Enjoy Zürich's hiking and natural paradise that boasts parks, public gardens, natural wonders such as the Uetliberg, Zürich’s local mountain, boat trips/cruises on Lake Zürich, and hiking excursions to lakes and rivers, through forests, and over hill and dale.
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At 2850 feet above sea level, Uetliberg towers over the rooftops of Zürich. The mountain affords… more
The mountain affords an impressive panoramic view of the city, the lake and the Alps.
The Uetliberg is particularly popular in November, as its summit is often above the blanket of fog that can cover the city at this time of year. In the winter, the hiking trails to the summit are converted into sledding runs.
In summer, there’s plenty to discover on well-marked hiking routes, a mountain bike route, and on the Planet Trail. This hour-and-a-half to two-hour walk from Uetliberg to Felsenegg (Adliswil) takes you on a fascinating tour through a model of our solar system.
The S10 service of the Sihltal Zürich Uetliberg Bahn SZU railway, Europe’s steepest normal-gauge adhesion railway, runs from Zürich Main Station to Uetliberg Station, a ten-minute walk from the summit.
Price for the 4-zone ticket:
Adults: CHF 16 / Children: CHF 8
Free ride with the ZürichCARD.
Further information at www.zvv.ch
You have the possibility of climbing to the top of Uetliberg mountain (approx. 1 hour):
- The varied Denzlerweg leads almost straight up from Albisguetli (last stop on the number 13 tram line) to the summit.
- Laternenweg also leads from Albisguetli slightly further westwards up to the ridge.
- The Hohensteinweg leads up from Triemli (last stop on the number 14 tram line) over a shoulder of the mountain and is especially popular in the winter as a sledging run.
- A woodland path leads up from Uitikon-Waldegg (car park) to the summit. This path has the smallest incline.
There is also a mountain bike route that begins at the television tower and takes bikers over 3.5 km and a difference in altitude of 350 m down to the Triemli SZU station.
Elephants, rhinos, penguins and 20 species of monkeys are just some of the animals on the… more
Enjoy the sight of the snow leopards in their rocky Himalaya landscape, watch the Andean bears as they go climbing in search of food in their misty mountain world, and admire the giant turtles swimming in the Masoala Rainforest, where it is warm and humid all year round – a fragrant, tropical green oasis, a piece of Madagascar live on 13,000 square yards.
Possibility to hold events in the adjacent restaurant with a stunning view of the rainforest.
Book your Zoo Zurich entry ticket online or at the Tourist Service at the Main Railway Station:
- Adults: CHF 22
- Children (aged 6 - 16) / disabled: CHF 11
- Youth (aged 16 - 25): CHF 16
- Families (partner with own children, aged 6 - 16): CHF 60
- Special tickets for owners of a ZürichCARD (10 % discount)
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During the summer months, the ZSG offers numerous short round trips (1.5 h), as well as long round trips (4 h) to Rapperswil every day. During the winter months, the timetable includes two short round trips, as well as a long round trip.
Don’t miss out on a really special experience. Here’s a selection of the special cruises with catering facilities on board:
- Cheese Fondue Cruise
- Fondue Chinoise Cruise
- Brunch Cruise
- Dolce Vita Cruise
- BBQ Cruise
- Hit Parade Party Cruise
- Noche del Tango Cruise
- Salsa Cruise
- Rhythm & Swing Cruise
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