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Aussicht vom Uetliberg

Uetliberg

At 2850 feet above sea level, Uetliberg towers over the rooftops of Zürich. The mountain affords…   more

8143 Üetliberg/Zürich
www.uetliberg.ch
Aussicht vom Uetliberg
 

Uetliberg

At 2850 feet above sea level, Uetliberg towers over the rooftops of Zürich.
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.
Approach

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

Activities

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.
ZürichCARD - free ride

 
 
 
8143 Üetliberg/Zürich
+41 (0)44 457 66 66
info@utokulm.ch
www.uetliberg.ch
Station: Uetliberg
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Zurich Zoo & Masoala Rainforest

Elephants, rhinos, penguins and 20 species of monkeys are just some of the animals on the…   more

Zürichbergstrasse 221
8044 Zürich
www.zoo.ch

Zurich Zoo & Masoala Rainforest

Elephants, rhinos, penguins and 20 species of monkeys are just some of the animals on the Zürichberg that will transport you into an exotic world – with all your senses.
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.
Explore the rainforest along a twisting path and gain insight into a typical rainforest dense with palms and inhabited by lemurs and turtles and discover sparse swamp areas with a myriad of brightly-colored frogs.
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)


 
 
 
Zürichbergstrasse 221
8044 Zürich
+41 (0)44 254 25 05
zoo@zoo.ch
www.zoo.ch
Station: Zoo
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Lake Zürich

The slightly curved Lake Zürich is surrounded, on the left side by yet dense forests and hills…   more

Hintergasse 16
8640 Rapperswil
www.zuerichsee.ch

Lake Zürich

The slightly curved Lake Zürich is surrounded, on the left side by yet dense forests and hills stretching from Albis to Zimmerberg, and, on the right side, by the Pfannenstil region.

Water flowing into the lake from the cliffs of both chains of hills cut deep gorges into the moraines and deposited sand and gravel in both coastal areas. The moraines formed elements which left their mark on the landscape. Looking down the south-eastern side from Zürich, the suburbs of Zürich become increasingly replaced by more rural coastal zones.

The lake can be crossed, on the one hand, by means of the ferry running between Meilen and Horgen, and, on the other hand, by the Seedamm completed in 1878, which connects the lake's coasts at its most narrow point between Hurden and Rapperswil. And pedestrians can cross the lake on the newly constructed wooden bridge stretching from Rapperswil to Hurden.

In the past, the lake was mainly used as a highway and place of transportation. Today, it is a wellknown, appealing destination for tourists coming form near and far. Taking a boat trip on a sunny day in the summer no doubt belongs to one of the most enjoyable ways to spend a day in the region.

Length of coast 87.60 km
Total surface 88.66 km2
Deepest point 143.00 m (between Herrliberg and Oberrieden)
Widest point 3.85 km (between Stäfa and Richterswil)
Middle water level 405.95 meters above sea level
Inflow Linth in Schmerikon
Outlet Limmat in Zürich


 
 
 
Hintergasse 16
8640 Rapperswil
+41 (0) 848 811 500
info@zuerichsee.ch
www.zuerichsee.ch
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Trinkwasser-Brunnen in Zürich

1200 fountains

In Zürich, if you get thirsty, there is no need to look for a supermarket, since you can simply…   more


1200 fountains

In Zürich, if you get thirsty, there is no need to look for a supermarket, since you can simply quench your thirst at the nearest fountain. And you will never have far to go because, with a total of around 1,200, Zürich has one of the greatest number of fountains in the world. Indeed, many of Zürich’s fountains are small-scale works of art with a fascinating history.

 
 
 
Wandertouren in der Region Zürich

GPS tours in the Zürich region

The most beautiful GPS tours in the Zürich region: Hiking tours, mountainbike & bicycle tours,…   more


GPS tours in the Zürich region

The most beautiful GPS tours in the Zürich region: Hiking tours, mountainbike & bicycle tours, inlineskating tours, canoe & paddling excursions as well as wheelchair-accessible hiking trails with detailed rout data, maps and downloads.

> GPS tours in the Zürich region


 
 
 

Jucker Farm AG – Adventure Farm

Adventures for adults and children at «Jucker Farm AG» Adventure Farm in Seegräben (S14/Bhf.…   more

Dorfstrasse 23
8607 Aathal-Seegräben
www.juckerfarm.ch

Jucker Farm AG – Adventure Farm

Adventures for adults and children at «Jucker Farm AG» Adventure Farm in Seegräben (S14/Bhf. Aathal) with its wonderful lake and mountain views offers a straw paradise for young guests, a walk-in goat enclosure, and a nature playground. A pick-your-own area, seasonal delicacies from the farm kitchens and the annual pumpkin exhibition are just some of the highlights.

*Winner of Best of Swiss Gastro Awards 2012 - Activity*

 
 
 
Dorfstrasse 23
8607 Aathal-Seegräben
+41 (0)44 934 34 84
events@juckerfarm.ch
www.juckerfarm.ch
Station: Bahnhof Aathal
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Aabachtal

Not only the people of the region, but also those coming from the Zurich agglomeration find in the…   more

Rickenstrasse 12
8733 Eschenbach
www.eschenbach.ch

Aabachtal

Not only the people of the region, but also those coming from the Zurich agglomeration find in the varied landscape along the rushing Aabach a major hiking area and meaningful recreational spots.

This natural area along the Aabach, although close to civilization, is also an important environment for numerous types of flora and fauna, some of them threatened with extinction.

In order to give wild plants and animals in the popular hiking area a chance at survival, guides for the visitor are necessary. This is especially the case because in recent years more and more pressure has been put on the natural areas, some sensitive.

 
 
 
Rickenstrasse 12
8733 Eschenbach
+41 (0)55 286 13 26
info@eschenbach.ch
www.eschenbach.ch
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Airport Fitness & Wellness

Relaxation and enjoyment directly at Zürich Airport. The Airport Fitness facility is located in…   more

Hotelstrasse
8060 Zürich-Flughafen
www.airport-fitness.ch

Airport Fitness & Wellness

Relaxation and enjoyment directly at Zürich Airport. The Airport Fitness facility is located in the basement of Hotel Radisson Blu and offers a diverse range of wellness and fitness services. In the 2,000 m² elegant wellness oasis, a hamam, mixed sauna, ladies’ sauna, men’s sauna, as well as rest and relaxation areas with aquariums, water beds, and much more await you.
ZürichCARD special: CHF 10.- Discount on entrance fee
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Hotelstrasse
8060 Zürich-Flughafen
+41 (0)43 816 56 66
info@airport-fitness.ch
www.airport-fitness.ch
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Alpamare

At Alpamare, ten adrenalin-producing slides with a total length of 1500 meters (1640 yards)…   more

Gwattstrasse 12
8808 Pfäffikon
www.alpamare.ch

Alpamare

At Alpamare, ten adrenalin-producing slides with a total length of 1500 meters (1640 yards) produce an instant buzz. The river swimming area Rio Mare and the indoor wave pool ensure exciting swimming for adults and children. Those in search of relaxation will not be disappointed by the Alpa thermal spring and the 36° degree iodine-brine pool, which is an exclusivity in Switzerland and helps to prevent and cure not only damaged discs or rheumatism. There are also Saunas, a Solarium, a large terrace with free deck chairs with a fantastic view, restaurants and more.

ZürichCARD special: 15% discount on entrance fee.
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Gwattstrasse 12
8808 Pfäffikon
+41 (0)55 415 15 15
alpamare@alpamare.ch
www.alpamare.ch
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Tierolympiade Zoo Zürich

Animal Olympics

How long can the flamingo stand on one leg without tipping over? How do penguins manage to turn…   more

Zürichbergstrasse 221
8044 Zürich
www.zoo.ch

Animal Olympics

How long can the flamingo stand on one leg without tipping over? How do penguins manage to turn their eggs without using their hands and without breaking the eggs? Which animal in the zoo is the fastest? And what do specialists such as the poison dart frog or the anteater do best? The Animal Olympics in Zoo Zurich is a venue where children 6 years and older playfully acquire knowledge during an entertaining hour.
Duration: 60-90 minutes

Language: German

Price: Package price for a guided tour, max 10 children: CHF 180 (60 min.), CHF 220 (90 min.)
for any additional child: CHF 18 / CHF 22

More information: > Zoo Zurich

 
 
 
Zürichbergstrasse 221
8044 Zürich
+41 (0)44 254 25 05
zoo@zoo.ch
www.zoo.ch
Station: Zoo
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