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Mt. Uetliberg

From the lofty heights of this mountain look down on the rooftops and spires of Zurich. On a clear day you might even see the Swiss Alps.

Mt. Uetliberg lies to the southwest of Zurich’s center. At 2,850 feet (868 meters) above sea level, it’s the best spot in the region to enjoy panoramas of the city. You can either spend a short time up the mountain to take some photographs, or dedicate half a day to hiking, cycling or sledding around the area.

There are a number of ways to reach the summit of Mt. Uetliberg. In inclement weather, the best way is to catch the train service that runs from the central Zurich Hauptbahnhof station to the station at Uetliberg. From here, it’s a 10-minute hike to the top. If weather is on your side, embark on one of the hiking routes. The Denzlerweg trailhead is at the Albisguetli tram stop. So too is the start of the Laternenweg trail (this takes a more westward direction). The Hohensteinweg trail begins at the Triemli tram stop.

If you have a bicycle, make the most of the 2.2-mile (3.5-kilometer) downward trail that takes you to Triemli SZU station. Check your brakes beforehand.

At the top of Mt. Uetliberg are two towers. One is the Uetliberg TV tower, which is private. The other is the Uetliberg lookout tower, which is free to access, something you shouldn’t miss. Adjacent to the towers is Uto Kulm (Top of Zurich). This hotel offers some of the finest views in the city, although rates are not cheap.

The clearest views over the city and Lake Zurich are generally in the summer. This is also when you’re most likely to get a peek of the Alps, which lie about 124 miles (200 kilometers) to the southwest. However, there are benefits to visiting Mt. Uetliberg in the winter. The peak is one of the few points that rise above Zurich’s winter fog. Also, when it snows, all hiking paths are transformed into sledding runs and a trip down one of them is an enjoyable way to return to the center of Zurich.


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Hotel UTO KULM

Hotel UTO KULM

Top of Zürich, Zürich, ZH
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Center, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Uetliberg Lookout Tower. Uetliberg S-Bahn is only a 4-minute walk and Ringlikon S-Bahn is 20 minutes.

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    Crowne Plaza Zürich

    Crowne Plaza Zürich

    420 Badenerstrasse, Zürich, ZH
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Center, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Helsinki Club and Letzigrund Stadium. Bahnhofstrasse and Fraumuenster are also within 3 miles (5 km). Letzigrund Tram Stop and Albisriederplatz Tram Stop are within a 5-minute walk.

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      Atlantis by Giardino

      Atlantis by Giardino

      Döltschiweg 234, Zürich, ZH
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Wiedikon, this luxury hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Uetliberg, Bahnhofstrasse and Fraumuenster. Swiss National Museum and Kunsthaus Zurich are also within 3 miles (5 km). Schweighof S-Bahn is 7 minutes by foot and Triemli S-Bahn is 8 minutes.

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        The Guests' House

        Doeltschihalde 49, 03. Wiedikon, Zürich
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Wiedikon, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Uetliberg, Bahnhofstrasse and Fraumuenster. Swiss National Museum and Kunsthaus Zurich are also within 3 miles (5 km). Triemli S-Bahn is only a 3-minute walk and Schweighof S-Bahn is 6 minutes.

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          Youth Hostel Zurich

          Mutschellenstrasse 114, Zürich
             
            2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Wollishofen, this hostel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Mythenquai Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Bahnhofstrasse and Fraumuenster. Kunsthaus Zurich and Swiss National Museum are also within 3 miles (5 km). Morgental Tram Stop is 7 minutes by foot and Wollishofen Station is 7 minutes.

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            ArabellaSheraton Atlantis

            Doeltschiweg 234, Zurich
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Wiedikon, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Uetliberg, Bahnhofstrasse, and Fraumuenster. Swiss National Museum and Kunsthaus Zurich are also within 3 mi (5 km). Schweighof S-Bahn is 7 minutes by foot and Triemli S-Bahn is 7 minutes.

              Motel One Zürich £117
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              Motel One Zürich

              Brandschenkestrasse 25, Zürich
                 
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                Located in Old Town, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ethnographic Museum at the University of Zurich, Bahnhofstrasse and Fraumuenster. Swiss National Museum and Kunsthaus Zurich are also within 1 mile (2 km). Selnau Station and Stockerstrasse Tram Stop are within a 5-minute walk.

                H+ Hotel Zürich £85
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                H+ Hotel Zürich

                Badenerstrasse 537, Zürich, ZH
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Albisrieden, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Technopark Business Center and Letzigrund Stadium. Bahnhofstrasse and Fraumuenster are also within 3 miles (5 km). Freihofstrasse Tram Stop is only a 2-minute walk and Letzigrund Tram Stop is 4 minutes.