction of Zurich HB) The trains run approx every half hour and you can see the full schedule on the DB website.

I highly recommend for anyone itching to stretch their legs and experience some of the serene beauty of the Swiss countryside.

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Reviewed April 18, 2014

The 360 view is stunning. There is a short walk from the train station up to the top and then 900m viewing platform if you want to go higher and no entrance fee. There is a café at the train stop.

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Reviewed April 17, 2014

A short train ride (with a seriously steep climb towards the end) out of Zurich HB, this is a great escape from the city for a half-day walk. A short climb from Uitleberg station is a viewing platform (you can see it from the lake side in Zurich, just to the left of the transmission tower) - there are great views across the ciity from here, all the way from the airport to the mountains in the south.

From here follow the trail to Felsenegg, about 1 hr 45 mins along the ridge to the south. Here there's a cable-car that will take you down to Adliswil, and from there it's just a 20 minute train ride back to Zurich. If you're as lucky with the weather as we were you'll have great views all the way.

Just beyond the cable-car station at the top there's a bar/restaurant where you can grab a well-earned beer before heading back to the city.

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