Uetliberg is one of the nearest places to Zürich for hiking, and it is known as a great place for people of all ages to enjoy the outdoors and catch some great views of the city. We decided to check it out for ourselves, and it did not disappoint!
We took the train from downtown Zürich nearly all the way to the top of Uetliberg. After a short hike uphill, we reached the summit and found a large plaza with a viewing tower, a restaurant, and lots of visitors. The viewing tower required an entrance fee, which could only be paid in exact change in coins, so we did not ascend it this time. We nonetheless were able to see some amazing views of the city, the river, and the mountains in the distance.
After taking in the vista, we began our descent. The hike through the woods was beautiful, and we thoroughly enjoyed our first hiking experience in Switzerland!