There are many ways to get up to the Uetliberg. This is clear from the many people that one meets there, especially at this time of year. Just as in the last ice age, when its 869-meter high peak rose up from the Linth glacier, it often stands today imposingly above the fog. It thus enables many Zurich city inhabitants a bit of sun on gray days.
In Adliswil take the aerial tramway, renovated last winter, to Felsenegg. There you turn to the north and follow the ridge along the Albis. After 300 meters you’ll arrive at the first tourist attraction. This is the radio tower, which looks like a monster from a science fiction film and can be seen for miles around. Built in 1959, it has been used for the last four years by Skyguide, the provider of civil and military air navigation services in Switzerland, as a radar receiving station.
The next tourist attraction has to do with things that are far, far away from the earth. On the Planet Trail between Büchenegg and Uetliberg station, all the planets of the solar system are represented in a ratio of one to a billion. Information boards provide information about the size, positions and orbits of Saturn, Pluto and co. Families especially will appreciate these trail markers along the way. The Uet-liberg trail wanders through and along the perimeters of beech woods and across meadows. As most of the leaves have already fallen, the view is better than in summer. In many spots one can see on the right side nearly the whole of Lake Zurich, while on the left side the landscapes of Canton Aargau and Canton Lucerne are visible. The climb down from Zurich’s mountain takes you further north before you take the Hohensteinweg toward the city and arrive at Triemli. From there you can get back to Zurich’s main station on the S10.
Variant A: From Albisgüetli on the Denzlerweg to Uto Kulm (not marked on the map).
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Tour history (B02209)
First published: Donnerstag, 16. September 2010
Last updated: Mittwoch, 15. Januar 2014
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