Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife, Youth and Family
Kid Friendly: No. Children are very welcome. As a matter of fact there is a playground at the top.
Maximum travelers: 8
English (fluent), German (conversational), Italian (conversational)
Zürich's Highest Mountain
A visit by train to Zürich's highest point at over 2, 800 feet for an outstanding view of the city and an opportunity to experience natural Switzerland.
This short trip takes you to one of the best viewpoints of Zürich City, Lake Zürich and the Alps. It is here where the Helvetian tribal people first settled in Zürich. It is also where many people today begin a hike along the Planet Trail. This unique path offers one the chance to learn about the Solar System on an approximately 3 3/4 mile ( 6 kilometers) trail (only if you wish). From Zurich main train station to the top takes about 30 minutes. From the Uetliberg Station we walk about 10 minutes to the top. There we will find an observation tower 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 Üetliberg (approximately 30 minutes)
- Walk 10 minutes to the top
- Climbing to top of Observation Tower is optional
- Taking a walk along the trails is optional
- Stop for a drink or a snack if you wish
- Return to Zürich by train ( approximately 30 minutes)
- If time permits or if you want to spend less time on Üetliberg we could visit some of Zurich's sites
*if you would like to walk the Planet Trail to a Felsenegg. This is an option that would need an additional 1 hour. Please just let me know and I am happy to extend this tour for you.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Zurich Main Train Station or your Hotel in Zürich, if it is centrally located.
End location: Zürich Main Train Station
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
Please keep in mind we are dependent upon the train schedule, which is almost always consistent.
We will utilize the incredible Swiss transit system for our excursion.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
18 CHF - The Zurich Card or approximately 18 CHF are needed for your train fare round trip from Zurich Main Station to Uetliberg. This can also be paid using a credit card.