Hiking in Zurich and Region
The sunny weather lures many people into the mountains to go hiking. From Zurich, that is possible just a short distance away.

Hiking Excursions from Zurich

As soon as the snow has melted in spring, the mountain railways and cableways in the Zurich region commence their summer – and therefore also the hiking – season.

No matter whether hikers head for Zurich’s very own mountain, the Uetliberg, Mt. Rigi in Central Switzerland, or the world-famous Jungfraujoch – the popular excursion destinations can be reached from Zurich quickly and easily. The mountain regions of Sattel-Hochstuckli, Hoch-Ybrig, Amden-Weesen, Atzmännig and Flumserberg, which are all situated very close to Zurich, are particularly suitable for hikes with children, and some of them even have exciting children’s theme trails.

Those who prefer a bit more of a challenge can hike up the Grosser Mythen near Einsiedeln, or venture – either with a tour guide or under their own steam – into the Swiss Alps, where fresh mountain air and crystal-clear mountain lakes are awaiting them.

Incidentally, this is what the Swiss take with them on a hike:

  • Swiss cheese
  • a cervelat sausage
  • a Stadtjäger sausage
  • Zweifel potato chips
  • fresh bread
  • an apple from the region
  • Thomy mustard
  • Rivella (drink)
  • a Swiss Army Knife

These products can be found in most food stores. Here are a few more ideas for a perfectly filled hiking rucksack:

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