|Starting point:||Üetliberg (Zurich)|
|Getting to the starting point:||Train from Zurich main station to the Üetliberg|
|Back from the destination:||Felsenegg–Adliswil gondola lift, then Sihltal railway to Zurich|
|Difference in elevation:||Ascent 225 m, descent 250 m|
|Hiking time:||1h 45m|
|Season:||March to November|
|Note: The "Albis day ticket" is suitable class="res-table" for the round trip.|
The Planet Trail is a magical ridge walk: in just under two hours, hikers can journey through our solar system as they admire the superb panoramas. Zurich's "own" mountain, the Üetliberg, is reached by train from Zurich's main station; day-trippers and sun-worshippers have been riding up the "Üezgi" in comfort since 1875 (with a few interruptions).
The combined guest house and spa resort was opened 25 years earlier and is now a stylish hotel with superb all-round views. Visitors with no fear of heights can ascend to the 72-meter-high viewing tower platform at the "Uto Kulm" hotel for even more impressive vistas of the city of Zurich, the lake and the Alps.
Equally stunning views can be admired on the short high-altitude hike up to the Felsenegg, close to Switzerland's first and only nature adventure park: the Zurich-Sihlwald Wilderness Park. As well as leisure hikers and families, visitors will encounter rangers who are glad to offer information about their work and the natural environment.
The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.