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Price & Hours

Free
24/7 daily

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Hiking, Natural Wonders, Recreation, Free Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
4.6

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  • 5.0Value
  • 4.5Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

Standing an impressive 2,858 feet above sea level, Uetliberg Mountain offers some of the best views of Zurich and the surrounding Alps. Once at the top, travelers will find multiple trails for hiking, biking and sledding. Paragliding at the mountain's peak is another popular pastime here.

Though traveling to and from this local attraction will set you back about an hour, visitors rave about Uetliberg Mountain's stunning views and superb hiking paths. For an educational twist on your average hike, take the mountain's Path of the Planets, which is designed to mimic the sizes of and distances between the solar system's planets. The trail stretches between Uetliberg and Felsenegg mountains and takes about two hours to complete.

The easiest and most convenient way to get to Uetliberg Mountain, which sits less than 5 miles southwest of the city center, is by train (cars are not allowed on the mountain). A direct train departs from Hauptbahnhof station every 30 minutes on weekdays and every 20 minutes on weekends. Round-trip train tickets cost 17.20 Swiss francs (about $18) for adults and 8.60 francs (roughly $9) for kids ages 6 to 16. Train travel is free for visitors with Zurich Cards. In addition to the mountain's outdoor activities, travelers will find restrooms, a restaurant and a hotel on-site. The mountain itself is free to visit 24 hours a day. Find out more about Uetliberg's amenities on the mountain's website.

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#1 Lake Zurich (Zurichsee)

Backing lower Lake Zurich is a tangle of parks and gardens, collectively known as the lake promenade, that make for a picturesque place to spend an afternoon. And in warm weather, the lake is peppered with boats, while the banks are filled with picnickers and sunbathers. If you're a jogger, the area is also one of Zurchers' favorite places to pound the ground.

For some of the best views of Zurich and the nearby Alps, travelers suggest taking a boat ride on the lake. One-and-a-half-hour boat tours are available throughout the year and are free for Zurich Card holders.

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