View from Lake Zurich (east side)
|Elevation||869 m (2,851 ft)|
|Prominence||143 m (469 ft) |
|Isolation||6.9 km (4.3 mi) |
|Easiest route||Mountain train|
The Üetliberg (also spelled Uetliberg) is a mountain in the Swiss plateau, part of the Albis chain, rising to 869 m (2,851 ft). The Üetliberg offers a panoramic view of the entire city of Zurich and the Lake of Zurich. There is also a hotel named "Uto Kulm" on this small mountain. The two towers on the mountain are a look-out tower (access costs CHF 2, rebuilt 1990) and the Uetliberg TV-tower (186 m, rebuilt 1990). The summit is easily accessible by train from Zurich. There are numerous walking paths leading up to the top from Albisgüetli, Triemli or Albisrieden with frequent water fountains and camping spots. Üetliberg also has a downhill MTB track which starts in the camping area at the top of the mountain and finishes next to Triemli train station.
Uetliberg station lies some 650 m (2,130 ft) from, and 56 m (184 ft) below, the summit of the Üetliberg. It is the terminus of the Uetliberg railway line, and is linked to Zürich Hauptbahnhof by S-Bahn Zürich service S10. Trains usually run every half-hour, taking 20 minutes.
Panoramic composite image of the Swiss Alps from the top of the Üetliberg (facing South).
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