Üetliberg

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Uetliberg
Uetliberg - Wollishofen - Zürichhorn 2012-09-27 16-15-12.JPG
View from Lake Zurich (east side)
Elevation 869 m (2,851 ft)
Prominence 143 m (469 ft)[1]
Isolation 6.9 km (4.3 mi)[2]
Parent peak Bürglen
Pronunciation ˈyɛtlibɛrɡ
Location
Uetliberg is located in Switzerland
Uetliberg
Uetliberg
Location in Switzerland
Location Zurich, Switzerland
Range Albis
Coordinates 47°20′58″N 8°29′29″E / 47.34944°N 8.49139°E / 47.34944; 8.49139Coordinates: 47°20′58″N 8°29′29″E / 47.34944°N 8.49139°E / 47.34944; 8.49139
Climbing
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 Uetliberg offers a panoramic view of the entire city of Zurich and the Lake of Zurich. There is also a hotel in the name of "Uto Kulm" on this small mountain. The two towers on the mountain are a look-out tower (access costs CHF2,[3] 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 Albisguetli, Triemli or Albisrieden with frequent water fountains and camping spots. Uetliberg also has a downhill MTB track which starts in the camping are at the top of the mountain and finishes next to Triemli train station.

Transportation[edit]

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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is located north of Balderen at 726 metres.
  2. ^ Retrieved from Google Earth. The nearest point of higher elevation is northwest of the Langnauer Berg.
  3. ^ Uetliberg observation tower

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Uetliberg at Wikimedia Commons