Uetliberg, Zürich

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    Uetliberg

    by Subria Updated Feb 11, 2006

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    If you are in Zurich you have to visit the Uetliberg. It is just a 20-minute train ride from the central station, there are two trains every hour until midnight. From the top station it is a short walk to Uto Kulm where you have a great view. There are also a hotel and a restaurant, in summer there is a cinema. You can climb a small tower to have a better view.
    If you want to take a walk there are a lot of trails, for example it is about 2 hours to Felsenegg, where you can take a cable car to Adliswil and a train back to Zurich.

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    Top of Zurich

    by barbskie Updated Nov 27, 2010

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    The best viewing point that offers panoramic views around Zurich city and suburbs with its lake and alpine peaks as backdrop. Here you can see some of Bruno Weber's masterworks....his own creation of sculptures. Uetliberg is Zurich's very own local mountain. A must visit if you are in Zurich. Zurich Card is valid here.
    Please check my Transportation tip in my Zurichpage.

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    Pride of Zurich

    by Dyesebel Updated Oct 8, 2006

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    Heavily forested mountain overlooking Zurich Lake and the city!Ideal for hikers.You'll also get a chance to walk through a model of solar system from Uetliberg Station to Felsenegg.And from there you take a Gondola through the Sihltal valley to Adliswil.

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    Take a trip to the top at Uetliberg

    by littlesam1 Updated Jan 30, 2004

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    Uetilberg is about a ten or fifteen minute train ride out of Zurich into the mountains surrounding the city. Uetilberg itself is not fascinating. There is a small restaurant at the train stop and a limited view of the valley. Its the trails at Uetilberg that make it worth your time to take the trip. There are several trails that go up into the mountains. At the end of one of the trails is Uto Klum. This is a wonderful restaurant with a view of Zurich that is unbelievable.

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    Strange Moose at Uetilberg

    by littlesam1 Updated Oct 20, 2003

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    As I mentioned earlier on this page, I love bizarre street art. And these deer with the lighted antlers are definately bizarre street art. They mark the trail leading to Uto Klum. I did not think it would be a very classy place with all of these deer lighting the way. I was in for a surprise. The restaurant Uto Klum is probably the nicest restaurant we went to on the entire Swiss trip. It is pricey. But the food is excellent. And you can eat on a mountainside and look down at the entire city of Zurich below you.

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    Up to Uetliberg

    by davesut Updated Oct 31, 2008

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    Many people take this trip and here is my take on Uetliberg.Here is our trip - Train from Zurich central, change and take the tram up to Uetliberg, lunch at the top, walk for absolutely ages and get cable car down before tram and train back home.

    The views at the restaurant are spectacular but the walk itself does not look over Zurichsee much

    I'm not sure I would recommend the walk that we did and it is marketed as a 3.5 km bike ride on the website but it seemed like much more. That said we did have children in toe and it would be fine for older ones.

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    Incredible views and a good work-out

    by T-and-K Updated Feb 11, 2012

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    ��etliber at night

    We walked all the way from Zürichsee to the top of Üetliberg. It took quite a long time and it was very steep but that was half of the fun. The view was incredible! Also the restaurant up at the mountain was very good (only had wine and snacks, though). Don't miss this wonderful place, especially at sunset!

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    Üetliberg - our house mountain

    by yumyum Written Oct 4, 2002

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    From the end of the railway walk up to the "Top of Zürich" from where there is a great view! If you are a walker then you can walk up and down the mountain using a variety of paths. If you don't know your way around then it's best to start from "Triemli" station.

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    Go up Uetliberg...obviously!

    by leics Updated Dec 24, 2013

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    That is, assuming the weather is reasonable. If you only want the views...and they are superb....I think there would be little point in going up Zurich's very own little mountain on a less-than-clear day.

    But if you want to walk, it's excellent in any sort of weather (barring torrential rain, I suppose). There are lots of potential trails and hikes leading to and from the summit and onwards too.

    Uetliberg is exceptionally easy to access, with a train taking you upwards from the Hauptbahnhof (and other stations along the way) to the summit station. It's Europe's steepest 'ordinary' train track, apparently. The S10 train leaves roughly every 30 minutes; you can find info on www.zvv.ch

    When I visited in May 2013 work on the station meant that the train terminated a few hundred metres lower than usual but it wasn't a major problem. The walk up from the station is fairly straightforward and not particularly strenuous, taking around 10 minutes.

    Although there is a hotel stuck right on the top it's not too intrusive and does not interfere with the views. There's also a 72 metre viewing tower to get even higher....I didn't bother, but lots of people did.

    I was entranced by the sound of alpenhorn which drifted around me as I gazed across the city, the lake and the distant mountains...and eventually traced the source. A couple of people had travelled up on the train with me (alpenhorn must come to pieces, as their instrument bags were quite small) and I discovered them practising on a small hillock almost completely surrounded by trees. I can assume they were trying not to annoy the neighbours where they lived but crikey..it was a highly evocative sound! You can hear it in my video here

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    Hike or take train up to Uetliberg

    by lee.evelyn Written Apr 19, 2011

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    View toward the city of Zurich from Uetliberg
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    Hike up to Uetliberg from Tram end station Triemli or take the tram up and walk down - it is a beautiful walk through the forest and no longer than one hour at a leisurely pace.

    With your Zurich card you will receive a free drink in the Restaurant Uto Kulm on top of Uetliberg with any food ordered - we only took a mixed salad and a sandwich - you do not need to oder a full meal.

    There is a tower on top of the hill and if you are free of vertigo (which I am not this tower sways a little bit when it is windy) you can walk up to the top of it and get an even better view

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    Wonderful view of Zurich

    by pakistanibrain Written Dec 15, 2005

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    It's quite difficult to go to the top of Uetliberg by car, but there is a direct train connection from Zurich Main Station to Uetliberg.

    The view from up there is beautiful. You can see the city, the mountains in the background and the Lake Zurich in all it's might.

    Tip for couples: Go there slightly before sunset. ;)

    The restaurant on top of Zurich is also very good, but quite expensive.

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    Uetliberg - breathtaking views of Lake Zurich

    by aukahkay Written Feb 7, 2006

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    Panoramic view of Lake Zurich from Uetliberg
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    Having time to spare in Zurich, I joined an excursion to Uetliberg from the travel agent at the main railway station. It took me up to Uetliberg, where it was snowing and from where I had a wonderful panoramic view of Lake Zurich and Zurich.

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    Uetliberg

    by Bigs Updated Aug 30, 2003

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    The hike along the ridge

    The highest point in the city! You get an incredible view over the Alps from there. There is a lovely scenic hiking route from Adliswil to the Uetliberg. It takes about 2 hours along the ridge. If you are interested I have put all those lovely pics in my Adliswil travelogues.

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    The train to Uetliberg

    by american_tourister Written May 25, 2005

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    It was really, really cold that day!

    Worth the day trip. You take a train from the central train station and then climb up the trail to the top of the mountain overlooking Zurich. The view is breathtaking and the train ride has terriffic vistas.

    Once you get there you can take a map from that train station and walk for miles and miles. It is quite invigorating.

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    Sledging

    by Glitzerkitty Written Jun 8, 2005

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    My friend on the top of Uetliberg

    Yes, it may seem unreal to think of Zurich as a sledging sort of place but believe me, we did it. You take the Uetlibergbahn up to the last stop (it departs 06 and 36 past on Track 2 in the Hauptbahnhof), walk up the hill a bit and hey presto, there's the sledgerun.

    DO NOT decide to walk up to the Hotel Kulm and sledge from there because, well, the poor people walking will not be impressed if you slam into them. Trust me, I'm often one of them and have been slammed into, I still have the scars. Luckily, we don't believe in suing people for stuff around here.

    The run takes you down to the Triemli stop, where you are all set to go back up.

    The downside is that there is very seldom enough snow for this, we went maybe 4 times this winter. And there is no sledge rental. But most Swiss people have them so if you're staying with friends, ask them nicely for their "Davoser".

    There is a phone number where one can inquire the sledge run's status, it is, however, in German though.
    The number is 0800588588

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