The Uetliberg is Zurich's own little mountain, marking the end of the Albis mountain chain on the western side of Lake Zurich. It rises up to 869 metres a.s.l. - towering around 450 metres over the city. There is a lookout tower on top bringing you to exactly 900 metres a.s.l. and offering a stunning view over the city, the lake and on to the Alps.
The mountain is a popular , local recreation area all year round. There is a train (S 10 from track 21 or 22)
from the main station twice an hour (more on weekends). Be aware that you need an additional ticket even if you have a day pass for Zurich ( buy 1 - 2 additional zones' day ticket at the ticket machine)
From the terminal station it's easy 10-minute walk to the peak with the lookout tower and a restaurant.
You can also walk up from the city to the peak. Take tram 13 in direction Albisgeutli and get off at the last stop.,
From there two different paths lead to the top, both take about and hour. You do not need hiking equipment , but we recommend good shoes and staying on the path especially in winter.