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Uetliberg

It is a 869 meter peak in the Swiss plateau where a panoramic observation of the city of Zurich is possible.

At the top one can find a hotel called "Uto Kulm" with a restaurant and several rooms to be rented.

There are two towers available, one for public observation, and another one (187 meters above ground) for TV and radio transmissions.

Uto Kulm   Uetliberg Tower TV

A railroad station near the top is connected to Zurich Hauptbahnhof (the city's main train station) by the S10 train service departing every half hour (or sooner).

For one adult, a train ticket from Zurich City up to Uetliberg costs 8.60 CHF one-way (1 hour valability) or 17.20 CHF (24 hours valability). Children up to 16 years benefit from discounts.

The straightest path by foot (Denzlerweg) is starting from the end of tram line 13 (Albisguetli) and takes about 60 minutes to the top. In some places it has an inclination of up to 30-35 degrees.

It's possible to take a mountain bike route which starts at the TV tower and then drops 350 meters in altitude down to the Triemli station.

From the top, one can observe most of the Zurich city, the lake and its boat cruises as well as some of the highway infrastructure merging into the city traffic.

Zurich Uetliberg Panorama 1   Zurich Uetliberg Panorama 2

A foot trip is possible from Uetliberg to Felsenegg (about 5 kilometers). It includes a simulation of our Solar System at scale (1 to 1 billion) including models of the Sun and of our planets. From Felsenegg an aerial cablecar descends into Adliswil (which is connected to Zurich HB by train S4).

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