Zürich Felsenegg Excursion

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Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Nature and Wildlife, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: No. This is a fun family excursion and easy for those with strollers as well.

Friendly: No.
There is a 10 minute walk uphill from the Aldiswil train station to the cable car station. At the top it is your choice to walk, but if you would like to go to the restaurant which provides exceptional views, it is about a 5 minute walk of gentle hills.

Maximum travelers: 8



English (fluent), German (conversational), Italian (conversational)

Cable Car Ride to Felsenegg from Zürich

This short trip takes you to one of the best viewpoints of Zürich City, Lake Zürich and the Alps. Felsenegg stands at 2, 624 feet above sea level and is the only aerial cable car operating in the Canton of Zürich.
I invite you to join me on this three hour excursion leaving from Zurich main train station. We will begin with a fifteen minute train ride to Aldiswil. From there we will walk about ten minutes to the Felsenegg cable car station. The funicular ride to the top takes about 6 minutes and offers numerous hiking or walking trails as well as a restaurant. While at the top we can take a walk, have a drink and snack or just enjoy the views. We will spend about an hour at the top before heading back to the city. It is an easy and fun way to experience Natural Switzerland.


- Train from Zürich Main Station to Aldiswil
- Walk 10 minutes to Funicular station
- Ride Funicular to top of Felsenegg
- Take a walk along the trails
- Stop for a drink or a snack at a restaurant with views of Lake Zürich
- Return to Zürich by Funicular and train
- If time permits or if you want to spend less time at Felsenegg we could visit some of Zurich's sites

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We will meet under the giant blue angel at Zürich's main train station. If your hotel is centrally located I can meet you there and we can travel to the main station together.

End location: We finish right where we started at Zürich's main train station.

Duration: 3 hours

If you choose or the weather decides for you, that you do not want to spend an hour at the top. We can shorten our time and return to Zürich City for a few highlights of the town.


We will take the incredible and relaxing Swiss transportation system.

What’s Included

A guide through the Swiss transport system to Felsenegg from Zürich and return to the Zürich Main Station. This comes with an abundance of information on Zürich and Switzerland delivered with a smile.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

18 CHF - The transportation costs are additional, so you will need local cash, Swiss Franks,
or credit card to buy your tickets. If you have the Zürich Card there is no need to pay for tickets.

What’s Extra

Cost of transfer and a snack, if you choose to have something to eat or drink. Your train and cable car fare is approximately 18CHF per person.


I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver. Swiss cities are compact and easy to navigate on foot or by public transport!

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