- Type: Hiking, Recreation
- Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day
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According to experts, you can reach Uetliberg from Zürich Hauptbahnhof in about 20 or 30 minutes (aboard the S10 train). Travel reviewers say you won't be disappointed by the view; at 2,875 feet above sea level and just a 10-minute walk from the station, Uetliberg affords a sweeping panorama of the city and the surrounding Alps. You'll also find a restaurant, a playground for the kiddos and numerous hiking trails. And if that isn't enough, you can meander the Planetenweg (planet walk), an eight-mile walk along a scaled-down model of the solar system -- from the sun to Pluto.
Travelers recommend the mountaintop Uto Kulm restaurant, but they suggest making a reservation; they also say the menu prices are a bit high. Lastly, if you're part of a couple and are interested in a romantic view, you might want visit slightly before sunset.