The Üetliberg railway (with regular scheduled trains) takes summiteers to Zurich's "own" mountain, 871 meters high. The high-altitude hike following the train trip is also suitable for families; after visiting the restaurant terrace on the Felsenegg, the gondola lift is waiting to take walkers down to Adliswil, where the S-Bahn (train) runs back towards Zurich.


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.

An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted

Technical information

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Start Location
Üetliberg – Zurich’s home mountain
One way
Altitude (meter above sea level)
870 m
204 m
233 m
6 km
1 h 40 min
Technical requirements
Physical requirements
March - November
With panoramic views
Hiking, Nature
Signalisation in both directions
Suitable for children with age
6 - 9 years, 10 - 13 years, 14+ Years


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Zürich Tourismus
Gessnerallee 3
8001 Zürich

Phone +41 (0)44 215 40 00
Fax +41 (0)44 215 40 44

Quick Facts

Route Number


6 km


1 h 40 min


204 m

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